Getty Vocabularies

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)®

The TGN is a structured vocabulary containing around 895,000 records, including around 1,115,000 names, place types, coordinates, and descriptive notes, focusing on places important for the study of art and architecture.

TGN and EE

In the course of the Digging into Data: Digging into the Enlightenment programme, we will be developing an extended list of place names including historical and linguistic variants — reflecting both dialectical and language differences. These will be standardized to meet the requirements of the Getty TGN and, in collaboration with the TGN, these will be fed back into the Getty Thesaurus.

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