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Humanities Image Collections Guide
Table of Contents:

American History
  • American Cultural History: 19th and 20th Centuries, Kingwood Library, Lone Star College, TX
    http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/19thcentury.html
    Prepared by the Kingwood Library of Lone Star College, this site presents a decade-by-decade exploration of American culture in the 20th century. Each decade explores art and architecture, books and literature, fads and fashion, education, historic events, technology, music, personalities, and theater and film. Includes many historical photographs.
  • AP Images
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18089
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
    http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/index.php
    This site provides a collection of images related to American slave trade and slave societies. The images were compiled from a variety of sources and are comprised primarily of visual documents dating to the period of slavery. The exhibit is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and by the Digital Media Lab at the University of Virginia.
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Image Collections
    http://dp.la/
    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Individuals can access a trove of tens of thousands of images across these institutions through DPLA's search interface (by selecting the "images" filter on results after performing a keyword search). Alternatively, consider using the OpenPics app. (http://dp.la/apps/6) to find images from the DPLA (and other repositories).
  • Jame J. Ross Archive of African Images, 1590-1920
    http://raai.library.yale.edu/site/index.php
    RAAI is a collection of rich historical data and images extensively catalogued and annotated. Its historic sources afford exceptional insight into early European and American views - literal and figurative - of Africa's art. Texts are presented here verbatim in the original - often erroneous and sometimes racist - language. Foreign texts appear in English translation followed by the original language. Many images include numerous objects. All individual objects from these "parent" images have been catalogued separately for ease of use and many such objects appear separately in "sub-images."
  • Labadie Collection
    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?page=index;c=scl;g=umscl-ic
    Photograph holdings of the Labadie Collection on social protest and radical politics, housed in the Univ. of Michigan Special Collections Library.
  • Library of Congress: American Memory Project
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
    American Memory Project from the Library of Congress is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections
  • Photographic Portraits of American Artists
    http://sirismm.si.edu/siris/julquickstart.htm
    Two collections from the Smithsonian American Art Museum comprising over 5,500 images featuring the Ashcan School Artists and American artists of the early 20th century.
  • Picturing U.S. History
    http://picturinghistory.gc.cuny.edu/
    Online Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence, maintained by the American Social History Project.
  • Presidential Libraries
    http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/
    From the National Archives, this page links to various presidential libraries as well as providing information on how they are structured and operate. "Presidential Libraries present vast archives of documents, museums full of important Presidential artifacts, interesting educational and public programs, and informative web sites."
  • Smithsonian Institution - Collection Search Center
    http://collections.si.edu/search/
    Search over 6.4 million records with 536,000 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries.
  • The Valley of the Shadow
    http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/
    Features images of maps, letters, diaries, newspapers, portraits, etc. from the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
  • World Digital Library
    http://www.wdl.org/en/
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.
Australia and Oceana History
  • National Archives of Australia
    http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/PhotoSearchSearch.asp
    Holds the archives of the Australian Government since Federation in 1901. PhotoSearch allows you to search a collection of more 220,000 digitized photographs from the NAA's collection.
  • PictureAustralia
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/picture/result?q=
    Search the image collections of more than 50 Australian libraries, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, as well as the National Library of New Zealand. PictureAustralia searches the digitised image collections of Australia's major cultural institutions (e.g. National Library of Australia, Australian War Memorial) as well as many smaller collections, so you do not need to do separate searches.
  • World Digital Library
    http://www.wdl.org/en/
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.
European History
  • ARTstor
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12387
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • British Library Online Gallery
    http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/index.html
    Online gallery of virtual books and online exhibitions with objects from the British Library Collections.
  • Europeana
    http://www.europeana.eu/portal/
    A collection of 29 million digital images of paintings, music, films and books from Europe's galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Included are images, texts, sounds and videos.
  • Gallica: Bibliothèque numerique de BnF
    http://gallica.bnf.fr/
    "mille trésors de la Bibliothèque nationale de France" The BnF's digital archive features high-resolution digital images of manuscripts, documents, books, art works and other graphics, photos of physical objects from antiquity to the early 20th century, and audio-visual files. A detailed description of Gallica's contents can be found at http://gallicadossiers.bnf.fr/Anthologie/
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/
    The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/
    Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
  • University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies (CHGS) Artistic Responses
    http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/
    The artwork on this [CHGS] website represents a variety of artistic responses to the Holocaust. There is work done as a direct response, created by the victims. Much of this art was created in the camps and ghettos, or recreated immediately after the war in displaced persons camps due to the loss of the originals.
  • World Digital Library
    http://www.wdl.org/en/
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.
