About The Encyclopedia of Assumed Physiognomy & Omeka S

Humans have been trying to add context to the world around them for as long as history can inform. While there are countless examples of correct depictions of the animals around us, it is important to also note the times where man plays 'telephone' with what world around them look like.

The usage of Omeka S gave the Encyclopedia of Assumed Physiognomy curation team the ability to work with such a diverse and varied collection while maintaining consistency with both the hosting system and metadata encoded in the images.

An example of how the metadata and the resource template that was used throughout this site can be found outlined at the bottom of this page.

The example does not detail the information from a specific object but rather goes over the type of information each section requires.


Title or applicable description of the image or work (ex: 'Starry Night' or 'Detail of Starry Night')


The artist or photographer or person(s) who are responsible for the creation of this work


Location the work was created or is currently housed


Date or time period of when the work was created


Detailed description of the work, including a visual description or a historical description of the image, work, or object


Using LC tags, what is depicted in the image, work, or object? What is this peice about


What is the image, object, or work made out of? What was used to create this peice 


The size or scale of the image, work, or object

Temporal Coverage

The time period during which data was collected or observations were made


The source of the image, object, or work. The source of information gathered about the image, object, or work.


The history of the 'passing of hands' of the image, object, or work.


Who owns the rights to this object, image, or work? What is the copy right liscense that is applicable?

Item sets

Which one of the item sets in the Omeka S database