The Náprstek Museum Photography Collection – An Assessment Based on Collection Records
|Photography, Ethnography, Náprstek Museum, Travellers, Data analysis
|Type of Article
|ŠEJBL, Jan. The Náprstek Museum Photography Collection – An Assessment Based on Collection Records. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Prague: National Museum, 2019, 40(2), 69–94. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/anpm-2019-0016. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aotnpm/40-2/the-naprstek-museum-photography-collection-an-assessment-based-on-collection-records
The study deals with the Náprstek Museum ethnographic photo collection. In order to obtain detailed knowledge of the composition of this collection, an analysis was performed using digital data records obtained through an export from the collection database. The data was then edited using MS Excel with the Contingency Table and Contingency Graph tools. The analysis focused on the perspective of geography and chronology, originator and the type of photographic material in question. Obtained data clearly shows the percentage of each pursued characteristics and allows to combine them and compare the photo collection as a whole with the other parts of museum’s collections. The analysis method can be also used for another collections as well.