Cooperations

Digilib is a highly versatile, Web-based interactive software tool that allows users to work with large image files and fine details of images. Images can be viewed, analysed and annotated with a wide range of tools. An open source software, Digilib is being developed by Dr. Robert Casties of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin in cooperation with the University of Bern. The image server enables scholars to collaborate via the Web and offers new ways of using and investigating images.


HyperRecord is a European cooperative project realised in 2005/2006 between the Comune di Roma - Ufficio Extradipartimentale Sopraintendenza Comunale dei Beni Culturali, the Theological Library of Maribor (Slovenia) and the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome. It provided for the joint cataloguing of Roman classical monuments and archaeological sites and their documentation in prints and commentaries in the early modern era.


The Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance (Humboldt University, Berlin and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities) is an interdisciplinary research database dedicated to a key problem within Renaissance studies, namely the reception of antiquity. It records the ancient monuments known in the Renaissance together with the relevant Renaissance documents (texts and images) and associated information about locations, people and periods as well as bibliographical data. The integration with ArsRoma will help researchers gather information on classical works of art and their reception in the early modern era.


sandrart.net is a net-based research platform on seventeenth-century art and cultural history. The project aims to put online a fully searchable and commented edition of Joachim von Sandrart’s Teutsche Academie der Edlen Bau-, Bild- und Mahlerey-Künste (1675–1680), one of the most important source texts of the early modern era. A great many of the datasets of the works are cross-linked to ArsRoma. This reciprocal supplementation is designed to shed more light on the artistic production and cultural climate of seventeenth-century Rome.


Siena: banca dati delle facciate del centro storico. An eXist-based analytical image data base of the facades in the historic city centre of Siena (2006-2009).

Project director: Dr. Matthias Quast


Les galeries des palais européens. An eXist-based image database on the architectural typology, furnishing and function of galleries in European palaces. A cooperation between the Bibliotheca Hertziana and the Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles (2007-2013).

Project director: Dr. Claire Constans