Art: Other Suggested Resources

January 20, 2016

Getty Publications Virtual Library

Full-text books on art history and conservation published by the J. Paul Getty Museum.

April 9, 2015

Index of Christian Art

Database of medieval art relating to Christianity with full-text records for nearly 80,000 works of art dating from early apostolic times (ca. A.D. 33) to A.D. 1550. Includes nearly 100,000 images. Disclaimer: approximately 25% of images in the database are currently restricted and cannot be accessed. All other "public images" are available to view.

December 11, 2014


The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) provides access to over 190,000 bibliographic citations for conservation literature. It includes citations from the Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (prior to 1998), technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, books and audiovisual and unpublished materials. The database also includes previously unavailable material from private sources, as well as new information gathered by a worldwide network of contributors.

November 24, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Includes over 400,000 high-resolution images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. Users can download these images for non-commercial use.

October 22, 2014

Mapping Gothic France

Detailed, high quality photographs, maps, floorplans, and descriptions of French and English cathedrals that began construction in the 12th-13th centuries.

March 31, 2014


Artsy provides one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online. Search over 125,000 contemporary works by over 25,000 artists from leading art fairs, galleries, museums, and art institutions.

December 3, 2012

NGA Images

Digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. You can search, browse, share, and download images of works in the public domain. More than 20,000 downloadable open access digital images are available free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial uses.

June 4, 2012

VADS: The Online Resource for Visual Arts

Over 120,000 images freely available for educational use. Features digital collections from numerous UK educational and cultural institutions with examples of fine art, textile design, industrial design, graphic design, and architecture.

June 4, 2012

Google Art Project

Google and a growing group of museums and collections around the world provide high resolution images (up to a gigapixel). Users may tour museums' collections virtually using the Museum View tool to show how and where works are exhibited. Users can also create their own galleries and slideshows.

June 4, 2012


Includes over 50,000 images depicting world architecture and related arts, Archivision is a growing licensed collection accessible through ARTstor.


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