somersethouse, v1

Collection Data

The collection is tiny. Ten objects. It’s liberating to have such a small collection, because our work can be not related to understanding the scope and scale of it, but to quickly dive into stories about each object.

All the objects are listed as Museum in a Box Version 1. In the last couple of days, we’ve focused on single objects, but have some ideas for looking at the whole collection as a group in next week’s work. The fact that this is a semi-random set of British Museum objects is also lending itself to an editorial point of view on the last two days, to look into stories about where each object came from around the world, and how it ended up in Bloomsbury.

But, to the point of this post, we’re also publishing this collection data online. It’s right here (Version 1, last updated 2:20pm March 20, 2015) as a CSV:

Object Name,MIAB_ID,MIAB_URL,BM Explore URL,BM Collection URL,BM Open Data URL,Wikipedia,MyMiniFactory ID,Country of Origin,Place Found,Period,Date,Measurements,Material,Notes
Colossal Marble Foot,37542537,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/colossal-foot/,http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/gr/c/colossal_marble_foot.aspx,http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1404142&partId=1&searchText=colossal+marble+foot&page=1,GAA80104,,4566,Italy,Italy / Naples,Roman Imperial,1st-2nd AD,"L:88.9cm, W:48.26cm",Parian marble,Statue would have been 5m tall
Crouching Lion,37542546,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/crouching-lion/,,"http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?searchText=%20The%20Nereid%20Monument&place=23211&ILINK|34484,|assetId=172268&objectId=460580&partId=1",GAA8133,,4410,Turkey,Turkey / Xanthus,Classical Greek,400BC,L:1.6m,marble,
Henan Budai Buddha,37542555,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/budai-hesheng/,http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/asia/s/stoneware_figure_of_budai_lau.aspx,http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=259077&partId=1&searchText=buddha&images=true&place=42791&page=1,RRC10037,,3396,China,China / Henan,Ming dynasty,1486,"H:119.2cm, W:65cm, D:41cm",,
Hoa Hakananai'a,37542564,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/hoa-hakananaia/,http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aoa/h/hoa_hakananaia.aspx,http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=512302&partId=1&searchText=hoa&images=true&page=1,EOC3130,,3228,Easter Island,Polynesia / Easter Island / Orongo,,1200 (approx),"H:242cm, W:96cm, D:47cm","stone, coral, basalt",Hoa Hakananai'a ('lost or stolen friend') / Moai (ancestor figure)
Housepost,37542573,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/house-post/,,http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=492756&partId=1&searchText=house+post&images=true&page=1,EOC23102,,4667,Papua New Guinea,Oceania / Melanesia / New Guinea / Papua New Guinea / East Sepik / Ambunti,,Register 1964,"H:100 inches, H:254cm",wood,Anthropomorphic
Nandi Bull,37542582,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/nandi-bull/,,http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=248943&partId=1&searchText=nandi+bull&images=true&page=1,RRI6925,http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Nandi_%28bull%29,4582,India,,,,,,
Rosetta Stone,37542591,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/rosetta-stone/,http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aes/t/the_rosetta_stone.aspx,http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=117631&partId=1&searchText=rosetta+stone&page=1,YCA62958,http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone,4537,Egypt,Lower Egypt / Nile Delta / El-Rashid / Fort Saint Julie,Ptolemaic,196BC,"H:112.3cm, W:75.7cm, D:28.4cm",granodiorite,Translation http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/articles/r/the_rosetta_stone_translation.aspx
Stone Figure of Xochipilli,37542600,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/figure-of-xochipilli/,http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aoa/s/seated_figure_of_xochipilli.aspx,http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=669693&partId=1&searchText=Xochipilli&page=1,ESA92,,5099,Mexico,,Mexica,AD 1325-1521,"H:55cm, W:32cm","basalt, volcanic stone",Male or Female?
The Bodhisattva Tara,37542609,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/buddhist-goddess-tara/,http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/asia/g/statue_of_tara.aspx,http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=251954&partId=1&searchText=tara&images=true&page=1,RRI137,,3002,Sri Lanka,"between Trincomalee and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka",,AD 700-750,"H:143 cm, W:44 cm, D:29.5cm","gold, bronze",
The Goddess Hathor,37542618,https://thesmallmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box/museum-in-a-box-version-1/goddess-of-hathor/,,http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=111469&partId=1&searchText=Amenhotep&images=true&page=1,YCA69261,,4974,Egypt,Upper Egypt / Temple of Amenhotep III (Thebes),18th Dynasty,,H:139.7cm,limestone,

And we’ve also put it on Github, just for s**ts and g*gg**s, at https://github.com/goodformandspectacle/museuminabox/blob/master/prototype-set-V1.

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