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How to manage your projects with artwork sets

Artwork sets help you group works for various purposes, such as different research topics, publications and filtering. This article shows you how to best manage your project with sets.

On the Navigating.art platform, you can create sets in just a few steps. Sets allow you to group and access works for further use. You can create and edit artwork sets at any time and use them to create reports, plan catalogue updates and much more.

What to use artwork sets for

In many cases, it makes sense to group selected artworks from your collection into sets. For example, when preparing for an exhibition, it is helpful to create a list of all the works involved and possibly share it with external collaborators. Artwork sets also come in handy for researching specific topics within your collection. They allow you to see all works relevant to a particular theme at a glance. In addition to internal research projects, artwork sets are also relevant for preparing publications. Using sets, you can easily make a selection of artworks that are suitable for various volumes or chapters within a publication.

Working effectively with artwork sets

Working with artwork sets has many advantages. To make the most of them, it is important to consider the purpose and goal of your project. For a research project on a specific topic, certain works from your collection may be particularly significant. Group these works in a set in just a few steps so that you can access them later with just one click. If, during your research, you find that individual works are no longer relevant to an existing set or discover additional works for your set, you can add or remove works from a set at any time. This makes it easy to create and edit inventories or compilations for publications.

Using ID filter for artwork sets

To extend the use of artwork sets for your research, you can use the Artset ID filter. This filter is available in the search views for artworks, auctions, exhibitions, and publications, allowing you to search for connections with a specific artwork set using the ID. For example, you can search for the ID of a set in the list view of the publications section. The search results will then show you all publications linked to artworks from that set, so you can check or finalize relevant entries. When using the set filter in the artwork list view, you can apply additional filters to search, sort and compare within an artwork set. This way, the Artset ID filter also enables you to create reports for artwork sets.

Discovering new connections

In the detail page of an artwork set, you can record information such as the title, purpose, and description of the set. All associated artworks are listed and linked within the set, allowing you to directly access each work from your set to view more information about it. On the artwork's detail page, you will find a listing of all the sets to which the work belongs. This allows you to see all the sets an artwork is included in. This is particularly helpful, for example, if you want to see whether a work was previously included in a set for a publication or exhibition. The connections between artworks and sets help you recognize thematic relationships and compile works under new investigative aspects.

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Last updated: July 5, 2023