  • World Images
    http://worldimages.sjsu.edu/
    Provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 65,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery.
History of Science & Technology
  • Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
    http://cwp.library.ucla.edu/
    Historical archive which documents the work of many women who have made original and important contributions to physics this century. Biographical information is also included.
  • Darwin Online
    http://darwin-online.org.uk/graphics/illustrations.html
    Over 1,000 illustrations from Darwin's publications.
  • The Galileo Project
    http://galileo.rice.edu/portraits.html
    This project, all about Galileo, includes portraits of Galileo and other scientists.
  • Pictures of Science: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration
    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=history&collection=SeeingIsBelieving700&col_id=197
    Images from the thirteenth through the early twentieth century in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics, as represented in manuscript illuminations, engravings, lithographs, and photographs from the New York Public Library.
  • Profiles in Science
    http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/
    This National Library of Medicine project presents online archival collections of prominent 20th century scientists, physicians, and others.
World History
  • Aluka
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15441
    An international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. The Aluka website includes a wide variety of high-quality scholarly materials contributed by Aluka’s partners, ranging from archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, to three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides.
  • AP Images
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18089
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • British Library Online Gallery
    http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/index.html
    Online gallery of virtual books and online exhibitions with objects from the British Library Collections.
  • Gallica: Bibliothèque numerique de BnF
    http://gallica.bnf.fr/
    "mille trésors de la Bibliothèque nationale de France" The BnF's digital archive features high-resolution digital images of manuscripts, documents, books, art works and other graphics, photos of physical objects from antiquity to the early 20th century, and audio-visual files. A detailed description of Gallica's contents can be found at http://gallicadossiers.bnf.fr/Anthologie/
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/
    The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
  • World Digital Library
    http://www.wdl.org/en/
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.
  • World Images
    http://worldimages.sjsu.edu/
    Provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 65,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery.
Classical Studies
  • American Academy in Rome visual resources collection
    http://photoarchive.aarome.org/
    The Photographic Archive of the American Academy in Rome consists of several valuable and specialized collections of photographs on archaeology, architecture and art, as well as landscape architecture and gardens. It also includes special collections important to the history of the Academy.
  • ARTstor
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12387
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • CAMIO
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16018
    OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. Includes about 95,000 art images—photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—plus audio, video and mixed media. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.
  • Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum
    http://www.cvaonline.org/cva/projectpages/cva1.htm
    Includes descriptions and digital images of some of the over 100,000 vases cataloged by the Beazley Archive (Oxford University) as part of a Getty Grant program.
  • Perseus Digital Library: Classics Collection
    http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/collection?collection=Perseus:collection:Greco-Roman&redirect=true
    An integrated online collection of texts and images, including primary and secondary texts, site plans, digital images, and maps.
  • World Digital Library
    http://www.wdl.org/en/
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.
Greek Classical Studies
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greek and Rome collections
    http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/curatorial-departments/greek-and-roman-art
    Nearly 500 outstanding objects from the collection of the Department of Greek and Roman Art in the Metropolitan Museum are assembled in this generously illustrated publication, published to coincide with the opening of the Museum’s new galleries of Hellenistic, Etruscan, and Roman art, and comprehensive Study Center.
  • Perseus Art & Architecture Browser
    http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/artifactBrowser?redirect=true
    Includes digital images of buildings, coins, gems, sculptures, sites and vases from ancient Greece and Rome.
  • World Digital Library
    http://www.wdl.org/en/
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.
Dance
  • Arenapal.com
    http://www.arenapal.com/files/categories_dance_photos.htm
    Commercial UK image service featuring mostly paid, but several free images of performing arts.
  • ARTstor
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12387
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Ballerina Photos
    http://ballerinagallery.com/
    These photos come from various ballet books, magazines, programmes, press releases, my own photo collection or are sent by the photographers. They are strictly for private viewing purposes only and are copyrighted by their respective owners.
  • Bridgeman Art Library  
    http://www.bridgemanart.com/?lang=en-gb
    Source of fine art images from over eight thousand collections and twenty nine thousand artists from museums, galleries and artists throughout the world. Offers basic, advanced and inspirational searches along with reproduction rights requirements.
  • British Museum Images
    http://www.bmimages.com/index.asp
    The British Museum, one of the oldest, largest and most famous museums in the world, holds objects and artworks dating from the 7th millennium BC to the present day, and covers all major world cultures. Images are licensed and may be purchased.
  • Cia Fornaroli Collection
    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=all&col_id=522
    Hundreds of images from the Cia Fornaroli Collection at The New York Public Library illustrate the rich history of Italian dance.
