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Collection Credits


We are continually reviewing and expanding the information available in our collection records. If you have information we should know about in connection with any of the objects you see, we would be happy to hear from you.


Area 17

Engineering and Development

Aaron Straup Cope, architecture

Micah Walter, lead engineer, with Rachel Nackman, Eric Chaves, and Jonathan Dahan

Girlfriends Labs (Cassie Tarakajian, Sam Tarakajian, Ana Giraldo-Wingler)

Computer Vision

Visually related results of collection objects are powered by ArtPI, the art API created by Artrendex, with special thanks to Ahmed Elgammal.

Additional technical development using computer vision to analyze object keywords was provided by Sam Hains.

Special Thanks

Evan Casey, Kelly Freed, Ryan Gaspar, Alex Hoffman, David Huerta, Jamis Johnson, Kyle McDonald, David Newbury, John Resig, Parisa Saniei, Angelo Semeraro, Francis Tseng

Knowledge Sharing

Our collection project architecture is openly available. Project code is open source and can be found on Barnes Foundation github. Project documentation and lessons learned—told through the voices of many staff, engineers, and consultants—is available on the Barnes Foundation publication on Medium.


The Barnes Foundation collection online is made possible by generous support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Ongoing work continues through the Knight Center for Digital Innovation in Audience Engagement at the Barnes.