sandrart (A net-based research platform on the history of art and culture in the 17th century) was a project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. While being located at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main/Germany and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (Max-Planck-Institut)/Italy, it was carried out in cooperation with a number of other institutions.

The project’s main goal was an annotated, enriched and web-based edition of Joachim von Sandrart’s Teutscher Academie der Edlen Bau, Bild- und Mahlerey-Künste (1675–80), one of the most important source texts of the early modern period. Having lived and worked in a number of places throughout Europe, Sandrart’s biographical background makes his writings (with first-hand narrations on art, artists and art collections) a work of European dimension.



Kunstgeschichtliches Institut of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Historisches Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Herzog August Bibliothek
Université de Montpellier
Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington D.C.
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Delft University of Technology

Project Team

Anna Schreurs: Project Lead
Carsten Blüm: Project Lead IT
Thorsten Wübbena: Project Lead
Julia Kleinbeck: Research associate (2008–2012)
Carolin Ott: Research associate (2008–2012)
Christina Posselt: Research associate (2007–2012)
Saskia Schäfer-Arnold: Research associate (2007–2012)
Lydia M. Koglin: Research assistant (2008)
Jürgen Petereit: Research assistant (2010)
Annina Schubert: Research assistant (2010–2011)
Gerrit Stevens: Research assistant (2009–2011)
Lars Zieke: Research assistant (2008 and 2010–2011)
Ines Gerber: Student research assistant (2010–2011)
Elena Strempek: Student research assistant (2012)
Werner Schaaf: Volunteer (2007–2012)


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)