Yale has launched LUX: Yale Collections Discovery, a groundbreaking online platform that allows users to explore the university’s vast collection of over 17 million cultural and scientific items. The tool was developed over five years with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
LUX provides single-point access to collections from Yale’s museums, libraries, and archives, including renowned works such as Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, dinosaur fossils, medieval manuscripts, and the archives of literary figures like Langston Hughes and Gertrude Stein. Employing a powerful database that maps relationships between objects, LUX enables users to discover connections and associations that might otherwise remain hidden. The platform aims to foster curiosity, facilitate collaboration, and enhance research opportunities across various disciplines.