DIVIDI Foundation is a non-profit, non governmental institution with ANBI status dedicated to making technical art imaging and investigations accessible.
To do so, DIVIDI will fund internships and fellowships to publish data on its online-database.
Professional conservation work is always accompanied by extensive imaging and research of the artworks to be treated. Such documentation, although readily available to museums, galleries and collectors, is rarely shared. For comparative purposes and to correctly assess artworks and reach meaningful investigative conclusions, existing studies are required. Very often, however, art technological knowledge gained through conservation in private studios is not openly available to scholars.
DIVIDI foundation was established in 2018 to provide art professionals with open access to images and research obtained through her professional conservation work.
DIVIDI intends to collect, cross-reference, and share collective art technological data while also supporting scholarship in the technical study of paintings and polychrome artworks. To encourage a greater understanding of such images in the field of art history, the foundation will fund post-graduate fellowships and internships focused on in-depth analysis of artworks and host interdisciplinary learning opportunities through workshops, conferences and symposia.
As of December 2021, DIVIDI Foundation was given ANBI Status.
“Contemporary connoisseurship differs from other, more purely theoretical approaches in its insistence that all hypotheses must constantly be tested against the reality of the physical work of art.”Hal Opperman
DIVIDI’s mission is to generate contemporary connoisseurship by providing open access to standardised image studies and peer reviewed research on the material and techniques of artworks investigated at Studio Redivivus.
Thereby, we intend to provide conservators, art historians and other specialists with comparative, cross-referenced data from otherwise unpublished examinations of both museum and privately owned masterpieces.
The foundation also supports education in this field by hosting post-graduate fellowships and graduate internships.