Showing posts with label Sparql. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sparql. Show all posts

Jan 16, 2024

Tracking Looted Art with Knowledge Graphs: A Wikidata Case Study

Art looting networks operate on many levels, many of them hidden, over long periods of time. The native graph function of Wikidata enhanced by federated queries can help track them.

April 9, 2022, Laurel Zuckerman

Graphs and Networks in the Humanities 2022 Technologies, Models, Analyses, and Visualizations

6th International Conference, 3. – 4. February 2022, Online

The 6th international conference on Graphs and Networks in the Humanities took place from Thursday 3. February to Friday 4. February 2022 online, co-organized by scholars from the Huygens Institute (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz, Vienna University, University of Leipzig, and the University Ca’ Foscari Venice

Paper: Tracking Looted Art with Graphs: A Case Study 

See also:

The Error is the Message: Extracting Insights from Deceptive Data for Nazi looted art


The Knowledge Graph Conference, 2023


Oct 23, 2023

Contextual Information for Nazi-era Provenance Research - Wikidata Sparql Query

Holocaust victim, art looting Red Flag name, Nazi party member, or persecuted person?

Art historians, provenance researchers, museum curators, scholars of the Holocaust and the art market,

If you would like to know whether a person in a provenance is a Holocaust victim, a looting Red Flag name, a Nazi party member, or a persecuted person, here is a Sparql query in Wikidata that can help:
                                                       (collectors, dealers)

Clicking on the link above runs a Wikidata Sparql query.

The link below is more complete but runs slower...

(collectors, dealers, curators, art historians)

Sep 13, 2018

DATASET Art Dealers as Linked Open Data

URIs for Art Dealers with matching IDs

One of the first steps in implementing linked open data for art history is to identity the individuals or "entities" mentioned in art history books, sales catalogs and provenance information and to match them to IDs from authorities such as libraries, LOD data hubs and other serious institutions.

Below is a list of art dealers with URIs in both DBpedia and Wikidata. In addition matching IDs for VIAF, ULAN, DNB, BNF, LCCN and other resources have been listed where available. This list is taken from a federated Sparql query* and run on September 13, 2018. The Query can be reused and adapted here.

Download the CSV file (2018)


Download the JSON file (2018)

This list is highly selective: If the art dealer does not exist in BOTH DBpedia AND Wikidata he or she does not appear.

More datasets with URIs will be published separately, starting with art dealers for which URIs exist in resources other than DBpedia, and continuing on to other actors in the art world (art collectors, art historians, art museum directors, etc...)


* a big thank you to the developer