Keyword Search  |  Advanced Search  |  Browse By Category  |  Browse By Artist

KEYWORD SEARCH

To perform a Search, enter one or more words associated with an object's name, title, artist, material, description, and/or period of time when the object was created. The search is not case sensitive and will only return records that contain all words entered. If you only wish to view objects with an associated image, check the box labeled "Only display records with images". Click the search button to begin the search.

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ADVANCED SEARCH

The Advanced Search has a number of fields that can be used to narrow your search. A single field or any combination of fields may be used in one search. Each additional field used will further narrow your search. This search is not case sensitive. Click the search button to begin the search.

  • Category: Select the category to search. The search will be filtered to display only objects within that category.
  • Title: Enter a whole or partial title of the object.
  • Object Name: Click on "select an object name" to display a list of the names of objects in the collection. Click on the desired object name to automatically insert the name into the text box.
  • Artist: Click on "select an artist" to display a list of artist names. Click on the desired artist name to automatically insert the name into the text box.
  • Date Made Range:  Enter a range, in years, when the object was created. Years must be entered in four-digit format only (e.g. 1805). To search for objects created within a particular year, enter the same year into both text boxes. Search results for Date Made Range will only return objects with a known date made within the range specified. Search on the Period field for broader results.
  • Period: Click on "select a period" to display a list of the time periods when objects were created. Click on the desired period to automatically insert the period into the text box.
  • Culture: Select a term from the drop down list.
  • Materials/Technique: Enter the type of material/technique used to create the object.
  • Accession Number: Enter the accession number of the object. Partial numbers will not return results.
  • Do Not Include Component Parts: Check this box to search for objects as a whole, not the component parts. (e.g. Check this box to return the record of an album, not the records of individual pages of the album)
  • Only Display Records With Images: Check this box to search for objects with an associated image.
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BROWSE BY CATEGORY

Browse by Category displays a list of categories that describe the objects contained within the collection. Click on a category name or its image to return all the objects in that category. Note: Browse by Category only returns objects with images.

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BROWSE BY ARTIST

Browse by Artist displays a list of the names of artists that have created one or more objects within the collection. Click on a letter to display artist names beginning with that selected letter. Click on an artist name to return all the objects created by that artist. Note: Browse by Artist only returns objects with images.

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