2013 has been a great year for the Digital Collections. We got a new scanner, were interviewed about out work with Wikipedia, and created new collections like the Brummer Gallery Records. We’ve also seen a significant increase in usage over the last year, jumping from just over 135,000 pageviews in 2012 to over 500,000 in 2013!
To commemorate 2013, we’d like to share a list of the most popular items in the Digital Collections. All ten of the items come from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications collection.
#10 – Hatshepsut: from Queen to Pharaoh (2005). This exhibition catalog had 1,782 pageviews.
#9 – Netsuke: masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1981). This collection catalog had 1,807 pageviews.
#8 – Painters of reality: the legacy of Leonardo and Caravaggio in Lombardy (2004). This exhibition catalog had 1,839 pageviews.
#7 – Pieter Bruegel the Elder: drawings and prints (2001). This exhibition catalog had 2,048 pageviews.
#6 – German masters of the nineteenth century: paintings and drawings from the Federal Republic of Germany (1981). This exhibition catalog had 2,713 pageviews.
#5 – Age of spirituality: late antique and early Christian art (1979). This exhibition catalog had 3,610 pageviews.
#4 – A handbook of Chinese ceramics (1988). This collection catalog had 3,800 pageviews.
#3 – Prints & people: a social history of printed pictures (1971). This book had 3,965 pageviews.
#2 – Vermeer and the Delft school (2001). This exhibition catalog had 4,562 pageviews.
#1 – Leonardo da Vinci: anatomical drawings from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle (1983). This exhibition catalog had 7,286 pageviews (almost 20 pageviews a day!!).