• 21/03/2013

    Centre for the study of the domestic interior

    The Domestic Interiors Database is a major outcome from a broad-ranging analytical survey of the ways in which the interior has been represented since the Renaissance in Western Europe and North America. It was compiled by staff at the AHRC Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior between September 2001 and August 2006 and is a contribution to the AHRC’s mission to “ensure that knowledge and understanding generated by arts and humanities research is widely disseminated for the economic, social and cultural benefit of the UK and beyond.” With over 3,000 entries, the database cannot claim to provide a comprehensive or exhaustive compendium of representations of the interior across six centuries. Rather, it brings together a carefully selected group of representations that are, nonetheless, far more extensive, numerous and accessible than anything of the kind previously available.