CDWA – Categories for the Description of Works of Art

Organisation J. Paul Getty Trust

If your collection is part of an art museum, information you will need to record about the original item being digitised will be covered by CDWA – Categories for the Description of Works of Art.

According to the site:

CDWA is a set of guidelines for the description of art, architecture, and other cultural works. CDWA represents common practice and advises best practice for cataloging, based on surveys and consensus building with the user community. CDWA is arranged in a framework to which existing art information data structures may be mapped and new data modeling may be referenced. CDWA is mapped to other standards.

Rights J. Paul Getty Trust
Published Revised 2019
Format Web pages
Creator J. Paul Getty Trust