May 18, 2022

Reference: Launches Art Discovery Group Catalogue, Utilizes WorldCat Data

From OCLC:

Coordinated by, an international working community of more than 100 art libraries from 16 countries, the new catalogue offers an art-focused research experience within the WorldCat environment. Art library catalogues will now be searchable alongside additional content from a multitude of online journals and databases, promising more results on a global scale. The project has been developed as part of The Future of Art Bibliography initiative, with generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and The Getty Research Institute, whose initial funding made the launch possible.


The Art Discovery Group Catalogue will initially include the holdings of art libraries from Europe, North America and Australia.


The following art libraries are already participating in the Art Discovery Group Catalogue:

  • National Gallery of Australia
  • National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia
  • National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain
  • Biblioteca dell’Accademia di architettura Mendrisio, Switzerland
  • Bibliothèque d’art et d’archéologie (BAA), Musées d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Switzerland
  • Rijksmuseum Research Library Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Kunstbibliothek Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany
  • Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Germany
  • Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, Germany
  • Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte (Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art), Paris, France
  • Institut National d’Histoire d’Art (INHA), Paris, France
  • Biblioteca Berenson (Villa I Tatti), Florence, Italy
  • Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, Italy
  • Kunsthistorisches Institut (Max-Planck-Institut), Florence, Italy
  • National Gallery of Canada, Montreal, Canada
  • Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, (NYARC),New York, USA
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingalls Library, Cleveland, USA
  • Frick Art Reference Library, (NYARC), New York, USA
  • Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
  • Museum of Modern Art Library and Museum Archives, (NYARC), New York, USA
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
  • Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Art Institute of Chicago, USA
  • The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
  • University of Texas Art Library, Austin, USA
  • Berenson Library, Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, Italy
  • National Museum of Western Art, Research Library, Tokyo, Japan
  • Sächsische Landesbibliothek–Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB), Germany
  • Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
  • Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University Libraries, New York, USA
  • Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (Netherlands Institute for Art History), Netherlands

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.