Andrea Cantinotti
+41 21 692 48 49

Contact us


The art history collection is aimed at UNIL requirements. A table summarises the state of the collection development.

Our primary focus is on Western art, from the Early Christian era to the present day, with a particular emphasis on exhibition catalogues.

The Riponne site houses a history of art collection aimed at the general public.

The main documents on the history of art and recent works are available in the open shelvess at the Unithèque site. They are classified according to the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC).

Older items are stored in the stacks and can be ordered from the Renouvaud catalogue.

Our databases and electronic bibliographies and encyclopaedias on the history of art are accessible from the relevant page.

All digital history of art journals can be accessed through the Renouvaud catalogue.

Members of the university community can access these resources from home by logging in to the UNIL secure network. – an international meta-catalogue that searches the catalogues of the main history of art libraries simultaneously

Kubikat– a joint catalogue of libraries in German history of art research institutes:

  • Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, Florence
  • Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich
  • Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte / German Centre for Art History, Paris
  • Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome

La Tribune de l’art – history of art news website

GSK – website of the Society for Art History in Switzerland

Histara – site for reviews of new publications in the history of art, history and archaeology.

UNIL – history of art section website