RKD Explore

Resource Type: 
Research Databases

RKD Explore is the online collections database of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (Netherlands Institute for Art History). It encompasses several distinct databases, including RKDartists&, which includes biographical information about Dutch and foreign artists from the middle ages to the present day, and RKDimages, a collection of descriptions and images of mainly Dutch paintings, drawings, prints and original photos of before the second world war. Also included is RKDportraits, a database containing over 60,000 descriptions and images of Dutch portraits from the portrait collection iconography (formerly Iconographical Office).