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As part of the ARC Linkage Project Archiving Australian Media Arts: Towards a method and national collection (LP180100307), a survey of media arts held in collections of organisations across Australia is being undertaken. From these survey results, a national listing of media art works is being compiled in order to provide a resource to find these works and identify which organisation(s) hold them in their collections. The data are sourced from the participating organisations' catalogues.

As this work is ongoing, this dataset will be updated.

The schema for these records is:

Field NameDescription
Organisation The name of the organisation which holds the work
Title The title of the work
Acquired How and/or when the work was acquired by the organisation. E.g.: when purchased, donated, funds provided by
EarliestDate Year of earliest date of the work
LatestDate Year of latest date of the work
DateComment E.g.: undated works, multiple works dating from 1985 to 1990
Duration Duration in minutes of time-based works
MediaDesc Description of media on which the work is made. E.g.: digital video, colour, without sound, continuous loop, reel to reel tape, 16mm film, DVD, CD-ROM, Blu-Ray
Dimension Dimension for viewing the work. E.g.: aspect ratio: 4:3, or H: 850mm W: 600mm
Thesis PhD, Masters or Honours exegesis
Condition Condition of the work on acquisition
Copyright Copyright hold of the work
RelatedCollection E.g.: Australian art, International art
Artists The names of all artists credited
Credit Acknowledgment of gifts etc. E.g.: gift of …
Notes Descriptive summary of work or artefact
Accession/Eprint/Sierra Organisation's unique identifier within their collection

Collections (without Notes)

All contents are displayed except for the notes field. These are in order of Organisation name.

The data are shown as a wide, long table, which is usually wider than an average computer monitor to display. To navigate across the table, use the keyboard arrow keys.

Collections (all fields)

All contents are displayed including the notes field. These are in order of Organisation name.

The data are shown as a wide, long table, which is usually wider than an average computer monitor to display. To navigate across the table, use the keyboard arrow keys.

Search Works by Artist

Searching for a particular artist can be made by specifying any or all of the search terms: "Given Name", "Family Name", "From year", "To year". The results are shown in alphabetical order of artists' surnames.

A search can be made with one term entered. Partial strings may be used for the names. For example, Family Name = "na" will return all records with "na" within the name, i.e. Naylor, Dunaz, Nervegna.
Searching "From Year" shows all records with Earliest Date equal or later than the year entered, while "To Year" shows those earlier and including that year. The search terms are cumulative, the results are based on all terms.
At the end of the displayed records, the total number of matching records is shown. These filtered records can be exported to a CSV file via the "Export Results" button.

Search by Title

Searching for a particular work can be made by specifying either or both of the search terms: "Title" and "Organisation". The results are shown in order of Organisation name.

A search can be made with one term entered. Partial strings may be used. For example, Title = "cad" will return all records with "cad" in the title, i.e. Cicadas, Decade.
If only an Organisation is entered, all records for that organisation are shown.
The search terms are cumulative, the results are based on all terms.
At the end of the displayed records, the total number of matching records is shown. These filtered records can be exported to a CSV file via the "Export Results" button.

Search by Media Type

Searching for works on a particular media type can be made by specifying the type or types of media. The results are shown in alphabetical order of Title.
To navigate across the table, use the keyboard arrow keys.
Multiple types may be entered by separating the terms with a comma followed by a space. A matching record contains any of the terms entered.
At the end of the displayed records, the total number of matching records is shown. These filtered records can be exported to a CSV file via the "Export Results" button.

Organisations

The list of all Organisations in the dataset is shown in alphabetical order.
These can be filtered per State. At the end of the displayed records, the total number of matching records is shown. These filtered records can be exported to a CSV file via the "Export Results" button.

Exports

All records may be exported to CSV files, with a different focus for each option.
These are: Collection (All Fields), Works by Artist, Media Type and Organisations.
The CSV files downloads are handled differently by different browsers.