Digitized collections within the DCA project
Through the project Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA), launched in 2011, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art digitised 730 works in its collections made after 1945. The objective of the project was to deliver high quality digital reproductions and bilingual metadata to contribute to greater visibility of modern and contemporary art on the Europeana website. After three years of work, the Museum has made it possible to browse through the digitised material on its website, which was an opportunity to design a new bilingual search engine.
Searching was made possible on several levels: general search, advanced search with offered key words and index. The catalogue cover enables browsing by the year an object became part of the collection, as well as by important events that marked this institution’s activity between 1948 and 2013. The search is made easier by filtering the search results viewable as thumbnails or lists, with more result options. Every reproduction cut-out is accompanied by a basic description label, and selecting a particular object opens a page with a complete view of the reproduction and expanded catalogue, description, reference, exhibition history, depending on the level of an object’s documentation.