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The AMICO Library™ Content Profile

The 2002 edition of The AMICO Library documents over 100,000 works of art.

The AMICO Library™ is a growing online collection of high-quality, digital documentation of works of art from around the world. Images, text and multimedia represent a broad range of works of art in AMICO Member collections, highlighting the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. C
ultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works.

Types of Works

over 13,000 paintings
over 5,900 sculptures
over 13,700 drawings and watercolors
over 23,800 prints
over 29,000 photographs
over 1,800 textiles
over 1,600 costumes and jewelry
over 9,800 works of decorative art
over 1,200 books and manuscripts

Time Periods

over 2,500 works dated BC
over 6,000 works dated between 0 and 1500 AD
over 3,300 works dated between 1501 and 1600 AD
over 5,000 works dated between 1601 and 1700 AD
over 6,300 works dated between 1701 and 1800 AD
over 20,000 works dated between 1801 and 1900 AD
over 53,000 works dated between 1901 and the present

over 32% from Europe, including ancient Greece and Rome
over 55% from the Americas including Pre-Columbian (Meso-American)
over 7% from Asia including ancient Asia Minor
over 5% works from Africa including ancient Egypt

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Search the Thumbnail Catalog of The AMICO Library to identify specific works and artists represented.

Review Sample Records from The AMICO Library to see the full range of documentation in the licensed version. Each work in the subscriber version of The AMICO Library has a catalog record and at least one still image (of at least 1024x768 pixels). Higher resolution image files are available (though not all distributors have them online). Many works include multiple views, enhanced textual documentation and/or further multimedia. These might be: sound files; curatorial commentaries; video clips; conservation history; provenance details; or exhibition and publication history. The AMICO Data Specification defines the full range of information in The AMICO Library.

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In June of 2005, the members of the Art Museum Image Consortium voted to dissolve their collaboration. This site remains online for archival reasons.