national Museum of Art puts 40,000 works by, among others, Vilhelm Hammershøi and Anna Ancher on the web.
the Statens Museum for Kunst is the owner of Denmark's largest art collection.
But almost the entire collection is actually invisible for the citizens.
It will the museum change by putting the 40,000 works of art on the web and thereby create a form of onlinekunstsamling.
- the national Museum of Art have all our greatest art collection. But if you visit the museum's physical building and looks all works, so you can see the 0.7 percent of the collection.
- It will say that virtually the entire collection is invisible. It is in the magazines and in the basement. If you must see it, this is the digital way is almost the only option, says Jonas Heide Smith, who is the leader of the digital project.
Good 30,000 of the digitised works can from Friday freely downloaded and used by everyone because they are no longer protected by copyright. It applies, for example, the works of Vilhelm Hammershøi, skagen painter Anna Ancher and many more.
15.000 of the works can be download in so high quality that they can be printed on, for example, posters and the sofa cushions or used in books and school assignments.
It is also possible to search for specific colour schemes or works that are similar to each other.
These search functions are possible, because the national Museum of Art has categorized every single work in the online story collection.
And it would not have been done, had it not been for the artificial intelligence, which is used to sort and categorize works of art.
- instead of to wait, that we get incredibly much money and much time to do it manually, so we try to use some of the new opportunities with the maskinlæring and artificial intelligence.
- So now we have suddenly a whole lot of keywords, which makes it far easier to search. Our dream is that this must apply to the entire collection of 250,000 works, says Jonas Heide Smith.
the Museum has been working on the digital project for 2016. The collection will be initially launched as a trial version, where users have the opportunity to provide feedback.
In the light of experience, the national Museum of Art continually update the online story collection.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 28 November 2019, 07:00