Documentation Center for Israeli Art
The Documentation Center for Israeli Art aims to centralize information resources documenting artistic activity in Israel. This information is an essential complementary to the information published in books and periodicals, for the use of the community of researchers, students, curators, art collectors and journalists.
The Documentation Center has about 7,000 artists' portfolios containing newspaper clippings, exhibition invitations, press releases, artists' resumes and curatorial texts. In addition, the Center catalogs materials by subject, e.g. the Holocaust in art, art biennials, artist groups, collectors and activity in Israel's major art museums.
The Center's comprehensive approach seeks to represent all the "players" on the field and to reflect fully the Israeli art world and the discourse of Israeli art, including creative and intellectual expressions on websites.
To remain relevant in the digital age the Documentation Center operates – in addition to the physical collection – within three electronic platforms:
As of November 2010, all articles previously saved in artist portfolios are available digitally. They are accessible through the Library Catalog ; after using the search box, the results can be reduced to the Digital Archive for Israeli Art at the menu on the left.
Directory for Israeli Art Online
The website allows a comprehensive search in various website about Israeli art, including blogs, portals and galleries' websites.
Talks with Artists about Art
Since 2013, gallery talks with Israeli artists exhibiting at the Museum are documented on film. These films are available in full through the library catalog and a selection can also be watched via the video-sharing website Vimeo.