The Rembrandt Database is a research resource for information and documentation on paintings by Rembrandt or attributed to him, either now or in the past. The database is an international collaboration between museums, research institutions and scholars, coordinated by the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague and generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York. The development of The Rembrandt Database has been a joint initiative of the RKD and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague.
The Rembrandt Database makes available art-historical information and the body of visual and textual material that has emerged from the technical analysis and treatment of the paintings. The resource virtually gathers widely-dispersed documentation in the form of high quality digital files with extensive associated metadata. The database also publishes the latest art-historical insights and overviews of the paintings’ conservation and research histories. The Rembrandt Database is not striving to be the first to publish new findings; rather, it seeks to safeguard documentation on a long-term basis.