Month: November 2013

Exploring the Tate Collection Metadata

The Tate have released their collection metadata in an exemplary way here: https://github.com/tategallery/collection Let’s explore it using MongoDB, which you can find installation structions for here. First fetch and upload the JSON data: git clone https://github.com/tategallery/collection.git cd collection find artists

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Importing Tate Collection Data Into MongoDB

You have to feed records into Mongo one per line. Like this: find artists -name *.json -exec perl -p -e ‘s/\n/ /’ ‘{}’ \; -exec echo \; | mongoimport –db tate –collection artists find artworks -name *.json -exec perl -p

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