LUX: Yale Collections Discovery is a multi-year project to create a single web-based platform to enable visitors, researchers, students, and scholars from around the world to explore Yale’s cultural heritage collections. This new platform – expected to launch in Spring 2023 – will foster and support cross-collections discovery and integration across all of Yale’s museum and library collections, both physical and digital, into a single search and discovery system. The LUX dataset contains over 50 million records for objects, people, places, concepts, and events represented in Yale’s cultural heritage collections.  The project is a collaboration of the Cultural Heritage Information Technology (CHIT) partnership at Yale, which includes: Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale University Library, and Yale Information Technology Services.  The project and collaboration are sponsored by Susan Gibbons, Vice-Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communications.      

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This website will provide information about the LUX platform development as it evolves over the coming months.   After the platform launch this URL – http://lux.collections.yale.edu – will be the live platform.  

For more information about the LUX: Yale Collections Discovery project or Yale’s Cultural Heritage IT Collaboration, please contact: culturalheritage@yale.edu.