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BCdia: AAT Terms Used in the Database

BOSTON COLLEGE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT VISUAL RESOURCES COLLECTION
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Categories of Terms

General work types (e.g., "paintings" or "architecture")

Specific work types (e.g., "portraits" or "palaces")

Periods, styles, movements & cultures (e.g., "Medieval," "Impressionist" or "Minoan")

Materials & techniques (e.g., "bronze" or "etchings")

Creator rôles (e.g., "sculptors" or "mosaicists")


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Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Getty Union List of Artist Names

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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