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Title: Art Museum Image Consortium: museum multimedia for education University of Pittsburgh November 2, 1999


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Art Museum Image Consortiummuseum multimedia
for educationUniversity of PittsburghNovember
2, 1999
AMICO

www.amico.org
Jennifer Trant Executive Director jtrant_at_amico.org


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What is AMICO?
  • independent, non-profit, consortium of
    institutions with collections of art
  • formed Sept. 1997
  • 28 members in North America
  • new members welcome, world-wide
  • Mission enable educational access to museum
    multimedia documentation

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Why AMICO?
  • administer educational licensed efficiently
  • create common library for consistency and ease of
    use
  • encourage broad use of museum collections
  • facilitate interchange of experience and ideas
  • build links among museum and user community

4
Delivering the AMICO Library
Members
AMICO
Users
Subscriber
Distributors
Users
Subscriber
Subscriber
Users
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AMICO MembersSept. 1999
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Asia Society Gallery
  • Center for Creative Photography
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley
    College
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library
  • International Museum of Photography, George
    Eastman House
  • J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Library of Congress
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • National Museum of American Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • Walker Art Center
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

Interested in joining? see www.amico.org for full
details ...
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AMICO Members
  • pay dues
  • 2,000 - 5,000 US based on budget
  • govern consortium
  • committees editorial, technical, rights, users
  • contribute to the shared Library
  • text, image, multimedia
  • use the Library in their educational programs
  • in galleries, library, research

7
AMICO Works
Works in the AMICO Library are documented by a
catalog record, and image and an image metadata
record.Other multimedia may also be included.
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AMICO Distribution
  • different Distributors for distinct communities
  • Web Thumbnail Catalog for public access
  • Research Libraries Group (RLG) provides
    university access
  • State-wide access in Ohio, California (under
    development)
  • Other Distributors for Primary Secondary
    Schools, Public Libraries and international users

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AMICO Web www.amico.org
10
AMICO Web Thumbnail Catalog
wedding
Simple Search www.amico.org
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AMICO Web Thumbnail Catalog
Search Result www.amico.org
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AMICO at RLG
  • Research Libraries Group
  • not for profit library information network
  • Offer online subscriptions to many resources
  • AMICO Library part of their into Eureka Service
  • Searchable like Bibliographic and Abstract
    Index Databases
  • Limited learning curve for existing users
  • 24/7 support and service

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AMICO_at_RLG
Subscription Service
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AMICO_at_RLG
Advanced Search SubscriptionService
15
AMICO_at_RLG
Search Result SubscriptionService
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AMICO Subscribers
  • Educational Institutions license the compiled
    AMICO Library
  • universities, colleges, schools, libraries,
    museums
  • Full range of users and uses, including
  • non-commercial, educational purposes
  • faculty, staff, students, researchers
  • walk-in users and distance education
  • use in presentations, papers, theses, lectures,
    local applications

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AMICO in Art History Class
projection of images in classroom
in depth study of one work
Student assignments based on comparisons of works
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AMICO in Art Studio Class
  • Assignment
  • Review the AMICO library for works that explore
    the concepts of solid and void.
  • Analyse them as you prepare for the creation of
    your own work.

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AMICO in the Library
online review replaces slide carrousels
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AMICO in Cultural History
Dürers Large Passion used with Bachs St.
Matthew Passion to provide context for
Luthers Freedom of a Christian
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AMICO in Technical Studies
  • Computer Imaging
  • Review metadata accompanying AMICO images and
    assess issues in image quality and fidelity
  • Identify criteria for creating accurate digital
    colour reproductions of works of art
  • School of Printing
  • Assess issues in faithful colour reproduction
    from digital source

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Issues
  • Content and Documentation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Economics
  • Community Building

25
AMICOs Role
  • share, shape and standardize museum
    documentation
  • create ongoing, self-supported, sustainable
    infrastructure
  • enable educational access to museum multimedia

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More info?
  • Art Museum Image Consortium
  • http//www.amico.org
  • info_at_amico.org
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