Behind the Scenes

AHE Collaborates with Kunstpedia

kunstpediaThe Ancient History Encyclopedia is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with the Kunstpedia Foundation to bring increased public attention to the fine and applied arts.

Kunstpedia is a Dutch non-profit organization established by enthusiasts of art history and the visual arts in 2008. Today, it is recognized by the Dutch Tax Office as an Institution for General Benefit (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling or “ANBI”). From its inception, Kunstpedia has offered a broad exposure to the fine and decorative arts prior to c. 1960. The foundation manages a homepage, which provides rich and accessible content in the form of articles, e-books, and blogs, supplied by a variety of contributors including art historians, collectors, dealers, gallery owners, and museum professionals. Among its varied activities, Kunstpedia publishes news reports, reviews of exhibitions, an e-newsletter, and sources with link directories.

Kunstpedia facilitates the creation of a community of enthusiasts who hope to increase awareness, knowledge, and passion for a pillar of civilization and human history: the fine and applied arts. AHE and Kunstpedia share a similar, fundamental aim: to stimulate interest in the past through increased electronic exchanges between the scholarly and general public.

As part of AHE’s strategic exchange agreement with Kunstpedia, select articles and reviews will be generously republished between our two organizations, reaching and enriching a larger audience.

[AHE Press Release: 21/04/2013. London, UK Headquarters]

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James Blake Wiener is the Communications Director at Ancient History Encyclopedia. Trained as a historian and researcher, and previously a professor, James is chiefly interested in cross-cultural exchange, world history, and international relations. Aside from his work at AHE, James is an avid Arabist, devotee of romance languages (French, Portuguese, and Spanish), reggaetoñero, and fan of ice hockey.