Help with searching
To perform a wildcard search when performing a search, use the “*” operator before or after a string of letters.
To perform a basic search, type one or more words in the search box marked “Search the Collections”.
A basic search will query all key fields of information about objects, including object types, descriptions, and the subjects of iconography, therefore results can take a while to appear. For example, a search for ‘guitar’ will return not only musical instruments, but also objects where guitars are depicted, such as in paintings or drawings.
To do a more specific search, use the advanced search tool, and/or use the Refine search facets in your search results.
‘+’ and ‘-‘ operators can be used to help refine your search queries. For example, a search for:
returns only drawings by the artist Milein Cosman which feature a guitar.
When reviewing search results, select the Object type, Production place, Creator, and Category facet drop-downs to refine your results further.