Museums and the Web 1999

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Published: March 1999.


Carol A. DeNatale

H.F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
Cornell University
Ithaca NY
14853 USA

As the Registrar for the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Carol DeNatale is responsible for overseeing the care and documentation of the 27,000 objects in the permanent collection. In addition, she works with the curators of Asian art, works on paper, and paintings and sculpture to coordinate special exhibitions containing both works from the collection and objects on loan to the collection. In both the collections and exhibitions areas, documentation and ease of access to that information are vital forces which motivate the need for a digitized database.

Carol is also co-project manager, along with Peter Hirtle from the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections (CIDC), for The Museum Online project. This project has the explicit goal of making the entire museum collection available to the public using a searchable database incorporating both textual and visual data. This is a collaborative project in terms of funding and content, and will serve as a pilot project for CIDC.

Prior to her arrival at Cornell, Carol worked in the Registrarial offices at the Hood Museum of Dartmouth College, and at the Gallery Association of New York State. She received her BA in Art History from the Univesity of Rochester, and recently completed her MBA at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell.

Carol A. presented Images for the Web: Managing Digital Access Projects