The Rembrandt Database
The Rembrandt Database is a freely accessible English-language website containing research material – texts, images and other research data – on paintings by Rembrandt or attributed to him, either now or in the past. The Rembrandt Database is an international collaboration between museums, research institutions and scholars, coordinated by the RKD and generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.
The development of The Rembrandt Database is a joint initiative of the RKD and the Mauritshuis.
The Rembrandt Database focuses on making available the body of visual and textual material that has emerged from the technical analysis and treatment of the paintings since the eighteenth century. This documentation, widely dispersed, is collected virtually in the database for the first time in the form of high quality digital files with extensive associated metadata. The database also publishes the latest art-historical insights and overviews of the paintings’ conservation and research histories. The database is intended to give conservators, curators, researchers, students and other professionals an overview of the existing information and documentation, thus making it available for further study.
The database will be ever-evolving and growing. The RKD will be sponsible for the management and maintenance of the website for the long term. In collaboration with other initiatives in the field of drawings,
prints and archival documents related to Rembrandt, the RKD ultimately aims to create the first port of call for research on Rembrandt.
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