Romanesque Database

In 2010, the Index of Christian Art acquired a collection of nearly six thousand slides of medieval art and architecture from an anonymous Swiss donor. The collection comprises the joint work of two travelers, who first met in 1957, and lived in the German part of Switzerland to raise their family. After some time, the desire to study Romanesque art and life and improve on their photographic skills led the couple to take more trips throughout Europe. It is due to these travels during the last few decades of the twentieth century that this unique and comprehensive photographic record of European monuments was formed.


The collection covers the geographic range of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands, and the images are identified by country and site.


Copyright of the images belongs to the Index of Christian Art and use is not restricted. The images are available for personal and commercial use. Requests can be made to Fiona Barrett: to obtain free higher resolution files by citing the site location and image number found in properties.


The slides were scanned in the Index of Christian Art, edited and entered by Michael Clifford. The Index is pleased to make this resource freely available and acknowledges the help we received from Christine Ruegg and Janet Marquardt.

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