artlist.net — Kunstbulletin launches an app for exhibitions and art in public space
Zurich — Kunstbulletin has expanded its research portal artlog.net with the newly launched app artlist.net. The app points to current exhibitions as well as art in public space. All content is linked to google map and is updated daily. Users can use the app without registering and do not have to provide any personal data. The content of the app is provided free of charge by the editorial team of Kunstbulletin and different public and private partners. The partners primarily include museums, artinstitutions and galleries, that share their exhibition-datas as well as governmental cultural funds, that have realised works of art in public spaces and now want to make them accessible to a broad public. Each partner for public art receives access via our database artlog.net and can upload a selection of work. The app is designed as a Progressive Web App (PWA). It is not distributed via the app store, but can be selected via the browser and anchored on the screen of your smartphone with an icon. EAN partners are invited to contact us if they have a documentation on art in public spheres. We will be happy to help you to upload a selection of works that might be of interest to a general international public.
New online database for the Swiss Art Archives
The Swiss Art Archives at SIK-ISEA collect letters and diaries, photographs, sketch books, work documents, exhibition records and press clippings associated with Swiss art from the 19th to the 21st century. Most of these materials derive from artists’ archives and estates, catalogued under two record groups: Documentation and Fonds Collection.
The newly activated database can be used for detailed searches of all publicly accessible inventories in the Fonds Collection. Older inventories are linked to the entry at group level as PDF files, while newer inventories are structured to reflect different levels of description. A simple search will trawl for full text, identifier and creation date. An advanced search can also combine full text, identifier/reference code, description level, title, scope/content and personal keywords.