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Digital Provenance Symposium

Monday November 6, 2017

Carnegie Museum of Art
Free and open to the public

Get to Pittsburgh a day early and join our colleagues for a day of discussion of the role of museums in understanding, researching, disseminating, and digitally publishing museum collections. The symposium will showcase innovative approaches to problems around the representation of events in digital collections, and discuss standardization, collaboration, and communication across the cultural heritage field.



Full-Day Registration

Afternoon Panel Discussions


MORNING: Project reports – Visualizing object histories
9:30 Welcome & Keynote
9:45-10:45 Pools: Sales, exhibitions, collections, inventories
11:00-12:00 Trails: Movements of objects and people through time and space 
12:00 Lunch Break & guided visit to CMOA’s Northbrook digital provenance installation

AFTERNOON: Panel discussions – Collections, Digital Humanities, and institutional change
1:30 The data-driven museum: collection data and internal change
2:30 Museum collections in the world of data: collection data for the digital humanities
3:45 Event-driven Digital Art History: data, ideas, opportunities



  • Jodi Cranston, Boston University
  • Karakatsanis Costas, Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Matthew Hargraves, Yale Center for British Art
  • Jennifer Henel, National Gallery of Art
  • Alison Langmead, University of Pittsburgh
  • Mattheew Lincoln, Getty Research Institute
  • Louise Lippincott, Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Akemi May, Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Jo Ellen Parker, Carnegie Institute
  • David Newbury, Getty Digital
  • Kirsten Regina, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Katie Reilly, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Tom Scutt, Paul Mellon Centre for British Art
  • Scott Weingart, Carnegie Mellon University



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