Van Gogh Worldwide Project completed

Saturday, September 30, 2023
Van Gogh Worldwide Project completed

Started in 2017 as a project, from 1 October 2023 it will be time to hand over the Van Gogh Worldwide platform to the maintenance department. The project is officially ended. But what does that mean for the institutions that still want to join the platform? And how will the data of participating institutions be updated?

The Van Gogh Worldwide digital research platform was launched on 5 November 2020. The project was an initiative of the RKD the Kröller-Müller Museum and the Van Gogh Museum. In the first phase of the project, all the works of Vincent Van Gogh in Dutch collections have been added to the platform (more than 50 per cent of the known works). From 2021 to 2023, the goal was to connect worldwide collections to the platform. We have collaborated with museums all over the world to achieve this.

Management of the platform is in the hands of the RKD. Because the Van Gogh Worldwide team has not (yet) received the data from all international museums, a solution has been found to still show all currently known works by Vincent van Gogh on the platform in order to provide a complete overview of his oeuvre. The artworks of museums for which we have not yet received data are published on the platform with the data of Jacob Baart de la Faille (The Works of Vincent van Gogh. His Paintings and Drawings, Amsterdam 1970). On our platform, these artworks are identified by the label ‘De la Faille 1970 data’. Museums are explicitly invited to have these dates replaced with their more current dates.

As of October 1, Van Gogh Worldwide's maintenance department will take care of the improvement of the platform and will invite you to share any updates.

Image : 1. Vincent van Gogh, The Postman (Joseph-Étienne Roulin), 1889, collection The Barnes Foundation
2. Vincent van Gogh, Le café de nuit (The Night Café), 1888, collection Yale University Art Gallery


Stephanie Cime

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