Online resources




Archives of American Art 

With over 20 million items in its continually growing collections, the Archives is the world’s largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America. 

Art Cyclopedia

This site features an index for popular artists with categories like museums, art market, image archives, and articles. 

British Library 

With Explore the British Library you can search, view and order items from our main catalogue of nearly 57 million records, or search the contents of the Library's website.

The British Museum & BBC: A History of the World

This site uses objects to tell a history of the world. You’ll find 100 objects from the British Museum and hundreds more from museums and people across the UK

The Courtauld Institute of the Arts

Courtauld Books Online is a series of scholarly books published by The Courtauld Institute of Art. The series will include research publications that emerge from Courtauld Research Forum events and Courtauld projects involving an array of outstanding scholars from art history and conservation across the world.

The Freer and Sackler Galleries 

Dedicated to furthering the study of Asian and Middle Eastern art and culture, as well as turn-ofthe century American art, the Freer and Sackler Galleries offer numerous resources for researchers of all levels.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

At the heart of its operations are the Getty Provenance Index® databases, which currently contain 1.5 million records taken from source material such as archival inventories, auction catalogs, and dealer stock books. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

The Timeline of Art History presents the Met’s collection via a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history. Authored by the Met’s experts—the Timeline comprises 300 timelines, 930 essays, close to 7,000 objects, and a robust index, and is regularly updated and enriched to provide new scholarship and insights on the collection.

National Gallery of Art 

CASVA, founded in 1979 and located in the National Gallery’s East Building, is a research institute that fosters study of the production, use, and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, architecture, urbanism, photography, and film worldwide from prehistoric times to the present.

New York Public Library 

Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring four scholarly research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture

Founded in 2002, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide is a scholarly, refereed e-journal devoted to the study of nineteenth-century painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, architecture, and decorative arts across the globe.

Tate Museums

Research extends across a multitude of fields including art history, collection care, learning, museology and public policy