GoArt Database

SND-ID: EXT 0036

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Johan Norrback - University of Gothenburg, Göteborg Organ Art Center

University of Gothenburg, Göteborg Organ Art Center


GOArt (Göteborg Organ Art Center) is a research center that specializes in integrated studies of instruments and performance. The pipe organ and its related keyboard instruments - the clavichord, harpsichord, harmonium, and fortepiano - form the research field. The organ database system was developed 1995 - 2000. The main goal was to create a database structure in which it is possible to store both technical and historical information on organs. In addition to storing information on organs, it was important to be able to store information on archive documents and persons related to the instruments. The database thus consists of four main parts, divided into: technical information about the organs, historical information, other archival data, and information about persons linked to the organs. This structure makes it possible to select a certain point of time in history and to trace the historical process, in the database stored as a network between organs, documents, and persons. The user can navigate backwards or forwards in time and will always be informed about connections between organs, d

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

Göteborg Organ Art Center


  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
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Topic and keywords

Research area

History, Musicology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


culture, church


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Published: 2012-01-01
Last updated: 2017-10-09