Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)

AD, Selbstbildnis von 1498, Detail
Self portrait from 1498, Museo del Prado


The life, work and influence of Albrecht Dürer are still among the most popular subjects of research in art history. In addition, his personality as well as his works of art have always stimulated artistic and scholarly reception. A compilation of current events, new publications and short articles can be found here.


Various tools are available for your research. Find literature in the "Bibliography Albrecht Dürer", the "Heidelberg digitized Dürer literature" as well as the Library of the Albrecht Dürer House Foundation e.V. or unique material from various institutions in the directory of available Dürer sources online. - Virtual Research Network Albrecht Dürer

In the coming years,, a virtual research network on Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) funded by the DFG, will be created here. The Scientific Communication Infrastructure (WissKI) is used. In the future, a sustainable research environment with a complete catalog raisonné of the artist's prints, paintings and drawings as well as his afterlife will be developed. Initially, the focus is on the recording of works that are explicitly mentioned in the artist's written estate. The holdings of the art collections of the City of Nuremberg, the Albrecht Dürer House Foundation and cooperating institutions (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg and Albertina, Vienna) serve as the basis for cataloguing. These works are catalogued according to art historical guidelines, semantically cross-linked with each other and linked to external resources. In addition, the artist's written estate, which serves as a data basis, will be edited - in parts synoptically. In addition to a digital facsimile of the respective manuscript, the edition contains the text transcribed in XML format according to the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), which identifies the artworks, persons and places mentioned, and makes them accessible via full text search and an index.

In order to combine technical tools and extensive holdings, Heidelberg University Library, the Nuremberg Municipal Museums, and the Albrecht Dürer Haus Foundation e.V. are working closely together. Their expertise and holdings are enriched by numerous cooperation partners.

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