Iconclass (proper spelling also: ICONCLASS) is a classification skonzept to capture and content indexing of image content and was for scientific work in the fields of art history and iconography developed. The concept was developed under the direction of Henri van de Waal and the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (RKD) in The Hague . Today it is mainly used by the RKD, the MNEMOSYNE project in Amsterdam , the Photo Marburg image archive , the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel and smaller projects. Iconclass is also used in the museum documentation. Eight different collections can be searched for Iconclass notations via the official website of the Iconclass project.
- http://www.mnemosyne.org/ .
- Iconclass image browser in the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel
- Karin Ludewig: Norm data in the museum documentation ( German , PDF; 78 kB) In: 5th BSZ colloquium on November 25, 2003 in Mannheim . BSZ. P. 80. November 19, 2008. Accessed on January 22, 2010: “Iconclass is an international classification system for the iconographic description of images and is therefore of interest for art and cultural history museums and research. [...] The state of Baden-Württemberg has acquired such licenses for the use of Iconclass in the art museums of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Iconclass is already being used at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe [...] “ ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.