U.C. Berkeley Library Web

AH-C address

AH-C Art History Resources


What's New Blog!

AH-C Giving to the Library

AH-C Information & Services

AH-C Collections

AH-C Classics Resources

AH-C Staff and Related Academic Departments

AH-C New Acquisitions

AH-C Home

AH-C Research Guides

SEARCH THIS SITE

Conditions of use


Art Indexes

Academic Search Complete - UCB access only
Comprehensive, scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
List of Journals & Magazines

Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi, 500 - 1400 - UCB access only
Contains texts of hymns of the Catholic Church, 500 - 1400. This complete digital edition allows for searching the full text of the hymns, including the bibliographic references to manuscripts and prints. The user may also search by author and title, and browse by volume.

L'Année Philologique - UCB access only
Covers volumes 1 (1924-1926) to 81 (2010) and contains bibliographic records, plus abstracts. For print volumes, see PA29 .A6. For journal abbreviations, see L'Année Philologique Abbreviations Key with UCB Periodical Location Information.
User Guide.

Anthropology Plus - UCB access only
Indexes journal articles, essays, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology as well as ethnology, archaeology, folklore, and material culture. This database combines the resources of Anthropological Index and Anthropological Literature. Covers late 19th century to the present. Some full text.

ArchiveGrid
Access to nearly a million collection descriptions provided by thousands of libraries, museums, and archives . Researchers can contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America
Created by the Center of the History of Collecting in America, its purpose is to help researchers locate primary source material about American collectors, dealers, agents and advisors, and the repositories that hold these records. Includes archives related to American collectors of the fine and decorative arts, antiquities and non-Western art.

Art Index Retrospective (part of Art Source) - UC access only
A bibliographic database that cumulates citations to Art Index volumes 1-32 of the printed index published between 1929-1984. It contains records for items in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, computer applications and graphics, crafts, film, folk art, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, painting, photography, sculpture, television, textiles, and video. Coverage includes 1929-1984.

Art Libraries Network Florence-Munich-Rome
The Union Catalogue of three German research institutes (Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max Planck Institut, Florence; Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich; Biblioteca Hertziana/Max Planck Institut, Rome), KuBiKat was initiated by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Includes coverage of articles in periodicals, books, as well as articles from E-Journals.

Art Source - UC access only
Covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Provides access to over 600 full-text journals (171 are academic journals, out of which 170 are peer reviewed and 168 are full-text), more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,000 images. Offers detailed indexing and abstracts for an international array of journals, books, podcasts and more. Contains the same materials and coverage as Art Full Text, but includes 275 additional titles. Journals indexed in Art Source.

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance - UCB access only
The database is a collection of treatises on art and architecture printed and published between 1470 to 1775. It is structured around the two Italian editions of Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists. First or early editions have been preferred and translations are from the publication period. There are two exceptions to this policy for English translations. A 1912-1914 translation of Vasari's Lives and a 1907 translation of the introductory section On Technique are included because no reliable contemporary translations exist. The entire text of each work is included and the complete database contains approximately 4,000 images.

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) - UCB access only
ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with more than 13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s. Approximately 1,300 journal titles are included, international in scope. ABM provides citations to sources on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, including photography since its invention. It includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on a wide-ranging group of topics including performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.

Artforum Index
The expanded, on-line version of The Artforum Index, initially published in print as Artforum, 1962-1968: a cumulative index to the first six volumes. It now includes volume VII, numbers 1-4, September-December 1968.

Artists of the World Online / Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online - UCB access only
Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online / Artists of the World Online contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than one million artists, A-Z, from antiquity to the present with world-wide coverage for painters, graphic artists, sculptors, architects, designers, photographers, video and installation artists, artisans, etc. Important historical sources Thieme-Becker/Vollmer, the Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon and the Lexikon der Künstlerinnen are also included. New articles are published immediately and the content is regularly updated and expanded. In addition to the biography, articles contain information on the artist's creative work, art historical significance, a selection of works with locations, exhibitions, and bibliographical references. Full-text searching is available.

ArtLibraries.Net: Virtual Catalogue for Art History
Over 8 million records for articles in periodicals, conference papers, festschriften, exhibition catalogues and books, archival and photographic materials, and online resources. Data is included for research institutes, educational institutions, museums, pertinent holdings of general research libraries, as well as specialized union catalogues, online bibliographies, and other relevant web databases. For a list of catalogs included, click on "select single catalogues."

