Categories for the Description of Works of Art – CDWA

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

Click the link on the right-hand side to see the resource on the Getty website.

Date created: 2016

Author: Murtha Baca; Patricia Harpring

Publisher: J Paul Getty Trust; College Art Association