The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem launched the world’s largest online database of Jewish art today at the World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.
The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art is a collection of digitized images and information about Jewish artifacts from all over the world. The online collection includes more than 260,000 images of objects and artifacts from 700 museums, synagogues and private collections in 41 different countries, as well as architectural drawings of 1,500 synagogues and Jewish ritual buildings from antiquity to the modern day.
With a collecting history that extends back to the 1750s, the Museum is one of the few university art museums of truly universal scope. Its collections, which number more than 97,000 works in all media, range from ancient to contemporary and span the globe.
Many of these works may be accessed through the Online Collections Catalogue. In the interest of providing access to the greatest number of works, not all data has been approved by a curator, and information about the artworks may change as the result of ongoing research. Objects will be added to the Online Catalogue as cataloguing is completed and images become available.
THE ALBERTINA’S PROFILE AND FOCUS REST ON THREE PILLARS
First, the palace with its neoclassical staterooms and their original interior decoration; second, the operation of a modern museum housing seven principal collections; and, third, the exhibition program based on these collections and devoted to the pioneers of art history, from the Renaissance to the present day.
Nasjonalmuseet's collection contains around 400 000 art, architecture and design objects. Available online are more than 36 000 objects.