Figures of Progress is a collaboration between GOOD and IBM that explores how data is empowering business and government leaders to change our world.
This installment focuses on the Metropolitan Museum of Art and how the museum uses data to preserve approximately 2,000 works of art in its Cloisters branch.
Our direction focused on the medieval European art, architecture and aesthetic of The Cloisters — how’s that for an alliteration? We interviewed scientists and researchers to emphasize the collaborative nature of the project, while juxtaposing clips of the museum’s collection and northern Manhattan. It may look like B-roll to you, but it demonstrates the two elements involved — the objects inside and the climate outside — and how data is helping preserve the art for future generations.