ANN: 10,000+ sales catalogues added to the Wildenstein Plattner Institute’s Catalogues Database

The WPI is pleased to announce the release of 10,000+ new digitized, pre-1945 sales catalogues bringing the total number of sales catalogues fully accessible in our database to 21,916. 

In line with its mission to support art historical research and access to significant primary sources, the WPI has digitized 21,916 pre-1945 sales catalogues, which are fully accessible on the WPI Sales Catalogues Database. These sales catalogues, many of which are annotated, are critical assets for catalogue raisonné and provenance research, as well as for research in the history of collecting and the art market.

At the moment, the Sales Catalogues Database can be searched by keyword, location, and date of a sale. However, the WPI is currently working on a large cataloguing project using OCLC’s cataloguing tool to create bibliographic records for each sales catalogue so that our collection can also be accessed through WorldCat.

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