Art & Auction Databases
Arttrak auction database
The only searchable tribal art database
The Art Trak Auction Database is the only Tribal art resource that is searchable for objects sold at auction between 1980 and the present. Our data entry efforts are continuous as we enter current catalogs and auction catalogs from the 1970's and earlier. As a subscriber to the database, you can search for your object on tribe, category, auction house, sale, origin, date, sold amount, collection history, and research data. Because of copyright issues photographs are not attached to the database at this time; however, the search will indicate whether photos are available in the catalogs. Searches can be downloaded and printed on your printer.
Historic Pueblo Pottery project
The Historic Pueblo Pottery Project is a database that contains 1,830 ceramics dating from the 18th century to the mid-20th century from 7 major museum collections in the United States. These objects will be accessible online without charge. The museum collections are The Arizona State Museum, Tucson Arizona; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; Taylor Museum of Art, Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Museum of the Red River, Idabel; Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee; Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit. There is no doubt that without the assistance and support of the curators at these various institutions as well as the expertise and patience of Bill Mercer this project could never have succeeded. This, however, is just the beginning; for as we work out all the bugs, we shall be encouraging your participation in adding additional historic pottery that is comparable in age and quality with good documented collection history. Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions..We want this free database to continue and grow as an important research resource for scholars, curators, dealers, collectors, and students. John Buxton