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Cultural Objects Name Authority

“CONA is a new Getty vocabulary currently under development. We hope to introduce it to the user community in 2011. It will include authority records for cultural works, including architecture and movable works such as paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and other visual media such as frescoes and architectural sculpture, performance art, archaeological artifacts, and various functional objects that are from the realm of material culture and of the type collected by museums.“

General information
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Scope and Usage

“The ... Getty vocabularies are intended to provide terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture and material culture.”

Used By: 

“The primary users of the Getty vocabularies include museums, art libraries, archives, visual resource collection catalogers, bibliographic projects concerned with art, researchers in art and art history, and the information specialists who are dealing with the needs of these users. In addition, a significant number of users of the Getty vocabularies are students or members of the general public.”

Terms and Conditions
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"Companies and institutions interested in regular or extensive use of the Getty vocabularies should explore licensing options by sending an email to"

Vocabulary provider name: 
The Getty Vocabulary Program, The J. Paul Getty Trust
Provider contact details: “We hope to introduce CONA to the user community in 2011. If your institution is interested in contributing to CONA, please write to, subject line: CONA, for further information.”