Impressions from the SIKART Lexicon and Database

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At SIK-ISEA is maintaining a multilingual online lexicon and a database devoted to art in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. As a Web-based reference work, which is updated daily, SIKART contains over 16,000 entries on historical and contemporary artists, 1,500 detailed biographical articles, 12,000 illustrations, 89,000 literature entries, 62,000 exhibition entries and 11,000 listed awards. There are many ways to combine the options for using this history resource free of charge. Since it first went online in spring 2006, has had over 750,000 visitors. SIKART is financed by the Confederation, the cantons and a number of foundations.