Our special projects take creative approaches to increasing access to the art-historical record. Our in-house archiving program provides free cataloging, preservation and selective digitization for artists and organizations that want to make their archives accessible, but may lack resources or expertise. Our digital catalogues raisonnés make artwork research freely available to everyone.


Dieu Donné Archives

Hauser & Wirth Institute is processing the institutional archives of Brooklyn-based papermaking organization Dieu Donné.

Grantee Project

Carolee Schneemann Oral History Interviews

The Carolee Schneemann Foundation (CSF), with the generous support of the Hauser and Wirth Institute, conducted an oral history project with nine artists and friends speaking on their relationships to and collaborations with Carolee Schneemann.


The Drawing Center

The Institute is digitizing a portion of the institutional archive of The Drawing Center, and facilitating the donation of the full archive to a major research library.


Jesse Murry Papers

The Institute is processing and selectively digitizing the archive of painter, poet, and art critic Jesse Murry, and will support the Jesse Murry Foundation in finding a permanent home for donation of the collection.

Colorful abstract painting by Mary Dill Henry

Mary Dill Henry Papers

The Institute has processed and digitized the papers of American abstract painter Mary Dill Henry. This archive includes sketchbooks, photographs, letters, artist statements, press clippings, and records of Henry’s professional graphic design work.

Catalogue Raisonné
Pencil and ink drawing on paper by Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse Drawings

This project brings together Hesse’s complete body of works on paper for the first time. It comprises almost 1,100 sketches, prints, and drawings realized between 1952 and the artist’s death in 1970, including around 350 works from her teenage and student years.

Art installation with a red, white, and blue sphere, brown boxes, colorful buckets, extension cords, and neon lights

Jason Rhoades Archive

We are processing and digitizing the archive of Jason Rhoades. The archive comprises material documenting the artist's monumental, room-filling installations, along with slides, photographs, receipts, correspondence, drawings, notebooks, and audiovisual material.

Catalogue Raisonné
Black and white painting by Franz Kline

Franz Kline Paintings, 1950–1962

Produced by the Institute in cooperation with the Estate of Franz Kline, this online catalogue raisonné provides free and open access to a definitive resource on Kline’s paintings from a watershed period in his career.