Vincent van Gogh, Olijfgaard, juni 1889, olieverf op doek, Kröller-Müller MuseumVan Gogh Worldwide has now launched: a project that works towards developing a digital platform for all scientifically validated knowledge and information on the work of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). The aim is to present this art-historical and technical information in an accessible way, via a user-friendly website that will provide a high-quality platform for specific scholarly target groups. 

Joint initiative

Van Gogh Worldwide is a joint initiative of 3 founding partners: the RKD - Netherlands Institute for Art History, the Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum, and will be implemented with a large number of partners, including the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, museums, research institutions and individuals. Together, the three founding partners combine thorough art-historical and technical knowledge of the artist’s work with specialist experience in making information available digitally.

Vincent van Gogh, Zelfportret met grijze vilthoed, winter 1887-1888, olieverf op doek Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 2017-2020

The first stage of the project (November 2017–November 2020) will focus on all works by Vincent van Gogh in the Netherlands: over 300 paintings and around 900 works on paper. Works located elsewhere in the world will then be added to the platform: Van Gogh produced a total of approximately 2,000 artworks. 

Van Gogh Worldwide has been made possible by the Mondriaan Fund and the Vincent van Gogh Foundation.
Mondriaan Fund Van Gogh Stichting

Images: Vincent van Gogh, Olive grove, June 1889, Kröller-Müller Museum / Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, winter 1887-1888, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)