Proudly I announce the installation of a database with about 3600 playing card decks ... and now with a still rough SEARCH FUNCTION.
If you search - for instance - Tarot in Russia: Fill the name field with "Tarot" and the country field with "Russia". If you search Fortune telling decks. Type Fortune in the name field. If you search a very specific topic: type the name of the topic in the name field.
This installation was only possible by the cooperation of various persons.
We need perhaps some more cooperators and volunteers in the matter, cause there are now 6 fields, but some more need to be edited. It are 3600, it are a lot, if you've to do it alone. After this process more refined researches would be possible.
Another theme now becomes merging Inana's List in the presentation, then not only the Museum of Alexander becomes part of the research processes, but also foreign links, which offer material in the web. Another process will become to research further links in the web, which "only" offer a few cards . Actually we will change the earlier rule, that only complete deck becomes part of the process.
Well, still some work and some volunteers are desired. But after this Tarot will be presented in the web better than art history ....
One should see, that such an installation raises the whole topic of "Tarot" in the public orientation. Tarot gets a serious background. That has some worth, although we also think, that one shouldn't forget the humorous aspects :-), especially not the Bavarian Animal Tarot.
Search "Bavaria" :-)