The Easel

An Excavation Of One Of The World’s Greatest Art Collections

In February New York’s Met put images of most of its collection online – plus a descriptive data set. The “sweet scalability” of this data provides more than a summary of the collection. “One vase means little on its own … But together with its contemporaries, it means the contours of a civilization. And when juxtaposed against all vases, it helps create a first-hand account of the history of the world.”