Resources for Art History




Art History (General)

Intute Visual Arts

Art, Design, Architecture and Media information gateway

Intute Communications, Media and Culture

Gateway which includes details of museum and gallery-related resources

Art history resources on the web


A gathering point for networked resources on Art and Architecture. The content is diverse and includes pointers to resources around the net as well as original materials submitted by librarians, artists, and art historians.

AXIS : The Online Resource for Contemporary Art

Visual arts service that provides information about artists and craftspeople living/working in Britain

British Academy Portal : History of Art and Music

Alphabetical list of links to and descriptions of quality online resources (see “art exhibitions”, “art links”, etc.).

The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Research Archive

The Rossetti Archive is a hypermedia environment for studying the works of the Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter D. G. Rossetti (1828-1882). The archive is a structured database holding digitized images of Rossetti's works in their original documentary forms. Rossetti's poetical manuscripts, early printed texts - including proofs and first editions - as well as his drawings and paintings are stored in the archive, in full colour as needed. The materials are marked up for electronic search and analysis, and they are supplied with full scholarly annotations and notes.


Provides links to online resources on the Futurist movement

History of Art Virtual Library

Provides links to many different online resources for Art History, including image collections and e-mail discussion lists

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)

Voice of the Shuttle : Modern and Contemporary Art

The William Blake Archive


A database of serials on fine and applied arts, film and television held by academic, public, national and special libraries throughout the UK and Ireland.

Artists' Papers Register

Register of papers and primary sources relating to artists, designers and craftspeople in the UK

Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)

From the Getty Institute

Galleries and Museums

Virtual Library museums pages

A comprehensive, international directory of online museums, art galleries and related resources

Hayward Gallery - On the South Bank

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

National Gallery London

National Gallery of Art Washington

National Portrait Gallery London

The Royal Holloway Collection

Tate Gallery

WebMuseum (formerly the WebLouvre)

OTHER Organisations

AHRB Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies

Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA)


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