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General Art Resources

John Ruskin. Modern Painters, vol. 1, The Valley of Chamouni. 1843.

Art & Artist Files in the Smithsonian Libraries Collection (SIRIS).

Art by Period: List of websites.

Art Detectives: Fine Art Investigations into "lost" works.

Art History Resources:  General site compiled by Dr. Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe of Bryn Mawr College.

Artcyclopedia. Gateway to art on the web.

Arthistoricum : Art historical research site from Germany, including text and images,  covering the Middle Ages to the present.


ArtTube: Videos about Art and Design.

Artwebgraphie: History of art resources on the web from the Bibliothèque Universitaire Moretus Plantin. Site in French.




Catalogues Raisonnés Database maintained by International Foundation for Art Research. Use to determine if a catalogue raisonné has been published about a specific artist.

Collectors' Corner maintained by International Foundation for Art Research. Resources for collectors.

DesignInform Research Guide No. 1: Internet Sources of Biographical Information.

Digital Public Library of America. Platform that collates images and other material from libraries, archives, and museums in the United States. Rights to image use will vary by institution. Some will be made FREELY available.

eMuseum Network. "Search over 1.5 million objects from 52 institutions."

Europeana: "Explore Europe's Cultural Collections."

Google Art Project. Worldwide art images, posted by museums from their collections.


Kress Foundation Sponsored Research: "timely studies of topical issues related to the disciplines of art history and art conservation as well as the arena of art museums."

The Prado museum in Google Earth: Look at incredibly detailed images from the Prado collections.

Provenance Guide of the International Foundation for Art Research.

Social History of Art Miscellaneous Information page. Includes guide to job searching in art history, guides to photographing art, and more. 

Web Gallery of Art. "Virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture."

WTF Art History. Fun site about some of the more unusual examples in art history, created by an art historian.


Zeroland: "The Art World at Your Fingertips: An Index of Authoritative and Scholarly Websites." New Zealand Site.


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