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The Náprstek Museum Photography Collection – An Assessment Based on Collection Records

The Náprstek Museum Photography Collection – An Assessment Based on Collection Records AbstractThe study deals with the Náprstek Museum ethnographic photo collection. In order to obtain detailed knowledge of the composition of this collection, an analysis was performed using digital data records obtained through an export from the collection database. The data was then edited using MS Excel with the Contingency Table and Contingency Graph tools. The analysis focusd on the perspective of geography and chronology, originator and the type of photographic material in question. Obtained data clearly shows the percentage of each pursued characteristics and allows to combine them and compare the photo collection as a whole with the other part sof museum’s collections. The analysis method can be also used for another collections as well. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of the Náprstek Museum de Gruyter

The Náprstek Museum Photography Collection – An Assessment Based on Collection Records

Annals of the Náprstek Museum , Volume 40 (2): 26 – Nov 1, 2019

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Publisher
de Gruyter
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© 2019 Jan Šejbl, published by Sciendo
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2533-5685
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10.2478/anpm-2019-0016
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Abstract

AbstractThe study deals with the Náprstek Museum ethnographic photo collection. In order to obtain detailed knowledge of the composition of this collection, an analysis was performed using digital data records obtained through an export from the collection database. The data was then edited using MS Excel with the Contingency Table and Contingency Graph tools. The analysis focusd on the perspective of geography and chronology, originator and the type of photographic material in question. Obtained data clearly shows the percentage of each pursued characteristics and allows to combine them and compare the photo collection as a whole with the other part sof museum’s collections. The analysis method can be also used for another collections as well.

Journal

Annals of the Náprstek Museumde Gruyter

Published: Nov 1, 2019

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