Picturing Met Museum:A Study of Museum Visitors' Photographs by Helen D. Wall

INTRODUCTION

This Silk visualizes data from a study of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Flickr Group. Over 19,000 images and information were gathered and analyzed with additionally assigned metadata to understand trends in photographs taken by Museum visitors. 





Read about the project on the Met Museum's Digital Underground Blog:



Picturing Met Museum through Visitors' Eyes









An array of Met Museum Flickr Group photos created with ImageMontage







THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

MUSEUM BUILDINGS

82nd & Fifth Avenue and The Cloisters









INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR VIEWS

(1,309 images, in which artworks are not shown)

82nd & Fifth Avenue Building Spaces









INTERIOR GALLERY VIEWS WITH NO ARTWORK SHOWN

(250 images)







82nd & Fifth Avenue Gallery Spaces









CURATORIAL DEPARTMENTS

ARTWORKS GROUPED BY CURATORIAL DEPARTMENT

(4,018 images with identified Accession #s)

Curatorial Department









Totals of Artworks by Curatorial Department









ARTWORK TOTALS GROUPED BY GALLERY

(4,400 images with identified Accession #s)

Totals of Artworks by Gallery Number









ARTWORK CLASSIFICATIONS

ARTWORKS GROUPED BY CLASSIFICATION

(17,638 images)







Artworks by Classification pages









ARTWORK TOTALS GROUPED BY CLASSIFICATION

(17,636 images)







Total of Artworks by Classification









TOTALS OF IMAGES POSTED BY MONTH

(February 2008 - September 2014)

Totals of Monthly Posts Feb 2008 to Sept 2014









Totals of Monthly Posts  Feb 2008 to Sept 2014, with Sept 2011 outlier









MOST PHOTOGRAPHED ARTWORKS

Among Most Photographed Sculpture

Sculpture Favorites









Among Most Photographed Paintings

Painting Favorites









Top Viewed Images

Top Viewed pages



Totals of Top Viewed Photos - Oct 2014 / Feb 2015 / June 2015

scroll over columns for total numbers











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