Can you imagine how pathetic a compilation made for 2006 would appear by comparision?
(and that list for 1906 barely scratches the surface of what's available)
But the best part is..........
ANYONE CAN CONTRIBUTE PICTURES !!!
This is the first interactive web-museum I've ever seen !
Most web-museums are like mine (or Artrenewal.org) : i.e. some self-appointed art expert/aesthete showing the world what he likes -- but the Athenaeum accepts contributions from everyone -- so if it mangages to stay afloat -- over the next few years, it could develop an incredible -- non-canonical, non-academic, and eventually (I hope) non-Euro-centric view of the art history of the last few centuries.
I am so excited !
The only problem that I foresee is how to organize the items within each year to facilitate browsing when there are thousands -- or hundreds of thousands -- of items.