Last Thursday, The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) presented the Friedländer 3.0 database. developed by the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives. The presentation took place in the Rijksmuseum during the international symposium on the occasion of the 150th birthday of Max J. Friedländer.
This project is the first to offer online all fourteen volumes of Friedländer’s English edition of Early Netherlandish Painting (1967-1976), downloadable and searchable by OCR (optical character recognition). It also offers an online database in which all records of paintings in this edition are included, updated and extended with the records of the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives. With this web tool, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage makes the unique documentation of its specialized study center accessible and invites the scholarly community to contribute to keeping the information up to date.
For the Early Netherlandish Painting volumes see:
The Friedländer 3.0 database is available at: