The Getty Vocabulary Program of the Getty Research Institute has developed vocabularies named the Art & Architecture Thesaurus®, the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names®, the Union List of Artist Names®, and the Cultural Objects Name Authority (collectively, the “Vocabularies”). These are structured resources that can be used to improve access to information about art, architecture, and other aspects of material culture. Through rich metadata and links, it is hoped that the Getty vocabularies will provide a powerful conduit for research and discovery in digital art history and related disciplines.
These Vocabularies are compilations of data from various contributors and various sources, and have been supplemented and updated based on contributions from a number of respectable contributing institutions. The Institute of Art History is through the KLAS project the first contributor from Croatia to the multilingual Art & Architecture Thesaurus of the Getty Research Institute. Through rich metadata and links, it is hoped that the Getty vocabularies will provide a powerful conduit for research and discovery for digital art history and related disciplines.
The primary users of the Getty Vocabularies include researchers in art and art history, museums, art libraries, archives, visual resource collection cataloguers, conservation specialists, participants in archaeological projects and bibliographic projects concerned with art, and information specialists dealing with the needs of these users. In addition, a significant number of users of the Getty Vocabularies are students or members of the general public. More about the “Vocabularies” project, as well as access to the online database, can be found at the following link: http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/aat/index.html. The information detailed in this paragraph was also taken from this webpage.