Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art

  • Annie Lindberg (Manager)

Infrastructure

    Infrastructure Details

    Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs to

    Within four years the database is linked with existing national and international registers and databases such as The Public Art Agency, K-samsök and Europeana.

    - Europeana – a European database collecting digitized material from cultural institutions.
    - K-samsök (Swedish Open Cultural Heritage) – a web service used to search and retrieve data from Swedish cultural institutions.
    - The Public Art Agency – produces permanent artworks for new buildings that will be used for government purposes. Many of the sketches in Skissernas Museum´s collection is for these artworks.
    - BeBR (Data Base of Built Heritage) – a national registry holding information about the built heritage.

    Description

    In 2014 the digitization project “Digitization and Accessibility of the Museum’s collection” started with the aim to make the collection available and increase its visibility in a national and international research context. The project is still ongoing. The next step in the project is digitization of the archives and accessibility of the database on the Museum´s web page.

    The project will result in a unique bank of knowledge, facilitating and stimulating this research in and outside of Sweden, while making available for the general public.

    Equipment and resources

    - Photo studio for large-sized sketches
    - Photo studio for models
    - Scanning studio with a bookeye overhead scanner for sketchbooks
    - File Maker Pro database

    Digital and physical collections

    - Collection of sketches for public art – digitized and presented in the database.
    - Archives containing letters, photos and press cuttings – digitized and presented in the database within four years. Until then only available by appointment.
    - Library containing national and international literature about public art and creative processes – available by appointment.

    Services provided

    The database is not available for researchers outside the museum yet. It is however possible to extract data from the database and send it to researchers via email. A computer for researchers is available in the library by appointment for those who want to search the database.

    Management of the infrastructure

    Project manager of the digitization and infrastructure project is archivist Annie Lindberg.

    UKÄ subject classification

    • Visual Arts

    Type of infrastructure

    • Digital collections