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Welcome to the Saskia Archive

Since 1966, Saskia has assembled one of the largest and most important image archives for teaching art history and humanities: some 34,000 digital images encompass Western—and Eastern—civilization. Our core art history images include works from over one hundred museums, including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Uffizi, the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the National Museums in Athens, Rome and Stockholm, museums in Berlin, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and museums in Cleveland and San Francisco.

Saskia Digital Images are offered exclusively through Scholars Resource at Digital Images are licensed to universities and museums only; a signed Site License Agreement is a pre-requisite to licensing digital images. Please check for licensing fees at .

The Saskia archive was photographed by Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft (Ph.D. Columbia University). His areas of specialization included Italian Baroque, Northern Flemish Baroque, Modern Architecture and Urban Design. His interests and insights enabled Ron to capture records of paintings, sculpture and architecture uniquely suited to teaching art history.

Subscribe to the Saskia Library

In addition to being available in perpetuity through Scholars Resource, access to the entire Saskia archive is also available by subscription through vrcHost on an MDID 3 platform. Now you can have instant access to 34,000 images and extensive metadata of primary art history subject matter from SASKIA, Ltd. The platform allows for immediate viewing, searching and sorting and, in addition, offers hosting of your own content. Subscriptions are available to institutions only. Image files are 1,500 pixels on the long side. For rates, please write to