Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis (KMKG)

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Website: www.kmkg-mrah.be

Online catalogue Carmentis: http://Carmentis.kmkg-mrah.be

Partner profile

The KMKG is a scientific research institute that functions under the Federal Belgian Science Policy government. It has the governmental responsibility over a number of museums with the task to define their overall philosophy and fundamental mission, among others: the preservation, management and publication of the collections by further developing the central collection database, the collection publishing portal and the data aggregator environment; the improvement of the digital collections- and object descriptions by implementing standards and controlled terminologies; the improvement of the services to the public and researchers by providing digital information on the collections and on the used methodology; and building and maintaining a close cooperation between several scientific institutions on a national and international level by exchanging digital data and technological expertise. The objects in our museums range from prehistoric artefacts over Art Nouveau jewellery to Japanese prints, creating a diverse, exciting and challenging environment to work with.

 

Partner contribution to the project

KMKG are the leader of WP4, indexing and multilingual support, which envisions the enrichment of local cataloguing metadata by adding structured information to source metadata records. WP4 also provides support for multilingual metadata in order to successfully combine metadata from different partners for use in Europeana. Hereto we will coordinate the partners in the WP, create guidelines and assistance for indexing and enrichment and coordinate the development and translation of the EUPhotography vocabulary.

In WP6 we will contribute to the sustainability plan regarding the EUPhotography vocabulary and its technology, and the IPR issues related to this vocabulary.

KMKG will also assist the partners when mapping their source XML to the selected intermediate standard using the MINT-tool, in association with NTUA.

Museums of the Far East, part of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels  Photo RMAHMusical Instruments Museum, part of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels  Photo RMAH Cinquantenaire Museum, part of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels  Photo RMAHHalle Gate, part of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels  Photo RMAH