Over 240,000 objects from the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Islands have been digitally imaged and are accessible through this website. By clicking on one of the icons, one can search for a particular object name within a collection. For example, a search for the object name "mask" in the African collection results in over 650 masks from across that continent. Alternatively, by clicking on the "Globe" icon, one can search for a particular object name across all collections. For example, a search for the object name "mask" results in over 2,500 masks from the worldwide collections.
Generous support for creating digital images of artifacts, archival documents, and photographs has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.