Galerie Tiny Esveld

Emile Galle


Art history
Books, Libraries
Cultural Institutions & Organisations 
Fairs & Exhibitions 
Historical Interiors/Buildings
Magazines & Newsletters
References, dictionaries, indexes etc.
Restoration & Conservation
Stolen, Lost or Endangered objects
Styles & Periods
Transport, Insurance

Old castles and magnificent mansions, in The Netherlands and Belgium
Exchange rates Current exchange rates for foreign currency
World map  
Parking in Amsterdam
Picture Clipping

Art history

Art History resources on the web
Asiatic Ceramics Site in Dutch
Antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain collectors page
Ceramics online - PotWeb Online catalogue of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, which has one of the finest collections of ceramics in the world.
Dutch Delftware Site of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (Municipal Museum The Hague) on Dutch Delftware (site in Dutch)
Dutch Tiles Collection of the Dutch Tile Museum / Nederlands Tegelmuseum (site in Dutch)
Tile Web An Archive of Paving tiles in the Parker - Hore Collection, Worcester,
and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Maritiem digitaal- Collection search system Maritime Museums in the Netherlands
Digital library for Decorative Arts and Material Culture University of Winsconsin US
Medieval illuminated manuscripts
Greek jewellery Five thousand years of tradition.
Symmetry & Pattern. The Art of Oriental Carpets
Magna Graecia Coins A list of published Greek coin types of Italy and Sicily till 212 BC.
Russian Folk Art
Russian Painting
Dutch East India Company (site in Dutch)- Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC)
Wallpaper and wall decorations in the Netherlands (site in Dutch) 

Books, Libraries 
De Gouden Bocht van Amsterdam Standaardwerk over het deel van de Herengracht tussen de Leidsestraat en de Vijzelstraat (site in Dutch)
Interbook International  Art Reference Books. Art books on Fine & Decorative Arts - Catalogues Raisonne
National Library in the Netherlands - Koninklijke Bibliotheek
J.R. Ritman Library The Library of Hermetic Philosophy in Amsterdam
Scriptum Art Books
Waanders Publishers, Printers and Booksellers Art books
International Directory of Art Libraries Access to nearly 3,000 libraries and library departments with specialized holdings in art, architecture, and archaeology throughout the world
Library Ets Haim - Livraria Montezinos The oldest still functioning Jewish library in the world

Cultural Institutions & Organisations 

Inspectorate of Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands (site in Dutch)
Netherlands Institute for Culture Heritage (ICN). The national information institute for the conservation and management of cultural heritage
The Ottema Kingma Stichting (OKS) is committed to the promotion of art and cultural history in Friesland (site in Dutch)
Netherlands Department for Conservation (Rijksdienst Monumentenzorg)

The Netherlands Museums Association (NMV)

Rembrandt Society, The Rembrandt Society is an independent private association which is committed to helping Dutch museums acquire quality works of art
Religious heritage in the Netherlands (site in Dutch)

Fairs & Exhibitions 

The Artfair  's -Hertogenbosch (AFSH) 

PAN Amsterdam The leading national art and antiques fair of the Low Countries
TEFAF Maastricht  Visitors to TEFAF Maastricht can buy with confidence in the knowledge that every object for sale has been examined for quality, authenticity and condition by a team of over 120 international specialists
Historical Interiors/Buildings

Amsterdam Heritage Site on the Historic Inner City of Amsterdam

Dutch castles foundation  (site in Dutch)
Concerts at castles (site in Dutch)
Museum Geelvinck Hinloopen Huis Amsterdam canal mansion dating from 1687 with period rooms and a formal garden
Amsterdam canal houses with a history
The Historical Interior Pictures of the 100 best preserved interiors of private houses in the Netherlands (site in Dutch)

Dutch interior- Stichting het Nederlandse Interieur SHNI (site in Dutch)
Churches in the Netherlands (site in Dutch)
Old Frisian Churches (site in Dutch)
Museum van Loon Amsterdam
European Royal Residences
Royal Palaces in the Netherlands

Iconographic themes  (site in Dutch)
Cesare Ripa's Iconologia of Uytbeeldinghen des Verstants, vertaald door Dirck Pietersz. Pers, Amsterdam 1644, 17th Century Dutch translation of Cesare Ripa's Iconologia
Cesare Ripa's Iconologia or Morall Emblems English version of Cesare Ripa's Iconologia
Emblem project Utrecht Aim of this project is the digitisation of Dutch love emblems.
Dutch emblems (site in Dutch)
Greek mythology

Magazines & Newsletters 

Antiques Trade Gazette Antiques Trade Gazette
Apollo Art Magazine The first art newspaper on the net
Art Deco magazine

