Digital Photoarchive

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In recognition of the fact that researchers today require remote access to unique resources, the Library has set the digitization of the entire Photoarchive as an essential strategic goal. The Library has digitized its collection of 57,000 rare, original negatives of works of art through several grant-funded projects. Nearly half of the digitized negatives are accessible through ARTstor.


The Photoarchive is actively acquiring digital images from museums and independent researchers.

A painting in oil on copper depicting a seventeenth-century aristocratic collector and his guests viewing his picture gallery of European masterpieces.

Above: David Teniers (1610–90) Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in His Picture Gallery in Brussels, ca. 1651
Oil on copper, 105 x 130 cm.
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Photograph © E. Prokop; digital image file gift of anonymous donor


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