This collection contains publications about Art History and Arts Policy and Management, and is available in printed and digital format. The focus lies on the Western Art History, from the Middle Ages until now.

How to search the collection?

The printed collection is arranged by subject (pdf).

Specific topics for this collection:
• art theory; methods and history of the Art History
• iconology / emblems studies
Nachleben (influence of the Antique on the later Western Art)
• patronage and collecting in the Netherlands
• reception of Dutch Art

The studies on Arts Policy and Management include all art forms. You will find relevant literature in different collections:

Besides our own collection, you can visit the specialised library of the Boekmanstichting.


Printed books: catalogue
E-books: catalogue
Check the list of new acquisitions
You may also request a purchase.


Printed journals: catalogue
E-journals: electronic journals

Search engines

The search engines include dictionaries, bibliographies, collections of e-books and primary texts. Most of the search engines are accessible with your Solis ID.
Besides the selection for Art History, other selections are of relevance too: Antiquity, Medieval Studies, Renaissance. Arts Policy and Management has an own selection.

Tips, theory and training

For tips, theory and training for searching and using scholarly information, please do check our LibGuides.

Where to find the printed materials?

The collection on open shelves is situated at the University Library City Center on the second floor of wing D. Books in large formats ('fol.' in the catalogue) are kept in the study room on the ground floor of wing D. Many more books are in the depositories and can only be requested via the catalogue.

Purchase suggestion

Please submit this form if you have any purchase suggestions.

Who is responsible for the collection?

Subject Librarian Humanities

General questions

Do you have any questions about our library services? Questions about borrowing, renewing, requesting? Any complaints or remarks?

Call us at +31-(0)30-2536115 or send an email to If you have a question about borrowing, please provide your library card number.