The Treasury of Lives


Standards & Guidelines

Style guidelines for biographical essays, transliteration schema, and submission forms are available here


The Treasury of Lives annotates portraits of historical people. We currently feature only paintings in the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art. The interactive images allow users to identify figures and click through to their biographies. These are all available to copy and embed in external websites, preserving the links to the biographies on the Treasury.

Embeddable Map

Use this resource to add The Treasury of Lives' interactive Map to your website. The location and zoom of this map are completely customizable.