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If standards can be established across industries for emojis, books and music — it can be done in the realm of cultural heritage and the visual arts

Papyrus ca. 2030–1640 B.C. , Middle Kingdom courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access Collection


Atrium Ceiling, The Met Cloisters | 📸 Christopher Vicini
Atrium Ceiling, The Met Cloisters | 📸 Christopher Vicini

"Innovation is saying no to 1000 things." —Steve Jobs

Innovation is one of those words that gets thrown around way too much. But it's not just a buzzword — it's a survival tactic that is becoming more and more crucial, especially in the arts. Some may say that the arts…


A series of permanent collection images from various museums, eventually eclipsed by “No Image Available” icons
Sally King McBride, 2020


If records cannot be accessed or shared online, the very mission of the museum is at risk ⚠️

Artwork: Christopher Vicini


Pushing through what stops most from trying something new: overthinking and feeling awkward

Rowel Spur ca. 1400, French or Spanish, Catalonia from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access Collection


How do we win the tug of war with time?

This Egyptian wall painting from the wall of Tomb 15 at Beni Hassan appears to depict toss jugglers. Illustration from “Illustrerad verldshistoria” by Ernst Wallis et al, 1875


When museums add transparency to ownership records and the copyright determination process, they can reduce risk — and increase confidence in the creative re-use of art by the public.

Edgar Degas, Frieze of Dancers, c.1895 | Cleveland Museum of Art Open Access Collection


Sculptural Frieze of the Met Museum Roof recedes towards the Philip Johnson-designed apartment building on Fifth Avenue
Photo Sally McBride, 2017.


Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash


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