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    Thanks again! Your story confirms my impression that developping a relational database for artworks with FileMaker ( or any other software like ACCESS) is a challenging task and takes time. It is remarkable that no freeware applications are available and everybody in need of such a database has to reinvent the wheel again.

    In reply to - K. Bender posted an update in the group Digital History of Art I am interested to learn about the database software Digital Art Historians are using for their research. I have been using for more than ten years an […] · View
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    Thank you very much for your reply (the first!) to my enquiry about users’ experiences with relational databases. Could you be more specific about your FileMaker Platform application? Did you develop it yourself? or did you use a ready-made solution, if this exists for art historical data? I mean by this a relational database of Artists, Works,…[Read more]

    In reply to - K. Bender posted an update in the group Digital History of Art I am interested to learn about the database software Digital Art Historians are using for their research. I have been using for more than ten years an […] · View
  • 2 years, 4 months ago

    K. Bender

    I am interested to learn about available -and affordable- database software used for art historical research. I have been using for more than ten years an efficient commercial Australian software, called ArtWorksPro. Unfortunately, it is no longer supported and, therefore, I look for a replacement. Does anyone know about a Microsoft Access…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 4 months ago

    K. Bender

    I am interested to learn about available -and affordable- database software used for art historical reseach. I have been using for more than ten years an efficient commercial Australian software, called ArtWorksPro. Unfortunately, it is no longer supported and, therefore, I look for a replacement. Does anyone know about a Microsoft Access database…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 4 months ago

    K. Bender

    I am interested to learn about the database software Digital Art Historians are using for their research. I have been using for more than ten years an efficient commercial Australian software, called ArtWorksPro. Unfortunately, it is no longer supported.

    • Kasia Szpakowska 2 years, 4 months ago

      I use FileMaker Pro. It is crossplatform, has server versions, and is in no danger of suddenly not being made. The cross-platform consideration was very important to me.

      • K. Bender 2 years, 4 months ago

        Thank you very much for your reply (the first!) to my enquiry about users’ experiences with relational databases. Could you be more specific about your FileMaker Platform application? Did you develop it yourself? or did you use a ready-made solution, if this exists for art historical data? I mean by this a relational database of Artists, Works,…[Read more]

        • Kasia Szpakowska 2 years, 4 months ago

          OK, we use FM Pro as a relational database to collect data on liminal entities that are described or represented on Ancient Egyptian artefacts. The database must handle both textual only descriptions, as well as images. Related tables deal with issues such as the object or object fragment on which that particular entity is found (a single object…[Read more]

          • K. Bender 2 years, 4 months ago

            Thanks again! Your story confirms my impression that developping a relational database for artworks with FileMaker ( or any other software like ACCESS) is a challenging task and takes time. It is remarkable that no freeware applications are available and everybody in need of such a database has to reinvent the wheel again.

            • Kasia Szpakowska 2 years, 4 months ago

              There might be free ones. We had to create our own because unlike museums, our focus is not on the object, but the liminal being described or depicted on the object. So we needed categories for characteristics such as type of tail, body, gender, etc….

  • 2 years, 4 months ago

    K. Bender

    ‘Without doubt quality is better than quantity, but quality can be discussed ad infinitum,
    while quantity is indisputable’ quotation (my translation) of the French philosopher Michel Tournier (Le miroir des idées – Traité. Paris : Mercure de France, 1995, 205-208.)

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