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Bree Midavaine

Bree Midavaine

Taxonomist
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Bree Midavaine is the Taxonomist for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and participates in a variety of projects and committees, including as a core member of the Art Information Commons Initiative and co-chair of the Metadata and Governance Group.

Bree has spent her career focusing on vocabulary, taxonomy, metadata, and holistic cataloging practices to improve equality and increase access to information and resources.

In addition to her work at the museum, Bree teaches a foundational MLIS graduate course, Knowledge Organization, at her alma mater, Pratt Institute in New York City.

She holds Master’s degrees in Library Science with specializations in metadata, archives, and art libraries and in Art History where she focused on the artist Hilma af Klint.

MuseumNext Digital Summit
Tuesday, 7th June 2022

Diversifying the Narrative through Digital Connections

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is exploring new ways of connecting art information across the museum and other cultural institutions to create a deeper, more diverse art historical narrative. We will discuss initiatives that make art information accessible and more meaningful using linked data, lessons learned, and what’s next. These projects include the Art Information Commons, establishing a virtual research platform that integrates and contextualises collection data from siloed platforms and departments; the Duchamp Research Portal, linking archival collections from the museum and French institutions; and a cross-institutional photogrammetry, and augmented and virtual reality project for cultural preservation and exhibition.

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Bree Midavaine