Art Resource in Digital Era: in context of Single-Artist Museum

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Sang Ae Park, Nam June Paik Art Center, South Korea

Published paper: Art Resource in Digital Era: in context of Single-Artist Museum

The rapid development of technology has caused such changes to archiving methodology for cultural assets. In a museum context, it used to be possible to see artwork or to research art archives in only a specific venue with real objects, but this limit of space and time comes to mean nothing when digital platform has been introduced. Objects held by museum varied from artwork to art resource including archive, published materials, graphics, and among others. These analogue objects can be digitized, which exactly means creating digital copy, in order to be serviced on digital platform. There are digitally born objects as well. This paper suggests that digital art resource comprise: digitalized images of artwork, art archive, and published materials; digital-born archive and platform; and medatada of these digital assets. In order to provide audience and researchers with optimal virtual experience, it is important metadating target-objects. Metadata is usually told as data of data. It tells technical specifications, administrative attributes, structural characteristics, contextual data sets, and among others. Metadata would be functioned as outlines of each object and also as connecting points for all objects on the platform. Metadata would compose basic information for drawing an intellectual map of digital assets on the platform. It also is an interesting approach to explore digital art resource in a single artist museum context. A single artist museum is dedicated to one particular artist and carries unique attributes compared to other general museums. Attributes of this kind of museum will be explored focused on collection and research, both of which are highly related to constructing and using digital art resource. This paper will review practices in metadating digital art resource considering distinctive structure of each resource group and show some practices in designing digital platform servicing digital art resource in context of a single artist museum. 

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The rapid development of technology has caused such changes to archiving methodology for cultural assets. In a museum context, it used to be possible to see artwork or to research art archives in only a specific venue with real objects, but this limit of space and time comes to mean nothing when digital platform has been introduced. Objects held by museum varied from artwork to art resource including archive, published materials, graphics, and among others. These analogue objects can be digitized, which exactly means creating digital copy, in order to be serviced on digital platform. There are digitally born objects as well. This paper suggests that digital art resource comprise: digitalized images of artwork, art archive, and published materials; digital-born archive and platform; and medatada of these digital assets. In order to provide audience and researchers with optimal virtual experience, it is important metadating target-objects. Metadata is usually told as data of data. It tells technical specifications, administrative attributes, structural characteristics, contextual data sets, and among others. Metadata would be functioned as outlines of each object and also as connecting points for all objects on the platform. Metadata would compose basic information for drawing an intellectual map of digital assets on the platform. It also is an interesting approach to explore digital art resource in a single artist museum context. A single artist museum is dedicated to one particular artist and carries unique attributes compared to other general museums. Attributes of this kind of museum will be explored focused on collection and research, both of which are highly related to constructing and using digital art resource. This paper will review practices in metadating digital art resource considering distinctive structure of each resource group and show some practices in designing digital platform servicing digital art resource in context of a single artist museum.