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The World Wide Web Virtual Library: History of Art

Large Image Collections

A&A Art and Architecture provides access to 40,000 digitised images of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs of architecture and sculpture from the Courtauld Institute's collections

Mark Harden's Artchive - one of the best image collections around - an intelligent, individualistic site

ArtCyclopedia - 7,500 + artists with links to images online

Art Images for College Teaching

Artonline - large collection of historical and contemporary images

ArtServe From the Australian National University, Art & Architecture mainly from the Mediterranean Basin, Japan and now India

CGFA: Carol Gerten's Fine Art - A Virtual Museum (European Mirror); other mirror sites - a large collection of digitised artworks

Collage - an image database containing 20,000 works from the Guildhall Library and Guildhall Art Gallery London

Digital Archive of Art and Architecture (Prof. Jeffrey Howe, Boston College)

Digital Imaging Project: A wide selection of images online (Mary Ann Sullivan, Bluffton College)

Foto Marburg Archive searchable online image archive

Image collections and online art (University of Michigan's Mother of All Art History websites)

NICE Paintings - The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings contains detailed records of nearly 8,000 pre-1900 Continental European oil paintings from 200 public collections across the United Kingdom. Over 2,500 are illustrated with digital colour images, and more images are being added regularly.

OCAIW - Orazio Centaro's Art Images on the Web - in English, Italian & Portuguese

The San Francisco Fine Arts Museums Imagebase of more than 82,000 images, mostly from the Achenbach Graphic Arts Collection

The Web Gallery of Art - a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1150-1850), currently containing about 18,400 reproductions.

WorldImages provides access to over 50,000 from the California State University IMAGE Institute for Education and Research.

Last revision January 2008