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JSTOR Daily provides context for current events using scholarship found in JSTOR, a digital library of academic journals, books, and other material. They publish articles grounded in peer-reviewed research and provide free access to that research for all of their readers.
A collaborative project between Qatar Museums, Qatar Foundation and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the Mathaf Encyclopedia of Modern Art and the Arab World provides a major resource on artists from the Arab world and their histories
The Public Collections is a freely accessible library of images and other media where you can search and browse collections with tools to view, share, download, cite, and print media. [This a subset of the Artstor database that UCC Library subscribes to, and is available to anyone whether they have access to the complete, subscribed database through their Library's subscription or not].
See information on the public collections available on Artstor here.
Interactive tour of Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights”
The Beinecke's collections afford opportunities for interdisciplinary research in such fields as medieval, Renaissance, and eighteenth-century studies, art history, photography, American studies, the history of printing, and modernism in art and literature.
The British Museum's Department of Prints and Drawings contains the national collection of Western prints and drawings.. It is one of the top three collections of its kind in the world. There are approximately 50,000 drawings and over two million prints dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day.
Browse, search and find information on the works, artists and collections of the Ateneum Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum. The Finnish National Gallery has freed nearly 12 000 images licensed with the CC0 licence. Images marked CC0 can be freely used by anyone. They can be shared, modified and used in any context, including teaching, research, and commercial purposes, for example. These images are free to be used because the copyright (70 full calendar years after the death of the artist) has expired. The collections are also on Europeana
Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations.
All the surviving letters written and received by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) are contained in this edition of his correspondence. By the Van Gogh Museum and the Huygens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Art UK works with the UK’s public art collections to showcase their artworks to the world. There are already over 200,000 artworks on Art UK. The art is from museums, universities, town halls, hospitals and even a lighthouse. It is spread over 3,250 venues from the Shetland Islands to the Isles of Scilly. Much of the art isn’t usually on display in real life and a high proportion had not been photographed before we started our work in 2003.
At the moment it’s mainly oil paintings with a small and growing number of watercolours and other works on paper that partner collections have added to the site.
They will soon be adding the nation’s sculpture collection of the last thousand years. The first of some 170,000 sculptures will join the site in 2018.
Features content from over 1,000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online. Includes sections on artists, mediums and movements.
free database of references for Persian paintings, Ottoman paintings, Arab paintings and Mughal paintings. This site enables you to locate printed reproductions, commentaries and weblinks for thousands of Islamic paintings, including illuminated "carpet" pages, decorated Quran pages, and book bindings from over 230 collections all over the world.
In addition to creating art, many artists wrote diaries and letters and made sketchbooks that contain rich details about their lives and creative processes. Help transcribe documents from the Tate collection, and reveal the secret lives of artists.