ANN: Digital Repository of the French Art Market (1940-1944)

The digital Repository of the French art market during the German occupation (1940-1944) is a joint Franco-German research project with the aim of creating a directory of persons who were involved in the international trade of artworks looted by the National Socialists in France, and tracing their networks. Comprehensive information will be collected, together with references to further archival records relating to individual actors. In this context, cooperation with other provenance researchers is crucial.

Please contact

Dr. Elisabeth Furtwängler
+49 (0) 30 314 2501

The project is supported by TU Berlin, the DZK and the INHA.

TOC: Artl@s Bulletin vol. 6, 3 (Fall 2017)

Visualizing Networks: Approaches to Network Analysis in Art History

Artl@s Bulletin vol. 6, 3 (Fall 2017)

Guest Editor : Miriam KIENLE

Sommaire / Content :

Between Nodes and Edges: Possibilities and Limits of Network Analysis in Art History
Miriam Kienle

Continuity and Disruption in European Networks of Print Production, 1550-1750
Matthew D. Lincoln

Keeping Our Eyes Open: Visualizing networks and art history
Stephanie Porras

Workshop as Network: A Case Study from Mughal South Asia
Yael Rice

Network Analysis and Feminist Artists
Michelle Moravec

The Computer as Filter Machine: A Clustering Approach to Categorize Artworks Based on a Social Tagging Network
Stefanie Schneider and Hubertus Kohle

Enriching and Cutting: How to Visualize Networks Thanks to Linked Open Data Platforms
Léa Saint-Raymond and Antoine Courtin

What You See Is What You Get: The “Artifice of Insight.” A Conversation between R. Luke DuBois and Anne Collins Goodyear
Anne C. Goodyear

Digital Art History “Beyond the Digitized Slide Library”: An Interview with Johanna Drucker and Miriam Posner
Miriam Kienle

The Artl@s Bulletin (ISSN 2264-2668) is a peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal devoted to spatial and transnational questions in the history of the arts, published by the ENS and the CNRS in partnership with Purdue Publishing at:

For more information on the aims and scope of the Artl@s Bulletin, please see the About the Journal page, and feel free to contact the editors, Catherine Dossin ( and Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (

Reference: TOC: Artl@s Bulletin vol. 6, 3 (Fall 2017): Visualizing Networks. In:, Dec 1, 2017. <>.

Read this: Art by the Many, London Style Cults of the 1960s

in: British Art Studies, 7

Art by the Many is a “Conversation Piece” – a British Art Studies series that draws together a group of contributors to respond to an idea, provocation, or question. The conversation, this one put together by Thomas Crow, will develop as more respondents enter the debate. Readers can also join in by adding a response.


TOC: Journal of Art Historiography, No.17, Dec 2017

The papers concerning art markets have been selected for presentation here
– this Open Access journal is freely available at

General Papers

Barbara Pezzini (Manchester), ‘Art sales and attributions: the 1852 National Gallery acquisition of The Tribute Money by Titian’ 17/BP1



Anne Nike van Dam (Leiden), ‘Louis Friedrich Sachse and the making of Berlin as a capital of art’: Der Pionier. Wie Louis Sachse in Berlin den Kunstmarkt erfand by Anna Ahrens, Cologne/Weimar/Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2017, 780 pp., 288 b. & w. illus., € 100.00 pbk, ISBN: 978-3-412-50594-3 17/ANvD1



This journal has been recognized by the online Dictionary of Art Historians as ‘the major research organ of the field’. It is indexed by ProQuest, EBSCO, DOAJ and is linked to by the world’s leading research centres for art history. It is archived by LOCKSS and the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). It has also been awarded the DOAJ Seal.

Prof. Richard Woodfield
Editor of the Journal of Art Historiography
General Editor of Routledge’s Studies in Art Historiography
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
The University of Birmingham

Reference: TOC: New issue of the Journal of Art Historiography. In:, Dec 4, 2017. <>.

Online Resources: Launch of Graphikportal

(German version below)

Looking for a famous engraving by Albrecht Dürer on the internet and you need a reliable source? Graphikportal, an art history database developed at the German Documentation Center for Art History – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, now makes a large collection of works of art of European cultural heritage available online. The portal will be presented as part of the “Graphic Arts Weekend” (11-12 November), when numerous prints and drawings rooms open their collections to the public.

