Objects: Provenance

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Introduction

Tracking the provenance of an object is described in detail in the Provenance section of the model. This section describes how to link the object's description into those events and entities.

Production

In the same way that the Production event can reference the object that it produced, the object can reference its Production with produced_by. The example below includes the artist's details in carried_out_by, but might also include all of the other properties of the event. The modeling details for the events are described in the Provenance section.

{
  "@context": "https://linked.art/ns/v1/linked-art.json", 
  "id": "https://linked.art/example/object/57", 
  "type": "ManMadeObject", 
  "label": "Painting", 
  "classified_as": ["aat:300033618","aat:300133025"], 
  "produced_by": {
    "id": "https://linked.art/example/activity/24", 
    "type": "Production", 
    "label": "Production of Painting", 
    "carried_out_by": [
      {
        "id": "https://linked.art/example/person/22", 
        "type": "Person", 
        "label": "Artist"
      }
    ]
  }
}

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Ownership

The current owner of the object should be referenced with transferred_title_to in the most recent Acquisition that transferred_title_of the object. To make this easier to find from the object's description, the owner should also be referenced with current_owner from the object itself. The URI of the event in which the object was acquired, via the acquired_title_through property, can be included to let systems start to trace provenance events. There are further modeling details available about People and Orgaizations that might own objects.

{
  "@context": "https://linked.art/ns/v1/linked-art.json", 
  "id": "https://linked.art/example/object/58", 
  "type": "ManMadeObject", 
  "label": "Painting", 
  "classified_as": ["aat:300033618","aat:300133025"], 
  "current_owner": {
    "id": "https://linked.art/example/group/10", 
    "type": "Group", 
    "label": "Museum", 
    "classified_as": ["aat:300312281"], 
    "acquired_title_through": [
      {
        "id": "https://linked.art/example/activity/25", 
        "type": "Acquisition", 
        "label": "Acquisition of Painting"
      }
    ]
  }
}

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Location

The current location of the object is given using the current_location property. This can give a reference to a gallery or specific part of a facility, or be used for the general address of the organization where the object is currently held. There are further modeling details available about Places.

{
  "@context": "https://linked.art/ns/v1/linked-art.json", 
  "id": "https://linked.art/example/object/59", 
  "type": "ManMadeObject", 
  "label": "Painting", 
  "classified_as": ["aat:300033618","aat:300133025"], 
  "current_location": {
    "id": "https://linked.art/example/place/8", 
    "type": "Place", 
    "label": "Gallery W6"
  }
}

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