• imagine open access to 25 million images

  • unlocking a century of research

  • Berenson Photo Archive

    rethinking old methodologies

  • transforming art historical research

  • streamlining image discovery


PHAROS is an international consortium of fourteen European and North American art historical photo archives committed to creating an open and freely accessible digital research platform allowing for comprehensive consolidated access to photo archive images and their associated scholarly documentation.  The PHAROS collections collectively contain an estimated 25 million images documenting works of art and architecture and the history of photography itself. The consortium is actively looking for funding and technology partners to advance this work.