The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989.
MCA Collection Online is a work in progress; an evolving resource that will over time represent many more of the Museum’s collecting highlights.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source "to mark (a document) with the date," late 14c., from date (n.1).
Meaning "to assign to or indicate a date" (of an event) is from c.1400. Related: Dated; A string unique to a time duration of 24 hours between 2 successive midnights defined by the local time zone.
The specific representation of a date will depend on which calendar convention is in force; e.g., Gregorian, Islamic, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew etc.
as well as local ordering conventions such as UK: day/month/year, US: month/day/year.
Inputting and outputting dates on computers is greatly complicated by these localisation issues which is why they tend to operate on dates internally in some unified form such as seconds past midnight at the start of the first of January 1970. Palm branches were carried by the Jews on festive occasions, and especially at the feast of Tabernacles (Lev. Many software and hardware representations of dates allow only two digits for the year, leading to the year 2000 problem. (1997-07-11) the fruit of a species of palm (q.v.), the Phoenix dactilifera. A number of significant collections were donated to the museum by Loti and Victor Smorgon (1995), Henry Ergas (2009), Ann Lewis (2009) and Cathy and Andrew Cameron (2012).Following the founding of the MCA through the JW Power Bequest and with assistance from the New South Wales Government, the Museum continues to manage the Power Collection on behalf of the University of Sydney.Following the reopening of the museum in 2012, when a significant proportion of gallery space was dedicated to the presentation of the collection, the Museum simultaneously embarked on a new MCA Collection Online initiative, supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.This growing resource includes in depth analysis of artworks, images, exhibition histories and biographical details.