My Proposed Project

I am interested in exploring some of the documentation created by my institution in its first twenty-five years or so. My museum held its first exhibition in 1919 and was officially founded in 1921. Going back to those first years, I am interested in collecting information to form data sets related to collecting (who works were purchased from, what works were purchased together, in what sequence were works purchased, how soon after creation were works purchased) as well as frequency and patterns of display (which works were hung together, how often were works on view). These sets of data, with the help of some digital tools, could reveal patterns of habit and perspectives on the collection (both individual works and how the works related to each other). It is possible that I could provide substantial examples to support long held ideas about our collection or that I could disprove theories about the same.

Source: My Proposed Project