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Open Access


In an effort to offer multiple avenues for exploration and further dialogue and innovation in various areas, the Art Institute of Chicago provides open access to the images, data, and source code of our website.

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    What is a Data Hub?

    Listen to a talk that was presented at a museum technology conference about our data hub and open access API. Learn about the strategy and philosophy that led us to the data hub, how it aligns with our mission, and challenges we faced.

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    Building a Data Hub

    Read a paper on our data hub that was presented at a museum technology conference. Learn what considerations went into building the system and the strategic value it brings to the museum.


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