The Getty Research Institute has just launched the Getty Research Portal, an unprecedented resource that will provide broad, free access to digitized texts in the field of art and architectural history.
The Frick Art Reference Library is proud to host the Montias Database of Dutch Art Inventories, compiled by the late Yale University professor of economics John Michael Montias (1928–2005). The database contains information from 1,280 inventories, stored in the Stadsarchief Amsterdam (State Archive), of paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, and other goods owned by people living in Amsterdam during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This information includes records for the 51,071 individual works of art listed in the inventories and is therefore an invaluable research tool that can help elucidate patterns of buying, selling, inventorying, and collecting art in Holland during the Dutch Golden Age.
Attention, logophiles! We invite you to visit the Frick Art Reference Library and The Museum of Modern Art Library to acquaint yourself with the Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED). Logophiles, or lovers of words, will be pleased to know that the OED is replete with more than 600,000 entries that include contemporary meanings of words as well as their corresponding chronological history and evolution. The OED includes great ways to learn how to get the most out of this online dictionary, including quizzes for those who are up for the challenge.
Released by The Frick Art Reference Library, this database contains bibliographies, alternative names, and basic biographical information on more than 5,000 Spanish artists from the fourth to the twentieth century. Entries cross-reference materials from the Frick’s internationally-known photoarchive collection.
In June 2009, Arcade was added to artlibraries.net – Virtual Catalogue for Art History. Artlibraries.net, formerly known as the Virtueller Katalog Kunstgeschichte (VKK), provides access to over 8 million bibliographic records for periodicals, conference papers, festschriften, auction catalogues, exhibition catalogues and much more.