In 2009, we launched our first online collections database, allowing users to view over 22,000 objects in the museum’s collection. Today, we are proud to announce that we have updated the database, making it more user-friendly and providing access to larger images.
We are constantly adding new information and new objects; our database is a living, changing entity. Object records evolve through research, new scholarship, and an ongoing dialogue and interaction with those who make use of the objects.
Some fun new features:
- Better search capabilities
- The Advanced Search option now has eight drop-down menus, allowing you to choose search terms from a list
- Bigger images and more detail images
- Large images appear immediately on the Detailed View and Related Media Items (if available) are easy to see below
- Sort your search results
- In the List View you can sort your results by: Artist/Maker, Origin, Title/Object, or Date made
- Saving groups of artwork
- You can save a group of objects you’d like to look at later or share with a friend
Take a coffee break and spend some time exploring the Henry’s collection from your computer! If you find a series of objects you’d like to research further, you can make an appointment to see the objects in person in the our Reed Collection Study Center. That’s right, we’ll pull the objects out of storage and show them to you. How cool is that?