Databases and Research Tools
AGORHA INHA - Répertoire des sculptures allemandes des musées de France (bois et bois polychromé, vers 1460-1530)

AGORHA - Répertoire des sculptures allemandes des musées de France (bois et bois polychromé, vers 1460-1530) is a database of Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) containing the repertory of German sculptures in the museums of France (wood and polychromed wood, circa 1460-1530). The database contains nearly 500 German sculptures kept in 60 museums in France.

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Blendeff is the new collection database of the KU Leuven art and science collections.

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European Sculpture in the Rijksmuseum

This online catalogue includes every work of European sculpture in the Rijksmuseum’s art collection. The most recent published catalogue of sculpture dates from 1973. Prompting a thorough update of this valuable, but by now outdated reference work was the ever-growing body of art historical research and the long list of acquisitions made in recent decades.

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H-Net. Humanities and Social Sciences online

H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

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HNA Review of Books

HNA Review of Books posts reviews of recent books and exhibition catalogues in the history of the visual arts in the Netherlands from c. 1350 to 1750, along with reviews of publications on German, French, and English art relevant to the Netherlands in this period.

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Mapping Gothic France

With a database of images, texts, charts and historical maps, Mapping Gothic France invites you to explore the parallel stories of Gothic architecture and the formation of France in the 12th and 13th centuries, considered in three dimensions: Space, Time, Narrative.

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Medieval Art Research

Medieval Art Research is a resource run by research students at The Courtauld Institute of Art to provide news, views and upcoming advice from the world of medieval art history.

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Renaissance Polychrome Sculpture in Tuscany Database

An online open-access database of photographs of and information about over 350 objects, produced by Una D'Elia, Heather Merla, and Rachel Boyd. High-resolution photographs are freely available for research, teaching, and publication. Clicking on “show full item record” reveals further information and bibliography. The database also includes an integrated map, color-coded by material (by Claire Litt). For an example of how this resource can be used in teaching, see Reconstructing the Social Lives of Italian Renaissance Sculptures (reconstructingrenaissance.home.blog), a virtual exhibition created by Queen’s University undergraduate students, which includes digital visual reconstructions.

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The Boxwood Project

Intimate in scale and impossibly intricate in design, sixteenth-century miniature boxwood carvings have baffled the curious since the time they were made. Through the joint effort of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Rijksmuseum, the long-held secrets of the construction of these tiny treasures have been discovered and their histories uncovered in preparation for the 2016– 2017 exhibition Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures.

Small Wonders focuses on two great North American collections of sixteenth-century boxwood carvings that were formed a century apart: the Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Morgan Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron of Fleet (1923–2006) and J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) shared a passion for works of art that were formed at the intersection of faith and invention, the same point of departure that we used for our research and writing.

This website presents the original research published in 2016 by both the AGO and the Rijksmuseum, additional resources for researchers and teachers, and a complete catalogue raisonné featuring stunning new photography. Typically, a catalogue raisonné is a complete listing of a single artist’s work accompanied by detailed notes that help us to understand their complete body of work. This catalogue raisonné assembles, for the first time, every known example of these carvings—but who exactly made them remains a mystery.

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