Image sources

Numerous image sources are integrated in the catalogue. In addition to the cross-media search, images can also be researched in the image search room via a light table display.

Image search
Viewer Mirador (IIIF-Umgebung)
Introductions for the Viewer Mirador (only in German)
More about annotation und indvidual image collections in teh viewer Mirador

All image data integrated in are available in IIIF format. They can be opened and further processed in the image viewer Mirador. You have the possibility to share image collections and, after registration, to make annotations. For all image data, IIIF manifests are offered in the detailed display, which can also be dragged into your own working environment. All images receive standardised metadata via the manifests. 

Image sources

  • Deutsche Fotothek (German Photographic Collection)
    With the image database of the Deutsche Fotothek you have access to a photographic universal archive with a diverse range of topics. The collection focuses on the history of photography, art, architecture and the history of technology. With the Archive of Photographers, the Deutsche Fotothek is dedicated to the analog and digital heritage of artistic photography.
  • Photo library of the Bibliotheca Hertziana
    With its analog as well as digital holdings primarily on Italian art and architecture from late antiquity to the present, the Fotothek is one of the leading art historical photo archives worldwide. The collection is systematically expanded through scientific photo campaigns, targeted photo acquisitions, as well as donations and bequests.
  • HeidICON - The Heidelberg Object and Multimedia Database 
    heidICON is the object and multimedia database of the Heidelberg University Library. In, images of book illumination from the Heidelberg Bibliotheca Palatina, images from the Graphic Collection of the UB as well as iconographically detailed caricatures from German, British and French satirical magazines (including "Fliegende Blätter", "Punch", "Le Rire", "Le Charivari") are integrated.
  • Phototheque of the Art History Institute Florence
    The Photothek of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence is dedicated to the study of Italian art and architecture from late antiquity to the present, with a focus on central and northern Italy. The Photothek's digital holdings are composed of digitized in-house negatives and digital photographs under KHI copyright. 
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
    With around 1 million objects, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is one of the most important museum collections in Europe. The collection focuses on painting and art of the Netherlands. The Rijskmuseum makes much of its collection available digitally in open access. They are searchable via the image search room of The image data is available in Dutch, with keywords translated into German for better retrieval. 

Do you have questions or suggestions about the image search room or the Mirador image viewer and its functions? Write to us! 

Image Research

Here you will find instructions on how to use the image viewer Mirador