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RIHA Journal

RIHA Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly e-journal devoted to all aspects in the history of art and visual culture, featuring research articles that offer significant contributions to current scholarship. RIHA Journal is committed to the principles of Open Access.

    Editorial Board

    RIHA Journal is jointly edited by the Directors of the member institutes of RIHA, the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art.

    RIHA Chair
    Prof. dr. Chris Stolwijk
    General Director RKD
    Professor Dutch Art History 1800-1940, Utrecht University
    RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History
    Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5 
    2595 BE  The Hague
    The Netherlands
    Tel 31 (0)70 3339711

    Managing Editor

    Dr. Andrea Lermer
    Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
    Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10
    D-80333 München
    Tel  0049 (0)89 289 27588
    Fax 0049 (0)89 289 27607

    Journal Management ZI Munich

    The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (ZI) in Munich has assumed responsibility for hosting, managing and developing RIHA Journal.
    Dr. Christian Fuhrmeister (Project Department ZI, Admin. Secretary RIHA)
    Dr. Stephan Klingen (IT Department ZI)
    Prof. Dr. Wolf Tegethoff (Director ZI)
    Dr. Andrea Lermer (Managing Editor RIHA Journal since 2016)
    Dr. Regina Wenninger (Managing Editor RIHA Journal, 2009-2015)

    Local Editors

    In maintaining RIHA Journal, the Directors of the RIHA institutes and the managing staff at the ZI in Munich are supported by a team of Local Editors who take care of the editing processes at each of the RIHA institutes.


    Programming, System Administration, Web Design

    Dr. Ruth von dem Bussche-Hünnefeld
    Fafalter GmbH
    Talstraße 116
    D–40217 Düsseldorf



    RIHA Journal is currently co-financed by the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA) and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.

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    From January 2013 to June 2016, funding for translations and technical improvements ("Expansionshilfe") has been kindly provided by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).



    In addition, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal, is generously supporting the editorial processes with a grant over the period 2014-2016. 

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    The initial funding for the establishment of RIHA Journal from December 2008 to December 2012 was provided by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, BKM).

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    On this website, RIHA Journal publishes research findings and information to the best of its knowledge and after careful control of the contents. A warranty for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information published on the website and links cannot be given for reasons of continual updating.

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    The copyright in articles published in RIHA Journal belongs to the respective authors.

    Unless otherwise indicated, articles published in RIHA Journal are provided under the terms of a Creative Commons license.

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    RIHA Journal is realized by means of Plone, an Open Source Content Management System based on the Open Source application server Zope.



    ISSN 2190-3328


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