It was initiated by a co-operation between 'basis wien – Kunst, Information und Archiv' in Vienna and the art magazine Kunst-Bulletin in Zurich within the project 'vektor - European Contemporary Art archives' (website: Vektor) that is carried out between 2000 and 2003 with the support of the European commission in the framework of the project 'Culture 2000'.
European-art.net connects different archives and their digital databases that contain material of contemporary art through one search engine. It is not a simple link-list, though, but a technically advanced search engine that features the results of European art databases, also of databases that have no Internet-Interface by themselves. The network of partners will be growing over the next year.
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