The Art Newspaper
The Burlington Magazine 
Kunst & Antiekjournaal - Art and Antiques Newspaper (site in Dutch)
Kunstschrift Art Magazine (site in Dutch)
Tribal Arts The magazine of Tribal Art
Vormen uit Vuur Ceramics magazine (site in Dutch)
Weltkunst (site in German)

Marks on Chinese porcelain
Marks on Japanese porcelain
German porcelain marks 
Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Maker's Marks
Horological trademarks
Museums - Information on museums, galleries and artists in the Netherlands
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam  The collection of Museum Boijmans covers a wide range of art objects from the Middle Ages to the present day
CODART  The Codart list: Museums with Dutch and Flemish Art
Damquarter Discover the heart of Amsterdam
Museum Geelvinck Hinloopen Huis Amsterdam canal mansion dating from 1687 with period rooms and a formal garden
Grachtenmusea- Amsterdam canal houses with a history

Het geheugen van Nederland (Images of objects in Dutch cultural institutions)

The Getty Institute The J. Paul Getty trust is an international cultural philantropic institution devoted to the visual art and the humanities

Glasmuseum Leerdam

Van Gogh Museum The largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Municipal museum The Hague

Hermitage Amsterdam Small temporary exhibitions drawn from the rich collection of The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg

Museum Het Mauritshuis The Hague Since 1822, the intimate 'Mauritshuis' has housed the Royal Cabinet of Paintings

Museum Server Overview of the Dutch museums and their exhibitions

De Nieuwe Kerk The Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam is famous for its much talked-about exhibitions. With close to 500,000 visitors in 1998, the church is one of the most attended exhibition locations in the Netherlands

Princessehof Leeuwarden Ceramics Museum (site in Dutch)

Museum het Rembrandthuis The Rembrandt House Museum

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam The treasure-house of the Netherlands

Victoria & Albert Museum The V&A is the greatest museum of art and design, a world treasure house with collections of fabulous scope and diversity

References, dictionaries, indexes etc.

Art dictionary Definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing visual culture


Art encyclopedia Guide to museum-quality fine art on the Internet

Catholic Encyclopedia

Karel van Mander The famous "Schilder-boeck" by Karel van Mander, 1604. (site in Dutch)

The Bridge Man Art Library  The world's leading source of art images
Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie The Netherlands Institute for Art History (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie) collects visual and written documentary material about Western - and particularly Dutch - fine and applied art

Kunstpedia Knowledgebase on fine- and decorative arts, popularly stated arts and antiques, with the exception of contemporary art

Restoration & Conservation

Netherlands Department for Conservation The central point for advice, research and know-how in the field of monuments

Dyes in History and Archaeology

Gehring en Heijdenrijk Lijsten Handmade picture frames

Pigments through the Ages Pigments in paintings

Choosing and applying a traditional shellac finish Article by Jeff Hewitt

Ink corrosion Information on iron gall ink; its importance in (art)history; and its slow, self-destructing properties known as iron gall ink corrosion

ICAT Textielrestauratie BV

Stolen, Lost or Endangered objects 

The Art Loss Register The largest private database of stolen and missing works of art, antiques and valuables

Art and the Second World War Site of the Provenance Tracing agency (Projectbureau Herkomst Gezocht) whose aim is to trace the rightful owners of works of art taken to Germany during the Second World War and still held in trust by the Dutch State

Interpol Recently stolen works of art

Lost treasures from Iraq Site of the Oriental Institute Chicago containing a database of stolen objects from the Iraq Museum

Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945 The Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945

Red List of cultural objects at risk The International Council of Museums has compiled this list to prevent cultural objects being sold illegaly on the Art Market. Including 'The African Red List'; 'Emergency Red List of Iraqi Antiques at Risk'; 'The Latin-America Red List'

Stolen religious art from churches and cloisters in the Netherlands
(site in Dutch)

Styles & periods
Guide to French furniture styles

Timeline of Art History  A timeline of art history by the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

Review of stylistic periods Styles and periods


BBC Antique Roadshow Site of the BBC Antiques Roadshow

BBC Bargain Hunt Site of the BBC Bargain Hunt show

CINOA Confédération Internationale des Négociants en OEuvres d'Art. International association of fine art dealers

The Horological Foundation Site of the Horological Foundation. A meeting and trading plaza for all devoted to fine antique clocks, watches, barometers and instruments

Dutch version of the Antiques Roadshow - Tussen Kunst en Kitsch  (site in Dutch)

The Spiegelkwartier in Amsterdam has been the heart of the national art and antiques trade for the past eighty years

Transport, Insurance
Neumann & Vettin B.V. International removers; Fine Art and Antiques packers; Customsbrokers; Containerised storage facilities

Global Art Insurance


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