Wikidata:Property proposal/DoME artist ID

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DoME artist ID[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

   Done: DoME artist ID (P7944) (Talk and documentation)
DescriptionIdentifier of an artist in the Database of Modern Exhibitions (1905-1915)
RepresentsDatabase of Modern Exhibitions (DoME) (Q85217215)
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainhuman (Q5)
Allowed values[0-9]\d+
Allowed unitsno units
Example 1Vincent van Gogh (Q5582)401
Example 2Gabriele Münter (Q463978)277
Example 3Paul Cézanne (Q35548)58
Planned useAdding DoME artist ID to artist Statements
Number of IDs in source13000
Expected completenessalways incomplete
Formatter URL$1
Robot and gadget jobsNo bots or gadgets
See alsoRKDartists ID (P650), ULAN ID (P245), Artnet artist ID (P3782), artist-info artist ID (P5489)


This new Wikidata property for Database of Modern Exhibitions (DoME) (Q85217215) would allow a better coverage of arts (Q2018526).
Identifying artists, and exhibition places ('location') through exhibition records has the quality of a reliable authority control.
As exhibitions are fundamental to the discourse in Modern Art, making them searchable with DoME enables new possibilities for research and analytics.
It is different to authority control for people based on auction, library, dictionary (e.g. ThiemeBecker, Bénézit, Oxford) or artwork collection records (museums).
We are documenting solo- and group-exhibitions of modern European drawings and paintings at exhibition venues (galleries, museums, non-profit) with all participating artists and catalog entries from 1905 to 1915.
Our sources are exhibition catalogs. The interactive exhibition histories show the relational structure and profiles of artists, and exhibition venues alike.
We include links to Wikipedia pages of artists and locations on the related artist-info pages for more biographical information as well as an authority control link to GND, ULAN and Wikidata.
The database was started 2017 and first published on the Internet in 2019. You find as of February 15, 2020: 12.999 artists, 304 venues in 98 cities, 1.378 exhibitions with 199.231 catalogue entries.
Access to the site is free and information can be downloaded without registration or charges.

Daniel.Burckhardt (talk) 19:28, 15 February 2020 (UTC)


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Gerwoman (talk) 12:49, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --THHAP (talk) 01:58, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment 'European Paintings and Drawings 1905-1915' / Database of Modern Exhibitions (DoME), with Prof. Dr. Raphael Rosenberg, Department of Art History at the University of Vienna, as the project's founder and Principal Investigator, is an important milestone in enabling new art history research by using digitized art exhibition data. The project provides new insight into the correlation between artists and exhibition places during an important period in the development of Modern Art. It is a most valuable addition to Wikidata.THHAP (talk) 01:58, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • @Daniel.Burckhardt, Gerwoman, THHAP: ✓ Done as DoME artist ID (P7944). Thierry Caro (talk) 08:42, 2 March 2020 (UTC)