The Sloane Lab Knowledge Base

Sloane Lab Knowledge Base diagram and visualisations
Image credit: Dr Daniele Metilli

The Sloane Lab Knowledge Base holds all data that is collected, organised and unified by the Sloane Lab; data that has been gathered from historical catalogues, contemporary records and other data sources. Through a rich portal that provides numerous interactive controls, the Knowledge Base offers end-users the ability to search, browse, conduct advanced search and produce data visualisations concerning (amongst others):

  • People
  • Places
  • Objects
  • Relationships
Please note that the Knowledge Base is still in development and as such all visualisations, content and data are subject to change. Applicants to the Sloane Lab Community Fellowship can request a guest log-in by contacting sloanelab@ucl.ac.uk

Example visualisation of women in the Sloane collection

Data visualisation of women in the Sloane collection, depicting Elizabeth I of England, Maria Sibylla Merian, Anne, Queen of Great Britain and others

Example visualisations of places in the Sloane collection

Visualisation of places in the Sloane Collection featuring featuring black dot marks on a world map

Visualisation of places in the Sloane Collections featuring a long-tail bar chart with Paris, Rome, Italy, Antwerp, London, China and Jamaica appearing as the places with the highest number of occurrences

Example of relationships between collection records, people and places

Snapshot of the Sloane Lab Knowledge Base demonstrating relationships between collection records, people and places. It features a portrait of Hans Holbein the Younger as well as mentions of his name in Sloane's historic manuscript catalogues.
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