The "Subjects" in are offers for networking within art historical research and teaching: thematic portals, bibliographies, digitized sources and images from the Specialised Information Service for Art, Photography, and Design:   

Thematic Portals

Thematic Portals intend to give a complex access to comprehensive matters or epochs of academic research and education in art history.
In interaction these gateways will grow towards a complex information system, which offers scholars the possibility of making their resources available to public and to benefit from the knowledge and achievements of their colleagues. Therefore the specific subject gateways will be established and maintained by external co-operation partners, who will have the full editorial responsibility for their project.

Digitized Sources

In this subject area, presents text collections of particular importance for art historical research. These resources have been digitalized to be made available online.
Historical exhibition catalogues and art journals from early 19th century up to mid-20th century can be found here, as well as books on architecture and literature on art and aesthetics from the 16th to the early 20th centuries.
Digitalized resources from the area of the Contemporary Art from 1945 are also available here.

Image Resources

In the subject area “Image Resources,” presents selected image collections belonging to the special interest collections for Contemporary Art (SLUB Dresden) and Art History (UB Heidelberg).

You can not only gain access to these images and to the Deutsche Fotothek image database (German Photographic Collection), but you can also find other helpful hints for conducting your art historical image search on the Internet.


Within the context of and in collaboration with academics and research groups, Heidelberg University Library hosts and maintains database-supported bibliographies listing relevant literature on various topics of history of art.

Digital Editions

Virtual Exhibitions

Catalogue raisonné