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The World Wide Web Virtual Library: History of Art

The History of Art Virtual Library is a collection of links relating to Art History and computer applications in Art History. The site is sponsored by CHArt, the Computers and History of Art Group. This site is aimed at everybody interested in art, but it has a special focus on the academic study of Art History. If you think we should add a site to our listings, or if you experience any problems with the links listed here, please follow this link to email us.

If you are looking for art galleries or museums, go to the Museums Virtual Library. For architectural history, try the Architecture Virtual Library's history section. There are also extensive resources at specialised Virtual Libraries covering e.g. Chinese and Japanese Art History and Art and Archaeology of Africa, Burmese Art, and Indian Traditional Arts. Search for 'art' at VLsearch.

Last revision January 2008

If you have a general interest in art history and would like to find images online or learn more about particular artists, the sites below will be of most use to you. (Note specialist suppliers sell books, prints and posters and the online teaching section also includes some material suitable for younger children.)

Large Image Collections A-Z Sites devoted to Artists, Schools, Periods, Themes etc.
Indexes & Large Collections of Art History Resources  

Students of art history should find the sites above useful, but in addition to these, a wide range of more specialised material is available online:

University Departments Art History Discussion Lists
Libraries Art History Organisations
Reference Sites Online Publications
Research Tools & Directories Imaging and Digitization
Online Teaching Resources Specialist Suppliers
Interdisciplinary Collections