with accessible, timely information
scholars are able to address the challenges
that face the larger community


“One of our challenges is to create a complex online reference tool which covers numerous aspects of Lichtenstein’s work – and at the same time, to establish a clear and integrated architecture. With the help of our panOpticon database we are making great progress.”

 — Roy Lichtenstein Catalogue Raisonné———————



  • Our back-end is structured to deliver all the requisite core information linked together following cataloguing best practices (see curate research). You can choose what to publish and how to display it, but the framework is there.
  • Many of our software’s extras (commentaries, keywords, archives and supplemental tables) let you create enriched add-ons (animated and interactive elements) that draw from deeper levels of the database.
  • Data are automatically formatted and styled by the system, so the transition to the web or print is flawless.
  • Your back-end is joined to your site, so you publish from your tool. You can compare your data to your site files. Publish and update your online publication whenever you wish.
  • Your content can also be purposed for print or ePublishing.


When you are ready to publish you’ll have several options (at extra cost to be negotiated):

We can design a site for you – the same knowledge we put into our cataloguing software we put into our websites. You determine the look and the feel and decide on functionality.

Or, we can plug into your existing site – in which case we’ll work with your designer to “wrap” your catalogue.

Or, you can generate text files to incorporate into design for print—do an entire book.

Or, you can do both (see “A Beautiful Partnership”).


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Fitz Henry Lane. Stage Rocks and Western Shore of Gloucester Outer Harbor, 1857

“A sincere thanks for getting us to this milestone.
The site is amazing.”

Ronda Faloon
Director of the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Fitz Henry Lane: An online project under the direction of the Cape Ann Museum


panOpticon powers the catalogues of these artists — (denotes a public website) —

Antonio Amaral
Markos Armaos
Ruth Asawa
Bo Bartlett
Mary Bauermeister
Charles Beckendorf
Larry Bell
Thomas Hart Benton
Bernd Berner
Janice Biala
George Caleb Bingham
Ion Bitzan
Jan Brueghel
Pol Bury
David Byrd
Peter Campus
Mary Cassatt
Paul Cézanne *
Pietro Consagra
Walter De Maria
Edwin Dickinson *
Arthur Dove
Lyonel Feininger *
John F. Folinsbee *
Sam Francis *
Arshile Gorky
Maro Gorky
Friedrich Gräsel *
George Inness
Craig Kauffman
Paul Kleinschmidt
Franz Kline
Irving Kriesberg
George Lambert
Fitz Henry Lane *
Margaret Lefranc
Roy Lichtenstein
Willard Metcalf
Amedeo Modigliani
László Moholy-Nagy
Alfred Munnings
Elizabeth Murray
Zoran Music (Zoran Mušič)
Park Seo-bo
Sofia Portalaki
Ad Reinhardt
Kay Sage
Betye Saar
John Singer Sargent
Eugen Schönebeck
Hassan Sharif
Philippe Smit *
David Smith
Hugh Steers
Arthur Streeton
Tom Thomson *
Joaquín Torres-García *
John Henry Twachtman
Jack Tworkov



Starting a project? Already have data and wondering what to do next? Simply have a question? Contact us.

The best way to fully grasp what our product can do is to see it in action. Fill out a form to request a demonstration. We can come to you if you are in New York City. If not, we can demonstrate our software online. We’ll show it to you wherever you are.

Please note: we are unable to quote prices until we’ve conferred with you about your particular needs.

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Top of page from left to right: Roy Lichtenstein drawing from the projection for the mural. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photography by Michael Abramson, courtesy Gagosian Gallery; Roy Lichtenstein, Times Square-42nd Street, 2002 (Collage 1990, fabricated 1994). Porcelain enamel on wall of N, Q, R, S, W, 1, 2, 3 mezzanine. Photography by Roger Shepherd; Susannah Shepherd of panOpticon (right) working with Andrea Theil, Director of the Roy Lichtenstein Catalogue Raisonné Project at the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, New York City. Photography by Roger Shepherd.

Above: Fitz Henry Lane. Stage Rocks and Western Shore of Gloucester Outer Harbor, 1857. Oil on canvas.
24 1/2 x 39 1/8 in. (62.2 x 99.4 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., John Wilmerding Collection, Promised Gift.