DAR: Searching the Museum Collection Database Online

From the Daughters of the American Revolution, with a big hat to to Melissa B: Searching the Museum Collection Database Online . “The DAR Museum has been working on a project to enable the public to use the DAR website to find information about objects in the DAR Museum collection. This is a big task since the museum collection contains over 30,000 objects. We use a database to keep track of all the information that we know about the paintings, furniture, clothing, textiles and items made of ceramics, glass and silver that are in the collection. In the database there are fields for an object’s name, materials, place made, donor, maker, size, storage or display location and any history that we know about the object. Now everyone is able to search this database from their own computer!”