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Getty Open Content Program

Currently, there are over 100,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute available through the Open Content Program, including more than 72,000 from the Research Institute's Foto Arte Minore archive, which features photographs of the art and architecture of Italy over 30 years by German photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1913–1988). Other images include paintings, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, antiquities, sculpture, decorative arts, artists' sketchbooks, watercolors, rare prints from the 16th through the 18th century, and 19th-century architectural drawings of cultural landmarks.

All of the images can be found on Getty Search Gateway, and the J. Paul Getty Museum images can also be accessed on the Museum's Collection webpages.

Getty Publications Virtual Library

There are over 250 titles to read for FREE online. Works published by Getty Publication complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. The library’s resources cover architecture, but also art, photography, archaeology, conservation, and the humanities in general. 


Archnet focuses on the built environment and iconic buildings of the Islamic World, and provides a wide range of documentation: images, drawings, publications, seminar proceedings, articles, monographs and architect’s archives. This research tool is a must-see for people interested in Islamic Art and Architecture.


RIBApix features over 85,000 digital images issued from the British Architectural Library. The collection is frequently updated with recently built projects, and covers interior design, landscape, topography, planning, construction and the decorative arts. All images can be downloaded in low resolution for free, as well as can be purchased in high resolution to illustrate a publication.

Architectural Histories is an international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN). The journal is open to historical, historiographic, theoretical, and critical contributions that engage with architecture and the built environment from a historical perspective. The journal is indexed in CrossRefJISC KB+SHERPA RoMEODirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOHostGoogle Scholar, the Emerging Sources Citation Index, the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the European Reference Index for Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)Cengage Learning and SCOPUSIn addition, Architectural Histories is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

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