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Standard Descriptions of The AMICO Library™

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Feel free to use these texts to describe The AMICO Library to your user community.

Short (approx. 30 words):

The AMICO Library™ is a growing online multimedia resource documenting works of art from around the world in image, text and multimedia. A broad range of cultures, times, and objects is represented, drawn from AMICO Member collections.

Medium (approx. 65 words):

The AMICO Library™ is a growing online collection of high-quality, digital documentation of works of art from around the world. Images, text and multimedia represent a broad range of works of art in AMICO Member collections, highlighting the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. AMICO Library content is cleared for a range of educational uses. A current content profile of The AMICO Library is available online at http://www.amico.org/AMICOlibrary/contents.html.

Long (approx. 220 words):

The AMICO Library™ is a growing online collection of high-quality, digital documentation of works of art from around the world. Images, text and multimedia represent a broad range of works of art in AMICO Member collections, highlighting the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms, such as paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photographs, installations, ethnographic objects, decorative arts, books, architecture, and more.

More than simply an image database, documentation of works in The AMICO Library may contain curatorial commentary, detailed provenance information, multiples views or details, sound, video, or other related multimedia. A current member list is available online at http://www.amico.org/join/members.html

All content in The AMICO Library is rights-cleared for educational purposes including use in student papers and presentations, in class lectures and assignments, and academic projects and papers. Agreements with two major Rights Societies (ARS and VAGA) ensure the representation of modern and contemporary artists.

Check the AMICO home page for the latest information for what’s new at http://www.amico.org

     

In June of 2005, the members of the Art Museum Image Consortium voted to dissolve their collaboration. This site remains online for archival reasons.