A R T c h i v e
Program for Managing Your Valuable Object Collections
Its purpose is to create an environment for archiving objects with all pertinent information in a format that is fast, easy-to-use, and readily adaptable to current and future needs. Images, movies, sounds and voice annotations(Mac version) of an object are linked with its complete description, condition reports, valuations/appraisals, related work, acquisition notes - all of the fields that a museum registrar, curator, dealer or collector would use and all just a "click" away!
To What Use

Using A R T c h i v e

    Produce and maintain a definitive historical record of your valuable objects.

    Use a printer and get a hard-copy record for catalogs, insurance documentation, or sharing information with others.

    When the time comes to buy/sell an object or settle an insurance claim, comparables and a complete accounting record is at hand to optimize the transaction.

    No longer must you handle or attach paper notes to countless slides and transparencies - all of your images are immediately available to you in one place that keeps all of this information intact.

    Select all artwork that match a certain criteria (eg. a date such as 12th century) and view a group of all objects that match the criteria on a single screen and gain new insights into the relationships among the selected objects.

    Utilize picture collections from other sources (such as the Internet) and create your own annotations and displays.


    Most displays of the object can be adjusted to any size including full-screen.

    Objects can be viewed seperately or in text-captioned groups.

    The size, quality, and resolution of the image is at the discretion of the user.

    Graphic files can be stored anywhere on any file storage device accessible to your computer. There is no practical limit to the size of the object collection!

    Links different views (different digital images) or movies of the object with all of its relevant information.

    Links a chronological table to the object based on the object's date.

    Links digitized maps of the object based on the object's provenance.

    Import or export data to or from another application or computer. All data entered can be exported.

    Easy to use and expandable windows for data entry.

    Active screen (hypertext-like) interface.

    Produce self-running displays

    Graphic file format support: PICT (Mac); BMP and JPG (Windows)

    Movie file format support: Apple Quicktime (Mac); Quicktime for Windows

    Macintosh version supports text-to-speech and voice annotations