Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.
The Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc. is non-profit, private foundation dedicated to the compilation of digital catalogue raisonnés and archives that support research in the field of art history. The WPI’s online catalogue raisonnés are designed to link to digitized archival resources from our own holdings and from those of other institutions that make their data available on the Semantic Web.
The WPI was co-founded in the United States in 2016 by Guy Wildenstein, president of Wildenstein & Company, and the Hasso Plattner Foundation, the eponymous German non-profit organization of a leading entrepreneur in digital technology. Central to their mission is the production of an online database of catalogue raisonnés, made possible in part by the gift of all of the art historical archives and scholarly documents compiled by the Wildenstein Institute, including the rights to the catalogue raisonnés and critical catalogues published under its imprint.