everyone in the art industry benefits from
access to properly catalogued
richly structured, up-to-date information

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


  • Our back-end is structured to deliver all the requisite core information linked together following cataloging best practices (see curate research). You can choose what to publish and how to display it, but the complete 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 database. 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 cataloging software we put into our websites. You determine the look and the feel and decide on the functionality.

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

Or, you can generate text files to incorporate into design for print—produce a book.

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




Take a look at these online catalogues —

Ion Bitzan

Paul Cézanne

Edwin Dickinson

John F. Folinsbee

Sam Francis

Friederich Gräsel

Fitz Henry Lane

Philippe Smit

Tom Thomson

Joaquín Torres-García

Jack Tworkov

Louis Van Lint



Hugh Steers, Mary Cassatt, László Moholy-Nagy

reliable information is of vital importance
to the entire art industry


art experts and the courts

art insurance

artists’ estates and foundations

auction sales

authority to sell (title)

authenticity disputes

bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and security interests in works of art

catalogues raisonnés

collateralization of art

consignment agreements

copyrights in works of art and reproductions of works of art

cultural patrimony laws

curating exhibitions

customs service regulations concerning the import and export of art

defamation and product defamation concerning works of art and their provenance

divorce and other family disputes

droit moral and the Visual Artists Rights Act

exhibition agreements

donor restrictions on use or display of donated works

import and export of art

International cultural treaties

Internet sites concerning art and art sales

investment management and financial planning

joint ownership of works of art

legal disputes over responsibility and ownership

loans for art buyers and dealers

loans and gifts of artwork to museums

looted and confiscated works of art from the Nazi era

lost and stolen works of art

misappropriation of artwork and design

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

private dealer sales

Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets in the US


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

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Top of the page: 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.

Middle of the page: from left to right: Hugh Steers (1963–95), 1982. Photo © Nicola Goode; Mary Cassatt (1844–1926); László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) and Lucia Moholy, Untitled 1925, Museum of Modern Art: Thomas Walther Collection. The Family of Man Fund 1791.2001 © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.