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

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 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”).


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panOpticon powers the catalogues on these websites —

Pol Bury Online Catalogue Raisonné

The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne

The Edwin Dickinson Catalogue Raisonné

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings

John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné

Sam Francis Online Catalogue Raisonné Project

The Complete Works of Friedrich Gräsel Online

Fitz Henry Lane | Historical Archive – Catalogue Raisonné – Educational Resource

The Complete Works of Philippe Smit

Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné

Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné

Jack Tworkov Catalogue Raisonné


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.

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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.