Through one central search engine, (EAN) connects the digital databases of all partners, providing a single entry point to diverse information on individuals, groups and institutions as well as details about exhibitions and publications.

As a meta-database, does not itself provide any data on artists and other related subjects, it refers to the intrinsic data of its institutional partners. Results are grouped by name. Each listed search result is linked directly to the related partner database, giving access to all available data and related sources. All partners employ internationally established scientific standards and publish reliable verified data. Find more information about the individual partner archives and their databases here.