RKD Netherland Institute for art History
In a changing world, where digital techniques provide new insights, RKDmaps shows you the movements of artists and art objects through time and space. Presenting the information in visual form allows more effective analysis of search results.
RKDmaps shows you, which and how many artists lived in close proximity of each other as well as whether there were art academies, museums or art dealers in the vicinity. The level of prosperity of an area may say something about the status of artists who lived there. And the neighbourhood in which an artist lived may have influenced their work. The patterns that are thus made visible through RKDmaps can be further explored in combination with the RKD's online databases linking them to original letters, archives and photographs of artists and their works. The RKD moreover houses the largest art-historical library in the Netherlands.
RKDmaps has been developed with support from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds 21 and NWO.