Help for the Sheldon Museum of Art Collection
Sheldon Museum of Art’s online collection database is designed to help you find information in a number of ways. All features can be accessed through the menu list found on each page.
Getting too many results or not as many as you expected? Use the Help on Search page for detailed information on how to narrow or broaden your search.
Searching allows you to access records in the database on your own instead of browsing selected highlights from the collection. You may search Sheldon’s online collection in three different ways:
Full Text Search
The Full Text Search option is available on the Collection home page and the Search the Collection page. A full text search allows you to enter simple search terms or phrases; Boolean searching is supported (connecting search terms with and or or).
Search the Collection
Use Search the Collection to search by Artist, Title, Media, Creation Date, Object Type, or Credit Line. Specific Field Search enables you to search one or multiple fields.
Artists in the Collection
The Artists Search box allows you to type in the name of a specific artist. Not sure how to spell an artist’s name? As you begin to type the artist’s last name in the search box, a pop-up list will appear to direct you to the artist you may be searching for.
Examples:orClick on a letter of the alphabet at the top of the page to jump to a specific artist’s last name.
The My Portfolio feature allows you to create a folder of selected works of art from your searches during a single viewing session. At present, My Portfolio will not save your selections for future study; we recommend you print them if you wish to revisit the group of artworks you have selected.
To build your portfolio, simply click or tap on Add to My Portfolio while viewing an object record. Then, to view all your selections, go to My Portfolio.
You may add and remove objects at any time during your viewing session. The following message will appear when your portfolio is empty: “No records found. Use My Portfolio to generate exhibition lists or create individual portfolios for specific artists, research, or favorite artworks.”
As an accredited institution, Sheldon Museum of Art is prohibited from offering valuations, appraisals, or authentications of artworks. The following organizations provide directories of their members who offer appraisal services:
- American Society of Appraisers
- Appraisers Association of America
- International Society of Appraisers
If you have questions, comments, or information on our collection, please contact Stacey Walsh, Registrar, email@example.com.
For questions about images or to request publication-quality photography of an object, please contact Genevieve Ellerbee, Associate Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org.