Since January 2012, two previously independent resources called "ViFaArt – Virtual Library for Contemporary Art" and "arthistoricum.net – Virtual Library for Art History" have been joint together, forming a new service called arthistoricum.net. This unique union makes it now possible to research the whole subject spectrum belonging to Art History. The special interest collection of Art History focuses on Medieval and Early European Art History, including art influenced by Europe in the USA, Canada and Australia, continuing chronologically from the Early Christian era until 1945. The special interest collection of Contemporary Art continues the art historical subject spectrum to include European and North American Art History from 1945.
arthistoricum.net contains text and image resources as well as comprehensive, academically relevant information dealing with all media from the Middle Ages up to the present. arthistoricum.net pools the resources and know-how of the responsible partner institutions, thus making this portal an essential forum for research and teaching.