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Looted Books Hiding in Plain Sight

Of the many facets which a museum’s cataloging system records — artist, date, medium, style, period, region, &c. — one of the more important ones is provenance: the history of the object itself and its track of ownership. There are

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Mapping Paintings

This past summer, Boston University professor Jodi Cranston created Mapping Paintings. Hyperallergic describes Mapping Paintings as “an open-source, searchable platform for compiling provenance data for individual artworks (not just paintings, despite its name), from owners to past locations to details of

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