One Picture, 1000 tags

Now really all I can say is: "What took them so long?"

From the New York Times:

Museums plan to encourage the public to annotate their collections by
supplying descriptive tags that could exist alongside professional
documentation, creating a new shared vocabulary. Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” for example, could elicit tags like “stars,” “planets,” “swirls” or “insanity.”

This is one of the projects that would be very close to our CTO’s heart! Seriously folks: go tag some art! If I were the museum of Modern Art or any visual museum for that matter I would let the public tag art. It is kind of amazingly passe to try and find a works of art on a museum website using curator lingo!

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