Only inventory of 178,000 paintings in 645 museums in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Detailed information on paintings including year of origin, technique, format, theme, artist, museum
A variety of combinable search criteria, e.g. painting title, classification (painting), date of origin, artist, and museum
Creation of lists
Link to Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (AKL) Online
Non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users campus / institution-wide
The online edition Paintings in Museums presents a systematic index of the entire holdings of works, both on display and in deposits, owned by 645 museums in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
A comprehensive and current catalogue for over 178,000 paintings, pastels, gouaches as well as mixed-media works from all ages, genres and styles of about 31,200 artists is therefore available to the user
The database contains three parts linked to each other:
Paintings: descriptions (title, date of origin, format, classification, style, material and inventory number) of the paintings available in the museums.
Artists: Names and short biographical information on the artists of whom paintings are described; many entries are linked to the database Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online / Artists of the World Online for a more detailed biographical description (separate subscription necessary).
Museums: Addresses and contact information for all museums from which paintings are described.
Several search categories are available and can be combined with each other.