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Art Guide (for England and Ireland)

Artists' papers register


An inter– university, public, non– profit institution for publications and discussions concerning art history and the use of information technology in that field. ArtHist.net will also publish original reviews, announcements, queries, and other communications relevant to the field of art history.

British Museum Prints & Drawings database

CAA Reviews
CAA.Reviews, published by College Art Association, is an online publication devoted to the peer review of new books relevant to the fields of art and art history.

Centre André Chastel

Hellbrunn Timeline of Art History

The mission of the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, a public corporation set up in 2001, is to carry out scientific activity and to contribute to international scientific cooperation in the history of art, archaeology and cultural heritage. It conducts research, provides training, and spreads knowledge.

The Mother of All Art History Pages
Extensive sections of links

AAH Oral histories
What exactly prompted the formation of the Association of Art Historians? Why was such an Association needed? How did it take shape? And what of its impact on the discipline, nationally and internationally, both then and now? AAH Oral Histories explores these questions through a series of audio interviews conducted with art historians involved with AAH during its founding era.

French art historical online journal, includes articles, news, reviews, links. Now with English version: http://www.thearttribune.com/

Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art



Libraries World Wide

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum

Arlis database of periodicals on art, architecture and design

Art Historical Libraries in London

IRIS (Florence)

Common catalogue of six Florentine art historical Libraries. Iris includes the libraries of the Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut, the Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte "R. Longhi," the Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici e Storici per le Province di Firenze e Pistoia (Uffizi), the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, the Opificio delle Pietre Dure and the Villa I Tatti (Biblioteca Berenson).

The Integrated Research Information System, is the online catalogue of the Getty Research Library. The IRIS database contains over 500,000 bibliographic records for the 800,000 volumes of books, serials, and auction catalogs in the general and special collections, as well as descriptive records of approximately 3,000 archival and photograph collections.

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max–Planck–Institut), Rom
Online access to the catalogues of these three important German art historical research libraries.

Bibliotheca Hertziana


AKG Images- Archiv für Kunst und Geschichte

Artcyclopedia - The Guide to Art on the Internet

Art and Architecture
Image collection from the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Art Images for College Teaching


Bibliotheca Hertziana Fotothek

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur

Bridgeman Art Library

British Museum Department of Prints & Drawings

Chris Witcombe Guide to Art history Resources on the Web

Département des Arts Graphiques du Musée du Louvre
c 140 000 records and digital images of the Louvre collections

Fondazione Federico Zeri
Includes online version of Zeri's fototeca (c. 290 000 images)

Dutch University Institute for Art History
This online research tool includes more than 50,000 descriptions of (photographs of) works of art. It contains both descriptive records and digital images.

Vads- online resource for visual arts

The Web Gallery of Art
Virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism periods (1000-1850), currently containing over 24.000 reproductions.

The Webmuseum, Paris

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