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Illustration auf der eine Person Bilder aus einem Tablet zieht

image+ platform for
open art education


Image - Visual database

Independent infrastructure of research & teaching

Image – My pictures

Image is the new image database of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. It was developed to support visual presentations and is available to all students and employees. Artworks can be organized into folders and directly exported as already labelled Powerpoint presentations. This significantly simplifies the preparation of image-based teaching, presentations or lectures...

Image researches

Whether you are researching your own artistic practice or prepare a course: Filtered by artist, keyword, location or dates, you can approach a topic from different perspectives.

Image presents

Pictures can be collected, organized and compared within folders. These can be exported as (.ppt- or .pdf) image presentations for teaching, presentations or lectures. The slideshows are automatically labelled with the names of the artists and the titles.

Image grows

More than 16,000 data sets incorporated by the Department of Art History are continually being expanded and supple- mented, according to current teaching and research. All users may contribute to the database: simply submit the image templates (such as an illustration in a book) to the Department of Art History or, in the case of sufficient image quality and a reliable online source, send a link to the image template to

Image speaks many languages

Portfolio’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) is available in both English and German. In addition, Portfolio uses international thesauri (including Getty AAT, GND), which allow an international and system- independent exchange of metadata.

Technical specifications

  • base Angewandte application (single Sign-on)
  • Development on Open Source basis (Django, PostgreSQL)
  • Import/export (v. 2.0): Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, GND/VIAF
  • Für system administrators: Installatin is easy with Docker