TUiN database improved

Published on
May 22, 2012

Databank TUiN (GARDEN databank) offers more than 30 oeuvres from the most important Dutch garden and landscape architects (1570 to the 20th century) in the collection TUiN (GARDEN). Recently, the database’s search functionality and structure have been drastically improved. Now, all words in all fields of the database can be searched simultaneously. Furthermore, the search results can be refined by selecting filtering aspects in the left-hand menu.

The databank has a hierarchical structure and offers two kinds of information:

  • Information about a certain object: all kinds of 'green' objects from city parks, country estates, cemeteries, to villa and farm gardens
  • Documentation about garden and landscape architects and offices.Several projects can be linked with a garden object or a landscape architect, such as construction, expansion, reorganisation etc. Several documents can be linked to a project.

The further development of the TUiN databank is in full swing. The following information has already been processed: the oeuvre of Leonard Springer, Mien Ruys, John Bergmans, Hein Otto, K.C. van Nes, Catharina Polak-Daniels, J.H.R. van Koolwijk, TLU landscape architects: Jan Kalff and Hans Warnau, the villa gardens of Renske Boon, the Photo-exhibition of the Bond der Nederlandse Tuinarchitecten (Confederation of Dutch Garden Architects) and the landscape plans for Land Consolidation of the Staatsbosbeheer (Dutch forestry commission).

Comments are welcome!

For more information, please contact Special Collections/ Liesbeth Missel tel.0317-482701 / 0317-484546

(newsletter 3-2012)