All links should be precise and up-to-date. The general rule is that links should refer as closely as possible to the work, exhibition, award, or collection. This means you need to link to the page that shows the work, not the front page of a gallery site.
NOTE: Pages with additional detail about a work are ideal, i.e. title, date, media.
Here are some quick examples:
• Work: Joy Hester’s Lovers [IV], 1955.
• Exhibition: link to the home page of the Cultural Warriors exhibition.
• Award: link to the page which lists the winner of 2011 Archibald Prize.
• Collection: link to the NGA Collection.
When filling out biographical data, you may want to provide a link to the subject’s training institution. However, you should only provide a link if the institution is not well known in Australia. For example, UNSW and RMIT are very easy to find online so you shouldn’t add them.
You may want to link a subject’s personal or company website. These can be useful for contact details and additional information. However, we prefer to link to sites that maintain general web site standards. Please take the following criteria into account before you add links:
• Clear design and navigation
• Clear contact information
• Stable URLs
• Quick loading times
• Accessibility for the visually impaired
When linking to your references, please ensure the site meets the following criteria:
1. Relevance: The site needs to offer pertinent information about the subject.
2. Authority: The person or organisation responsible for the content must be clearly identifiable, as should their credentials and contact details. There should also be a copyright statement.
3. Purpose, Focus and Bias: The purpose of the site should be clearly stated, as should the intended audience. Any advertising content should be clearly distinguishable from information. There should be no bias: political, organisational, ideological, or commercial.
4. Accuracy: The content on the site should be well written and presented in logical order. It should be verifiable by other sources or relevant experts.
5. Currency: the information should be up-to-date. Each page should indicate when the information was last compiled or revised.
6. Ease of Use, Navigation and Accessibility: The site’s URL should be stable. It should be navigation friendly and the presentation of content should be consistent. Please note: we actively discourage linking to sites that are not free.