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Most art museums have enormous inventories, most of which are not displayed to the public, but are constantly rotating through storage. It is quite a task to keep these collections organized. Before, archives were maintained only through log books and paper files. Today museums use databases to keep track of their inventory, a faster and more accurate method.
“The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) is a not-for-profit association of art collecting institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, SFMOMA, the Getty Museum, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Through AMICO, these and other institutions provide access to digital documentation of their collections for educational use. Their digital library is available to universities and colleges, public libraries, and elementary, middle, and high schools, and the 2001 edition includes more than 65,000 different works of art, from prehistoric goddess figures to contemporary sculpture. These works are fully documented, and all entries include basic cataloging information and may also include curatorial texts, detailed provenance information, multiple views of the work itself and other related multimedia.”
“Nanoparticles of calcium and magnesium hydroxide and carbonate have been used to restore and protect wall paints, such as Maya paintings in Mexico or 15th century Italian masterpieces. Nanoparticle applications were also used to restore old paper documents, where acidic inks have caused the cellulose fibers to break up, and to treat acidic wood from a 400-year-old shipwreck.”
Index – a large scale installation of projected data.
Life-writer - interactive installation of a type-writer that prints on a light sensitive screen.
John Simons’s Code Art – kinetic compositions that move in patterns on laptop screens, or wall-projections
-Water and Sewer Systems
-Roads and Highways
-Digital Circuit Design
Web forums allow art students to communicate with each other and employers by posting threads requesting job information. Many employers looking to hire artists will post job openings on the forums. In some ways, these forums are more beneficial to the companies that hire the artists than the artists themselves. Forums provide limitless information of work opportunities, but also provide limitless competition.
-Online portfolios provide new artists with a means to expose their work to the world without paying astronomical gallery fees. They have the option of adding their portfolio to their myspace or facebook accounts, creating a personal web page, or for a small fee, posting their portfolios on a professional portfolio website where it will be viewed by more employers. Downfall-larger risk of having work plagiarized.
-Online Advertisement and Self-Endorsement
-Digital Art Exhibits
-Computer Aided Design
-Combining Digital Art with Traditional Art
-Finding Career Opportunities
-Visual Communications Design