Art History:  Image Resources (general) and Lists of Artists

Art History Resources on the Web

Art History Resources Site Index – Comprehensive art history database organized by location and type

Art Institute of Chicago Digital Publications – Database of online publications for art in the Art Institute of Chicago permanent collections

Art Maps- The Tate Collection

Art Source


Artstor Digital Library – Image library featuring over 2 million images from 290 collections

Brown University Art and Architecture Resources page. Includes a vast amount of resources in many disciplines

The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons

Brown University LibGuides. Very in-depth guides to research in all areas of study.

David Rumsey Map Collection– Collection of high resolution Creative Commons maps.

Digital Bodleian – Rare books, manuscripts, and other treasures from the Bodleian Libraries and Oxford college libraries.

DIRT Directory – Online directory of digital resources organized by task.

Getty image catalog – Featuring images from the Getty collections as well as Open Content images.

Getty Publications Virtual Library – Database of publications organized by art history subject, over 300 publications accessible for free download

Google Arts and Culture

Harvard Research Guides. Suggest searching by subject depending on the starting point of research.

Mapping Paintings- Explore the provenance records of hundreds of paintings and visualize your own research across time and space

MetPublications – Full-text titles

Mother of All Art History Link Pages

New York Public Library Digital Collections. Containing Digitized works spanning many genres and periods

New York Public Library – Public Domain images in the NYPL database. Over 180,000 images.

PICRYL – The World’s Largest Public Domain Media Source

Project Muse- Art & Architecture Monographs

Republic of Letters

Science Photo Library – Contains Rights Managed and Royalty Free images related to the sciences from both real life photography and art works.

Shared Shelf Commons – Free, open-access library of images. From the creators of Artstor

University of Toronto Library – Art History Research Guide

World Images – California State University IMAGE project of approx. 100,000 images.

Yale University Library Research Template – Guides for starting research, finding sources, citing sources, and suggestions for related publications

Museum Collections

Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Art Institute of Chicago

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Baltimore Museum of Art

British Museum

Carol Jackson Fine Art

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cornell University Johnson Museum of Art

Denver Art Museum

Detroit Institute of Art

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco Imagebase

Frick Collection Madison, New York City

Getty Museum

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Harvard Art Museums

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

Kunsthaus Zurich

Library of Congress, National Screening Room

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Lourve, Paris

Metropolitan Museum

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Moscow Kremlin Museum

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Museo Nacional del Prado

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

Musée d’Orsay

National Gallery London

National Gallery of Art (DC) – NGA Images

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne

National Gallery Singapore

National Museum of Korea

National Museums Scotland

North Carolina Museum of Art

Norton Simon Museum

Oxford University Ashmolean Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art

PMC Photographic Archive – Paul Mellon Center – 100,000 images of British art and architecture

Princeton University Art Museum

Rhode Island School of Design Museum


Royal Academy of Arts, London

Rutgers University Zimmerli Art Museum

Shanghai Museum

Stanford University Cantor Arts Center

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

State Russian Museum

Tate Collection

Tokyo National Museum

Tretyakov State Gallery

University of California Las Angeles Hammer Museum

University of California Las Angeles Fowler Museum

University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Walters Art Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art

Yale University Art Gallery