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The UAMN Fine Arts Collection is now available online through Arctos, an online collection management information system. The collection can be searched from a number of fields on the Arctos search page. If you navigate to the link above, you will be directed to a search page that includes the following primary search fields (among many others) that will be most useful in searching the collection:

  • By catalog number in the “Catalog Number” box.
    • If you know the catalog number of the artwork you are searching for, enter it here in its entirety (e.g., UA0847-0001; UA2006-023-001; UAP1986-052-007).
  • By accession number in the “Accession” box.
    • If you know the accession number, enter it here in its entirety (e.g., UA0847; UA2006-023; UAP1986-052).
  • By creator, collector, or copyright holder in the “Agent” box.
    • To search by artist name, select “creator” from the “Agent Role” drop-down menu. Enter the person’s name in the field next to the "Agent Role" drop-down menu. If you get no results in your search, try entering only the first name or last name.
  • By object/work type in the “Any taxon, ID, common name” box. 
    • You can search for object/work types including, for example: painting, drawing, print, photograph, sculpture, mask, watercolor, gelatin silver print, etc.
  • By artwork title in the “Identification” box.
    • If you know the title of the artwork you are searching for, enter it here in its entirety or part (e.g., Mt. McKinley). Select a value such as “starts with” or “contains” from the “Match Type” box.
  • By materials by selecting the “Materials” attribute in the Catalog Record section.
    • Search by any art media, including for example: graphite, watercolor, oil on canvas, ink, etc.
  • By subject by selecting the “Subject” attribute in the Catalog Record section.
    • A drop-down list of all subject terms that are available to search will appear.
  • By culture by selecting the “Culture of Origin” attribute in the Catalog Record section.
    • A drop-down list of all cultures that are available to search will appear.
  • By geographical location in the “Any Geographic Element” or “Specific Locality” box.

 
Customize Search Results Form

Search results will be shown in a generic format suitable for many types of collections. If you would like to customize the content displayed in your search results, you can do so on the search results page by clicking the “Tools: Map, Customize, or Download” drop-down box and selecting “Add or Remove Data Fields (Columns)”. Some handy selections to choose include “Creator,” “Full Taxon Name,” “Media,” and “Materials.” 



About the Online Collection

The Fine Arts online collection is a work in progress, and new content updates occur regularly. Although all measures have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information for collection objects represented in Arctos, our research and work is ongoing and therefore may not be current or complete. We are committed to continuing to improve this information and will revise and update knowledge about these objects as it becomes available.

Collection images in Arctos are also evolving and are being updated regularly. We have chosen to post all available images until new photography becomes available. The images that are made available for the Fine Arts collection in Arctos, are done so under fair use guidelines and adhere to the AAMD “Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Materials and Works of Art by Art Museums” for image size.

UAMN is fully committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. If you are a rights holder with a concern or you can provide contact information for an artist/artist’s estate, please contact Mareca Guthrie, Curator of Fine Arts & Associate Professor of Art, at mrguthrie@alaska.edu.

If you would like to request high-resolution images, please go to the Image Use Request page.