The online edition Paintings in Museums presents a systematic index of the entire holdings of works, both on display and in deposits, owned by nearly 650 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.
An entry in the database consists of three parts:
- Paintings: descriptions (title, date of origin, format, classification, style, material and inventory number) of the paintings available in museums.
- Artists: Names and biographical information on the artists of whom paintings are described; many artists are linked to the database Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (AKL) Online for a more detailed biographical description (separate subscription neccessary).
- Museums: Addresses and contact information for all museums from which paintings are described.
For queries or suggestions regarding the content of the database, please email the editorial offices of GIM.