  • Claire Holt Collection of Indonesian Dance and Related Arts
    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=arts&col_id=174
    From The New York Public Library. Thousands of photographs of Indonesian costumes, theatrical performances, and dance movements in the 1930s and later.
  • Dance In Photographs and Prints; Dance Images in the New York Public Library Digital Collection
    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=arts&collection_list=DanceinPhotographsan&col_id=216
    Collections of historical dance photographs feature specific dancers from late 19th and early 20th centuries. Photos range from publicity stills to professional photographers' vintage prints. Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Irene and Vernon Castle & more.
  • Flickr Dance
    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=dance
    Includes thousands of Flickr images related to a search for dance images.
  • Library of Contress: Theater & Dance
    http://www.loc.gov/topics/content.php?subcat=28
    Browse Library of Congress collections of historical texts, images and videos related to dance, or search collections by names or topic words.
  • MoMA
    http://search.moma.org/?q=dance
    Search collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art for images of dance and dancers depicted in drawings, paintings and photographs.
  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Jerome Robbins Dance Division
    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgdivisionbrowseresult.cfm?div_id=pd
    The largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. Its online collection offers close to 5,000 images, from Anna Pavlova and Isadora Duncan programs to slides of the Joffrey Ballet and photos of Merce Cunningham. See also Dance in Photographs and Prints.
Performing Arts
  • 19th Century Actors Photographs
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/19thcenturyactorsweb/
    610 cartes-de-visite studio portraits of entertainers, actors, and actresses who performed on the American stage in the mid- to late 1800s.
  • Arenapal.com
    http://www.arenapal.com/files/categories_dance_photos.htm
    Commercial UK image service featuring mostly paid, but several free images of performing arts.
  • Bunraku Collection
    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/eastasian/bunraku/
    Photographs of live bunraku theater performances from the second half of the 20th century.
  • Global Performing Arts Database
    http://www.glopad.org/pi/index.php
    Includes authoritative, detailed, multilingual descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world, plus information about related pieces, productions, performers.
  • J. Willis Sayre Photographs
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/sayreweb/index.html
    9,856 images collected by drama critic and theater promoter J. Willis Sayre; autographed portraits of actors, vaudeville performers, movie stills, singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and acrobats.
  • Milwaukee Repertory Theater Photographic History
    http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/milrep/index.cfm
    Visual chronicle of the artistic productions of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the years 1977-1994. The collection presents 1,800 images documenting 195 performances during 17 seasons.
  • Prior and Norris Troupe Photographs
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/norrisweb/
    230 photographs and ephemera relating to the career of Pat Prior and Effie Norris documenting their life on the road while performing on the American vaudeville circuits around the turn of the century, 1886-1915.
  • Scene Design Collections (UMN Performing Arts Archives)
    http://umedia.lib.umn.edu/scenicsearch
    The scenery collection in the University of Minnesota's Performing Arts Archives is composed of three parts: the Twin City Scenic Company collection (PA43), the Great Western Stage Equipment Company Collection(PA44), and the Holak collection(PA49).
Costume Design
  • 19th Century Actors Photographs
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/19thcenturyactorsweb/
    The 19th Century Actors and Theater Photographs database consists of over 600 photographs including cartes-de-visite and cabinet card studio portraits of entertainers, actors, and actresses who performed on the American stage in the mid- to late 1800s.
  • British Library Online Gallery
    http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/index.html
    Online gallery of virtual books and online exhibitions with objects from the British Library Collections.
  • Canadian Mail Order Catalogues
    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/mailorder/index-e.html
    This site provides an opportunity to delve into catalogues from a number of different stores, both English and French, from the 1880s to the 1970s.
  • Conde Nast Store
    http://www.condenaststore.com/
    Covers, photos, and illustrations from Vanity Fair, GQ, House & Garden, Vogue Mademoiselle, and other Conde Nast magazines.
  • Costume Institute (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
    http://www.metmuseum.org/about%20the%20museum/museum%20departments/curatorial%20departments/the%20costume%20institute
    Online Sources for Historical and Fantasy costumes. Search sample images of the a collection, consisting of more than 30,000 costumes and accessories spanning five continents and as many centuries.
  • The Costume Page
    http://www.costumepage.org/
    Over 1,000 links about costume and costuming-related links.
  • Costume Site
    http://www.milieux.com/category.php?catid=4#art
    Personal costume design web page with links to other styles.
  • The Costumer's Manifesto
    http://costumes.org/
    The Costumer's Manifesto - www.costumes.org by Tara Maginnis, Ph.D. Site for Costume Information & Images
  • Daphne Dare Collection
    http://drc.ohiolink.edu/handle/2374.OX/30999
    Includes costume and scene designs from more than fifty productions by British designer Daphne Dare (1929-2000).
