Global Performing Arts Database (GloPAD)

Welcome to GloPAD movie

GloPAD (Global Performing Arts Database) records include authoritative, detailed, multilingual descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world, plus information about related pieces, productions, performers, and creators.

GloPAD is in a continual process of development: we have recently merged two related databases, restructured GloPAD to support our newly developed metadata standards, and redesigned the user interface. Approximately 4,500 objects are currently available, with new records added and older records revised on a daily basis. Much of this work was made possible by a major three-year grant (October 2002-September 2005) that we received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Cornell University Library.

To provide feedback or ask questions about GloPAD, or to obtain information regarding participation in this project, please contact GloPAC.