Sunday, August 02, 2009

The Tate Needs You

Tate Art Map

UK art gallery The Tate wants you to help put art on the map. They want help in matching artworks in their collection with the locations that they depict. To achieve this aim The Tate have identified three phases.

To start with The Tate are trying to crowdsource the geo-coding of place names that they have identified in their collection. To do this they are asking for volunteers to search for places that they know on a Google Map and drag and drop a map marker onto the correct location.

The next stage of the project will involve mapping artworks. In this phase The Tate will be asking the public if they recognise the locations depicted in The Tate's collection of paintings.

In phase three The Tate will publish an interactive map featuring tens of thousands of works in the Tate Collection.

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