“The Visual Archive” brings datasets to life

Numerous art and cultural institutions, as well as companies around the globe, have digitized their objects and archives in recent years. “The Visual Archive” helps to raise these often invisible treasures. It combines digital information in a meaningful way and makes knowledge accessible in an elegant design.

  • Interactive presentation of comprehensive archives, making them intuitively accessible and useful
  • Representation of relations in different contexts: time and location data (for example, of art objects, clients and institutions) are illustrated comprehensibly
  • The elegant responsive user interface enables usage on a wide range of devices from desktop computers to smartphones, tablets, and large touch screens

“Forgotten Heritage” is the recent implementation of this technology, a joint project of several art archives supported by Creative Europe. About 8,000 entries were brought together and made tangible in their context. Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of avant-garde artists from Poland, Estonia, Croatia, France, and Belgium. The sophisticated design opens up a fascinating network of works, artists, and places of action.

The software, which was originally optimized for a touchscreen table has been completely re-developed from scratch to include direct web usage on any PC or mobile device. And the range of functionality will continue to grow.