We are delighted to announce that access to The Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University online database is free to all users as of July 1, 2023. This change has been made possible by a generous bridge grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the ongoing support of the Department of Art & Archaeology. The Index looks forward to sharing its resources with students and scholars at all levels and with public learners seeking reliable information about medieval art and culture.
“The Index was established at Princeton over 100 years ago, and at times it was as famous for its inaccessibility as for its scholarly value. Making access free to all is a major step in leveling the playing field for researchers and the public.” – Director of the Index of Medieval Art Pamela Patton
The database can be consulted at theindex.princeton.edu. To facilitate expanded use, in the coming months the Index will offer several online training sessions to introduce the database to those who may be unfamiliar with it, the schedule and signups for which will be publicized on its blog at ima.princeton.edu and through the Index social media accounts. The first session will be held on August 3, 2023 from 10 to 11am Eastern time; further information and registration can be found here. Index staff also remain available for researcher questions via the online form.