The Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc. (WPI), a privately funded, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is committed to the advancement of art historical research. Central to our mission is the production of an online database of catalogue raisonnés, made possible by the gift of all of the art historical archives and scholarly documents held by the Wildenstein Institute, including the rights to its affiliated catalogue raisonnés and critical catalogues. Thanks to the generous support of our founders Guy Wildenstein, Hasso Plattner and their families, the WPI will conduct research and provide information on works of art with the aid of these unique archival holdings.
In an effort to facilitate access to this resource, the WPI will create a comprehensive inventory of the archives, with a digital finding aid that will be available on our website. The WPI is also developing a database of digitized archival material and online catalogue raisonnés that will provide the most up-to-date information on the oeuvre of significant artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Over the coming years, the WPI will continue to add unique and important art historical material to our archive in an effort to enhance our ongoing research projects and to facilitate new initiatives.