New Project Attempts to Extend Description of Medieval Christian Images

A new project will attempt to provide an extended structure for describing medieval Christian images. “The French Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) is launching an ambitious project for scholars and the broader public that proposes an innovative way of accessing medieval Christian images. By building complex and nuanced vocabularies of keywords and terms, the ‘Ontology of Medieval Christianity in Images’ (OMCI) will allow databases to better represent how such images depict philosophical and spiritual themes that have been diminished or even ignored in current approaches.”

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