250,000 works of art are now available online, including works from major museums, libraries and research institutions, such as the Kupferstichkabinette of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden or the Hamburger Kunsthalle. Also included are the Albertina and the MAK-Bibliothek and Kunstblättersammlung in Vienna, the prints collections of the ETH Zurich and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich or the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome. Last but not least, the holdings of the Virtual Print Room, a cooperation of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum Braunschweig and the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, will be integrated. All institutions are members of the international working group “Graphik vernetzt”, which aims to deliver common digitization standards and to design strategies for the further digital networking of graphic collections. This network offers concrete scientific added value, available through this platform for the first time and to this extent.


Im Internet nach einem berühmten Kupferstich von Albrecht Dürer suchen und dabei eine zuverlässige Quelle nutzen? Das Graphikportal, eine am Deutschen Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg entwickelte kunsthistorische Fachdatenbank, macht einen großen Fundus von Kunstwerken des europäischen kulturellen Erbes online zugänglich. Am 11. November 2017 um 12 Uhr wird das Portal im Kupferstichkabinett der Hamburger Kunsthalle Medienvertretern vorgestellt . Ebenso am 11. sowie am 12. November findet das „Wochenende der Graphik“ statt, bei dem zahlreiche Graphische Sammlungen und Kupferstichkabinette ihre Depots öffnen und der Öffentlichkeit vorstellen.

Beim Start sind rund 250.000 Kunstwerke online, die in bester Qualität digitalisiert wurden. Zu den bislang im Graphikportal integrierten Sammlungen gehören bedeutende Museen, Bibliotheken und Forschungseinrichtungen, wie etwa die Kupferstichkabinette der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, der Staatlichen  Kunstsammlungen Dresden oder der Hamburger Kunsthalle. Auch die Albertina und die MAK-Bibliothek und Kunstblättersammlung in Wien, die Graphischen Sammlungen der ETH Zürich und der Zentralbibliothek Zürich oder die Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte in Rom sind mit dabei. Nicht zuletzt werden die Bestände des Virtuellen Kupferstichkabinetts, einer Kooperation des Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museums Braunschweig und der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, integriert. Alle genannten Institutionen sind Mitglied im internationalen Arbeitskreis „Graphik vernetzt“, der das Ziel hat, gemeinsame Digitalisierungsstandards zu verabreden und Strategien für die weitergehende digitale Vernetzung graphischer Sammlungen zu entwerfen. Diese Vernetzung bietet einen echten wissenschaftlichen Mehrwert, der im Graphikportal zum ersten Mal in diesem Umfang nutzbar ist.

TOC: Archives of American Art Journal 56.2 (fall 2017)

Archives of American Art Journal 56.2 (fall 2017)

Supported by the Dedalus Foundation, this issue features new research on the influential modernist artist, writer, editor, and teacher Robert Motherwell (1915-1991). This issue also introduces a new section of the journal dedicated to living artists’ interventions in the Archives.

The longest-running scholarly journal devoted to the history of American art, the AAAJ aims to showcase new approaches to and out-of-the-box thinking about primary sources. It contains both commissioned and peer-reviewed research articles that engage with the vast holdings of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art. Continue reading “TOC: Archives of American Art Journal 56.2 (fall 2017)”

New Resources Online: Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives announces the availability for research of the Margaretta M. Salinger records and the Textile Study Room records.

Margaretta M. Salinger records

Margaretta M. Salinger had a long and distinguished career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1930 she joined the Met’s Department of Paintings as Special Cataloguer, going on to become a Research Fellow, Senior Researcher and Associate Curator. In 1970 Salinger was named Curator in the European Paintings department, and upon her retirement in 1972 she was named Curator Emeritus. In addition to her curatorial work, Salinger was active on various Museum committees related to publications, most notably the Editorial Advisory Committee, which is the focus of the bulk of these records. Included are proposals for publications, notes from meetings, budget documents, memoranda and correspondence, mostly dating from the 1940s-1960s. There are several files as well from other committees on which Salinger served, mostly related to Museum publication projects. Finding aid:

Textile Study Room records

The Textile Study Room of The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in 1908. From then until the mid-1990s, when its activities were integrated into those of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center, the Textile Study Room was consulted by students, designers, and others seeking knowledge or inspiration from historical and contemporary examples of fabrics. In its early years, research supported by the Textile Study Room focused on European textiles and laces, as well as Japanese and Chinese textiles. The Textile Study Room frequently hosted lectures about its holdings by curators and specialists in the field. It also acquired photographs of fabrics and textiles from Central and South America, Asia, and India. The records include correspondence, invoices, fabric samples, photographs and other items that document the work of curators and other staff of this department over several decades. Finding aid:

For information about access to these collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives, contact or visit our website at

Reference: WWW: New Art Historical Resources on the Web [4]. In:, Oct 9, 2017. <>.