For our curation assignment, we explored Palladio, RawGraphs, and Tableau to reflect upon how these platforms could visualize our research questions for the Harvard Art Museums’ API. We asked probing questions about the collection’s provenance and provenience, including:
- What is the relationship among accession year, date of first pageview, and last pageview?
- What is the relationship among accession year, culture, and department?
- What is the relationship between total unique pageviews and culture?
- What is the relationship between exhibition count and culture?
The goals of this assignment were to (1) compare different visualization platforms, (2) gather big picture information about the collection’s provenance and provenience, and (3) identify objects in the collection that could be useful for our final digital storytelling project. This blog post recounts our reflections on the first objective, while our final digital storytelling project will feature what we learned in pursuit of the second and third objectives.