The possibilities of exhibition histories, LOD, and improving access to historical Museum materials
Friday, November 16, 2018 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Venue: The Curtis Hotel
Room: Jax (2nd floor)
In September 2016, The Museum of Modern Art published web pages for all of its past exhibitions going back to 1929, all viewable at These pages provided a structure for organizing and publishing a wide variety of archival documents, images and publications. In January 2018 we enlarged this project by integrating the complete exhibition 40-year exhibition history of MoMA PS1.

In our presentation Jonathan Lill proposes to discuss how that exhibition data and associated digitized materials were accumulated, linked together, meshed with existing museum systems, and deployed online. He will then explore how this work can be extended to include other histories from other institutions. Karly Wildenhaus will discuss existing and proposed data models for the practical sharing and publishing this data. Together we will demonstrate how integrating the exhibition histories of multiple organizations not only can allow for the study of artist activities across a community of galleries, museums, and other institutions, over time, but also create a network of interlinked resources allowing for the easier discovery and greater exposure of archival records and historical materials across the web.

Type of Session
30-Minute Presentation or Case Study
Session Leader : Jonathan Lill, Leon Levy Foundation Project Manager, MoMA Archives, The Museum of Modern Art Archives
Co-Presenter : Karly Wildenhaus, MLIS Candidate 2018, UCLA Department of Information Studies