Conservation – Restoration
AGORHA (Accès global et organisé aux ressources en histoire de l'art) is the managements and diffusion platform of INHA (Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art - France) and Galerie Colbert. It also provides access to digital items in the Répertoire d’art et d’archéologie numérisé.
Over 1 million artists’ biographic profiles: next to the 37 Thieme-Becker and the 6 Vollmer volumes, it contains the complete database of the first 43 volumes of the Allgemeine Künstlerlexikon (165'000 full-text articles and 220'000 editing board documents). Each artist’s record is enriched with cultural background, work details, work locations, exhibitions, detailed biographic description, and a very large bibliography.
Arkyves is a database, treasure trove and toolbox for those interested in the History of Culture. It is a single access point for thematic searches across a wide variety of cultural heritage collections, contributed by partners like the Dutch Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands Institute for Art History, the Herzog August Bibliothek, and the university libraries of Milan, Utrecht, Glasgow, and Illinois.
Very rich, but standardized subject information is offered as all collections share the use of ICONCLASS, the most widely accepted multilingual classification system for cultural content.
This database provides users with access to over half a century of indexing of more than 600 periodicals covering fine, decorative and commercial art dating back to 1913.Content in Art Index Retrospective includes articles, interviews, film and book reviews, bibliographies, conference reports, editorials and much more. This unique resource guides users to contemporary criticism of art at the time of its debut, helps track the body of work of an individual artist or an entire movement, and provides access to artists’ interviews, commentaries and more.
ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) is the premier source of information on modern and contemporary art dating from the late 19th century onwards, including photography since its invention. The database provides full abstracts of journal articles, including book and exhibition reviews, as well as art publications such as exhibition catalogs, monographs and artists’ books, including those drawn from the collections of the Tate Library and the Bibliothèque Dominique Bozo, Musée LAM. More than 15,000 new entries are added each year, with entries dating back as far as the late 1960s.
Produced by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the CNRS-INIST, the BHA is the largest and most complete database in the history of art, containing citations and abstract from all international art publication since 1973. It covers all visual arts, from the fine arts to decorative and applied arts, material culture, photography, up to contemporary art performances and installations. The no longer maintained International Repertory of the Literature of Art (1975-1989) and Répertoire d'art et d'archéologie (1973-1989) are also included.
International Bibliography of Art is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). The database includes detailed abstracts for all new content, in-depth abstracts for scholarly articles, and authority files of controlled terms. It covers European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945. Visual arts in all media are covered: painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installations, new media, decorative and applied arts, museum studies and conservation, archaeology, folk art and material culture, classical studies, antiques, architectural history.
Combining database, archive, publisher and distributor, Library Stack connects digital materials from art, design, theory and architecture to global library cataloging systems. Items in Library Stack are indexed with both informal keywords and controlled Library of Congress vocabularies (the “Format” and “Subject” menus), and can be searched via our structured indexes, direct queries, or by browsing through our Featured Stacks.
Most items in the Library Stack collection collapse or confound typical distinctions between projects made by artists, architects or designers, and projects notionally about those respective fields. The collection includes PDF zines made by curators; downloadable exhibitions curated by artists; experimental sound compositions; magazines about experimental sound art; fonts channeling cultural histories; and political artworks in the form of custom browser extensions. Library Stack itself emerges from this same sphere of hybrid practice.
SIKART is an information platform on art in Svitzerland and Liechtenstein fom the Middle Ages until today. Edited by a scientific board and richly illustrated, it undergoes frequent updating. SIKART targets art experts as well as the general art public, and is based on the 12'000 standard records plus the 1'200 extended records contained in the illustrated Biographical dictionary of Swiss art.
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