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School/Style (Origin)

Field to be used with an authority listField used for fine and decorative arts collectionsSociété des musées québécois Info-Muse database field


  • This field contains the name of the school or stylistic associations for the object.


  1. This field gives information on the artistic school applying to the object.
  2. For better search results in your database, avoid using a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add keywords as necessary.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the name of the artistic school or style of the object; make sure to respect capitalization rules.

    A painting done in 1928 by Arthur Lismer, of the Group of Seven, entitled Cathedral Mountain

     Object Namepainting
      Artist/Maker Lismer, Arthur
     TitleCathedral Mountain
     End Date 1928
    School/StyleGroup of Seven
  2. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the keyword.

    A lamp, probably Art nouveau style

     Object Name lamp
    School/Style Art nouveau ?
  3. This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space.

    A Victorian and Rococo Revival style fruit bowl from about 1866

     Object Name fruit bowl
     End Date 1866 c
    School/Style Victorian; Rococo Revival © Société des musées du Québec