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Coding Our Collection: The National Gallery of Art Datathon

October 25 at 3:30
West Building Lecture Hall

The National Gallery of Art will be the first American art museum to invite teams of data scientists and art historians to analyze, contextualize, and visualize its permanent collection data. The Gallery’s full permanent collection data has been released to six teams of researchers from institutions including Bennington College, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, George Mason University, Macalester College, New College of Florida, University of California, Los Angeles, and Williams College. Questions from curators, conservators, and researchers will help guide this analysis, and teams are encouraged to pursue whichever avenues of inquiry they find most compelling. The study will culminate in a two-day Datathon during which the teams will finalize their visualizations and present their findings at a public livestreamed event on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. The project is led by Diana Greenwald, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, National Gallery of Art. 

Special thanks to the Library of Congress LC Labs and Rare Books Division for facilitating access to Library collections as data for this event.

Registration is free but required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Please register here.  

The program will be streamed live here.

Leo Villareal, Multiverse, 2008, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), computer, and electronic circuitry, Gift of Victoria and Roger Sant and Sharon P. and Jay Rockefeller, 2009.115.1

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