The Centre for Art Historical Documentation (CKD) maintains a large collection of visual materials, conducts image research and supplies images. The CKD archives have been built up over a period of more than 50 years and subsequently contribute to art historical education.
The CKD provides advice in the domain where art history and automation intersect. We have experience in the following areas:
- Collection management, preservation and archiving
- Art historical research
- Providing advice on terminology and thesauri
- Information analysis
- Database design and development
- The design of user manuals
- The assessment of existing information systems
Publishers can contact us if they have a general or specific question about the imagery in a particular work of art or the imagery from a specific artist. Our expertise really comes to the fore when a request for images (which is often vague) is converted into specific images.
When it comes to museums, we carry out laborious image research before an exhibition is held or a museum catalogue is published and we also conduct this type of research for the purpose of exhibitions, museum catalogues and the like.