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Sources covered: 3,000 catalogs

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One of the most important art reference collections available to researchers.

Art historians, art teachers, students and collectors have long recognised the importance of exhibition catalogues, those from major exhibitions often becoming standard reference works. Yet catalogs can be difficult to obtain, going out of print rapidly, rarely reprinted and expensive to buy second-hand.

This microfiche edition brings together over 3,000 art exhibition catalogs from major museums and galleries throughout the world available individually, in major subject collections such as Renaissance and Baroque Art or subject collections such as Impressionism, Sculpture and Women Artists.

The catalogues are also grouped according to the museum or gallery that originally published them. Among these sets are the complete collection of Arts Council of Great Britain catalogs (1942-1978), the French Salon catalogs (1673-1925) as well as several American collections including catalogs from the Sidney Janis Gallery, the most influential private gallery in New York for the dissemination of modern art in the post-war period.

The following collections are available:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) 1967-1976
  • Arts Council of Great Britain (London) 1942-1978
  • Fine Arts Society (London) 1878-1976
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London) 1852-1976
  • Victoria and Albert Museum (London) 1862-1974
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1932-1976
  • Haus der Kunst (Munich) 1949-1975
  • American Federation of Arts 1929-1975
  • Bucholz Gallery (New York): Curt Valentin  1937-1955
  • Galerie Chalette (New York) 1954-1970
  • Sidney Janis Gallery (New York) 1950-1976
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) 1953-1972
  • French Salon Catalogues 1673-1925
  • Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Paris) 1904-1976
  • National Museum of France (Paris) 1885-1974


  • Renaissance of Constructive Art
  • American Nineteenth Century Art
  • American Twentieth Century Art


  • Art and History
  • Art Nouveau
  • Cartoons and Satire
  • Cubism
  • Drawings
  • English Art
  • European Twentieth Century Art
  • Expressionism
  • French Nineteenth Century Art (Including Salon Catalogues)
  • Futurism
  • Impressionism
  • Landscape Painting
  • Medieval Art
  • Miniatures
  • Mural Art
  • Oriental Art
  • Portraits
  • Religious Art
  • Sculpture
  • Surrealism
  • Symbolism
  • Victorian Art
  • Watercolours
  • Women Artists


  • Antiques
  • Architecture and Environment
  • Folk Arts, Arts and Crafts
  • Photography, Cinema
  • Theatre, Stage, Costume
  • Metalwork
  • Glass, Mosaics and Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Textiles, Weaving, Embroidery and Costume
  • Printing and Engraving
  • Book Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Art Exhibition Catalogs Subject Index, 1977-1990

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