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Handbuch Sprache in der Kunstkommunikation by Marcus Müller, Heiko Hausendorf

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19.Art Vocabulary: Categorizing Works of Art

Abstract: Terminology used for art and cultural heritage information is drawn from long-established common practice among collectors and scholars of art. However, most museums and other collecting institutions were not concerned with standardization of terms outside their own institution until the latter part of the 20th century. As art and cultural heritage communities have increasingly sought to provide access to information that was previously held in paper files or isolated in local information systems, art vocabularies and cataloguing standards have become critical in the creation and dissemination of art information. At the same time, art and cultural heritage information ...

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