Arkyves: Online Reference Tool for the History of Culture

Both a unique database of images and texts and a meeting place for everyone who wants to study imagery and publish about it. Provides access to more than 500.000 images, texts, etc. from libraries and museums in multiple countries.



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Book Presentation in the

Darius Spieth (Louisiana State University) presented his book Revolutionary Paris and the Market for Netherlandish Art in the Louvre on May 28, 2018. Read more about the presentation.


Recently added to Arkyves: almost 17.000 images from the Biblia Sacra database (from Bibles printed in the Netherlands and Belgium, or bibles printed in other countries for the Dutch or Belgian market).

Art Sales Catalogues Online

Brill and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston have signed an agreement for scanning art sales catalogues from the MFA library to be included in forthcoming supplements to Brill's publication Art Sales Catalogues Online (ASCO).


Acquisitions Editors

Inge Klompmakers

Asian Art and Visual Culture

Liesbeth Hugenholtz

Art and Architecture