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Art Research PHAROS


  • The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
  • Yale Center for British Art
  • Getty Research Institute
  • Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg
  • Bibliotheca Hertziana Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
  • Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
  • Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art
  • National Gallery of Arts
  • Federico Zeri Foundation
  • Frick Art Reference Library


On-going since 2020


The PHAROS ArtResearch project resulted from the modern need for providing rich visual and textual material held in a database of historical photo archives, accessible to a global community of researchers. Photo archives have been transformed to crucial factors for students, and researchers of art history, curators, and dealers. Through digitisation, a large number of unpublished and unique archives opened up, giving access to large collections and creating connections between them. The PHAROS platform aims to become a springboard and produce a new reality regarding art research.


  • Digitize the Existing Archives
  • Data Analysis & Modeling
  • Data Transforming & Reconciliation
  • Data Transformation & Importing
  • Visualization


  • Creation of a dynamic platform with more than 1613836 artworks, 2791368 photographs, 113041 artists and 7260 photographers that gives free access in a broad spectrum of field.


  • Adding immeasurable value to research for a wide range of art-historical research topics.