About the project


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We cooperate in establishing the central European collection within the world’s largest digital art-historical full-text repository maintained by the Heidelberg University Library.

The project enables free of charge, permanent publication on the Internet of scholarly texts (journals, papers and books), based on the Open Access principle, which guarantees wide readership. Each document is stored with a permanent address and is indexed using popular search engines (e.g. Google, Google Scholar) and various databases and programmes, including Art Discovery Group Catalogue and “Publish or Perish”. In the recent year the Heidelberg on-line collection has had 5 million visits from 152 countries worldwide.

Books, papers, series of publications

Books and articles are published as a specialised art-historical collection: ART-Dok Central and Eastern Europe, supplemented with selected series, including “Sztuka Kresów Wschodnich” [“The Art of the Eastern Borderlands”] and “Studia i Materiały Naukowe Muzeum Narodowego w Krakowie” [“The National Museum in Krakow Studies and Research Materials”]. In future the collection will incorporate publications by eminent art historians:




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Partners and sponsors

University Library of Heidelberg
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation
Jagiellonian University
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland
Museum of Architecture in Wrocław
National Library of Poland
National Museum in Krakow
National Museum in Warsaw
National Museum in Wrocław
Polish Academy of Sciences
Polish  Association of Art Historian
Polish National Audiovisual Institute
Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow
University of Gdańsk
University of Warsaw
Warsaw Scientific Society