  • Digital Dress: Historic Costume Collection
    http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?xc=1;page=searchgroup;g=costumegroupic
    The personal library of costume and costuming-related links created by Julia Zetterberg Sardo, 1995-2007
  • Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories - Victoria and Albert Museum
    http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/index.html
    The collection covers fashionable dress from the 17th century to the present day, with the emphasis on progressive and influential designs from the major fashion centres of Europe. The V&A collections also include accessories such as jewellery, gloves and handbags.
  • Fashion Plate Collection from the University of Washington
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/costumehistweb/index.html
    Illustrations from the leading French, British, American, and other continental fashion journals of the 19th century and early 20th century. These images reflect the metamorphosis of women's fashion from the 1920s through the 1970s from the Gimbel Art and Design Library
  • Garren Collection of Historic Dress
    http://cti.itc.virginia.edu/~dress/contents.html
    Over 40,000 images from Historic collections in the Detroit Area, including the Henry Ford Costume Collection.
  • Getty Images
    http://www.gettyimages.com/
    Search several picture and film archives collections, including the Hulton Picture Archive, National Geographic, Time Life, Bridgeman Art Library.
  • Global Performing Arts Database
    http://www.glopad.org/pi/index.php
    GloPAD (Global Performing Arts Database) records include authoritative, detailed, multilingual descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world, plus information about related pieces, productions, performers, and creators.
  • J. Willis Sayre Photographs
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/sayreweb/index.html
    9856 images of theatrical and vaudeville performers.
  • Library of Congress: American Memory Project
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
    American Memory Project from the Library of Congress is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    http://www.mfa.org/collections
    Contains images of objects from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/
    Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
  • Prior and Norris Troupe Photographs
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/norrisweb/
    The collection includes photographs and ephemera relating to the career of Pat Prior and Effie Norris and the history of vaudeville. This includes images of friends and colleagues of Prior and Norris, identified and unidentified vaudeville performers of the late 1800s and early 1900, publicity postcards, and vaudeville stage productions, the most significant being Fanchon and Marco.
  • Ringling Collection
    http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ringling
    Cabinet cards, postcards and photographs of 19th century American and British actors and actresses.
  • Smithsonian Photography Initiative
    http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/search?online=true
    Online database of photographs dating from the 1850s to the present. Subjects cover the arts and literature, culture and society, nature and science, industry and technology, history and geography. Includes both professional photos and amateur snapshots. [Update: Integrated into Smithsonian Archives Image Search - 12/13]
  • Time & Life Pictures
    http://www.timelifepictures.com/ms_timepix/source/home/home.aspx?pg=1
    Images by well-known photojournalists documenting past and present political and cultural events, as well as celebrities and the American experience. Also includes commercial and archival footage.
  • Timeline of Costume History
    http://costumes.org/history/100pages/timelinepages/timeline.htm
    Images of fashion by decades at the University of Virginia Department of Drama
  • A Tonic to the Imagination
    http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/bjsimmons/
    Costume designs for stage and screen by B.J. Simmons & Co., 1889-1959
  • USC Digital Library
    http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search/controller/index.htm
    Digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, as well as audio and video recordings [emphasizing] materials related to Los Angeles and the Southern California and the Pacific Rim.
  • VADS. The online resource for visual arts.
    http://www.vads.ac.uk/index.php
    Visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images from institutional sources contributed for use in learning, teaching and research. Includes art, design, architecture, decorative art, fashion. UK-based.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum Access to Images
    http://images.vam.ac.uk/
    earch the Collections is a working database that we are building continuously. You can search over a million records. Some records have minimal information; others are very detailed. Some have high quality photographs; some have more basic images; others have yet to be photographed.
Religious Studies
  • ARTstor
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12387
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Art and the Bible
    http://www.artbible.info/art/work/
    Selections of such biblical art from notable artists, including many highlights from the history of art.
  • Art in the Christian Tradition
    http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-search.pl
    Vanderbilt University's collection of historic an contemporary relgious art and symbolism.  A sophisticated tool employing the ICONCLASS hierarchy.
  • The Jewish Museum
    http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/onlinecollection/advanced_search.php
    Over 2000 images from the Jewish Museum's collection of art and Jewish culture of different media, including fine arts, Judaica, and broadcast media.
Jewish Studies
  • ARTstor
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12387
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies (CHGS) Artistic Responses
    http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/
    The artwork on this [CHGS] website represents a variety of artistic responses to the Holocaust. There is work done as a direct response, created by the victims. Much of this art was created in the camps and ghettos, or recreated immediately after the war in displaced persons camps due to the loss of the originals.


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