[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Cataloging framed portraits

Dean DeBolt ddebolt at uwf.edu
Wed Sep 28 10:20:38 EDT 2022

We have a small art gallery on campus (The Art Gallery) called TAG.   Some
years back, they asked for a way to
be able to 'catalog' their holdings online.  Then we were using Archon and
they wanted simply be able to look at
paintings and their 'accession' record.  I was a little concerned about the
accession record being public but their
staff had no issue with it.   So I just did simple listing of the object,
with scans of the painting and of the form.

Later these transferred to ArchivesSpace when Lyrasis managed a transfer
for us.  They're not perfect, and I
would do my entry a little differently for art pieces or framed works here
in Archives, however here's an



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On Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 8:39 AM Jessica Steytler <jasteytler at minlib.net>

> I'm not (yet??) doing framed portraits, but I suppose I could as we have
> them here. I am wrapping my head around how to handle our hydra-esque
> photo collection. I imagine whatever pointers you are getting for portraits
> might have some overlap for my project-- I wish I had useful data to share
> first, but I do not.
> Jessica
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 10:50 AM Nic Stanton-Roark <ndroark at anderson.edu>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am considering using ArchivesSpace to catalog some framed portraits,
>> including of unidentified individuals, that we have physical custody of.
>> Does anyone have a good example of either their own work or instances seen
>> in the wild of framed portraits being cataloged through Aspace?
>> <https://anderson.edu/>
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