Arts & Humanities Citation Index - UCB access only
Available through ISI Web of Science. Click on Full Search or Easy Search to access database. Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals. Coverage includes 1975 to present. Contains unique implicit citations that refer you to actual representations of a book, a work of art, a music score, or anything else.  Since January 2000 the index contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts (as available) for the new articles entered into the index. 
User Guide

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals - UC access only
Contains article citations in architecture and related disciplines. Subjects covered include archaeology, architecture, architectural design, city planning, furniture and decoration, interior design, historic preservation, history of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning. More than 1,000 journals in many languages are indexed. Recent citations contain brief abstracts.  Coverage spans the 1930s to the present, with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s. Current list of journals indexed in the Avery Index.

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
The Bibliography of the History of Art and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA) are citation databases searchable together, and cover material published between 1975 and 2007, primarily covering European and American art. Includes articles from over 1,200 journals. For material published after 2007, see the International Bibliography of Art (IBA).

C19: The Nineteenth Century Index - UC access only
Comprehensive source for nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives. The C19 Index incorporates indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.5 million books and official publications, 71,000 archival collections and 16.3 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers.

Contemporary Artists Index
Developed by the Gund Library at the Cleveland Institute of Art, indexes over 15,000 artists, artists groups, photographers, craftspeople, designers, and design firms whose work appears in group exhibition catalogs added to the library since 1991, as well as the video periodical Art Today and View, a periodical specializing in artist interviews.

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) - UCB access only
Indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities. Dissertations published since 1980, and master's theses since 1988, include brief abstracts written by the authors. UC dissertations since 1996 are free for downloading. Other titles can be borrowed through interlibrary loan or purchased online in a variety of formats. Covers 1861 - present.

Dissertations & Theses @ University of California - UC access only
Full-text access to UC Berkeley dissertations filed since 1996 and citations for those filed prior to 1996.

DYABOLA Databases - UC access only
Dyabola provides searchable databases of classical art works and the literature of ancient archaeology.

The Subject Catalog of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome [DAI] Guide .
The Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance. Guide .
Attic Grave Reliefs of the Late 5th and of  the 4th Century B.C.  Guide .

Web access is automatic if you click on "Dyabola Databases" from UCB Library computers. On the screen, check the box labeled "IP-Zugang", then click on "Start", then choose database and language.  To access these databases from off campus, please consult the UC Berkeley Library Proxy Server Service for complete information and instructions.

Accessing Dyabola using Mac OSX:  Only Safari and Netscape are supported for access through the proxy server for Dyabola databases. Even if you are accessing from on-campus locations, we recommend using these browsers to avoid service interruptions.

(1) DAI Subject Catalogue describes one of the world's largest and oldest (founded 1829) collections of research material on Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Archaeology; Byzantine Art; Epigraphy; Numismatics; and Ancient History. It is especially valuable because, in addition to listing its book holdings, it indexes articles in the journals it receives. It is searchable by controlled terms for author, title, journal title, etc. and by keywords in titles and other access points, as well as through use of an elaborate subject tree of controlled terms.

(2) Census is a database of images of ancient works of art that were known during the Renaissance, along with information about them: authorship; conventional title; provenance; current and former locations; Renaissance texts discussing them; and some modern scholarship. It includes 10,000 ancient monuments, 20,000 references to Renaissance texts, and 30,000 photographs.
NOTE:
Public access to The Census is available at CENSUS-Database / CENSUS-Website (optimized for Mozilla Firefox).

(3) Attic Grave Reliefs database, with approximately 2,700 monuments and over 3,200 images, contains over 160,000 entries providing access to comprehensive corpora and a wealth of monographs and essays; in addition over 900 descriptive and typological terms were specially developed on the material for complete access to complex iconographic, epigraphic, social, chronological and geographic aspects.

FRANCIS - UC access only
Contains records from more than 3,000 journals, books, dissertations, and other American and European sources covering the humanities, social sciences, and economics. FRANCIS is produced by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST). Most citations, abstracts, and subject headings are in French, with about 33% in English.

The Getty Provenance Index
The Getty Provenance Index accumulates and disseminates information related to the history of collecting and the provenance of individual works of art (primarily European paintings) gathered from sales catalogues, archival records, and museum files.

Image of France
Directed by George McKee at Binghamton University Libraries and supported by the ARTFL Project, this index comprises approximately 19,000 prints, engravings, lithographs, woodcuts, etc, published in Paris between the fall of 1811 and the end of 1830.  The prints comprise all varieties, including caricatures, art reproductions, political portraits, religious cards, commercial labels, etc.  Information is brief, usually providing only a work's title and publisher. May be searched by artistic personnel, title phrases & keywords, publisher, date, and identification number.

Index of Christian Art Database - UCB access only
A thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects to 1400, via Princeton University. Coverage: 1991-present.  Note that the online version does not contain all of the images available in the original card files that are only available for consultation at The Getty and Princeton University.  Images not available are labeled restricted in the record.  Images that are available are referred to as public image .  Simply click to access the image.

Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals - UC access only
The database indexes 42 art journals published in the US during the 19th century, providing nearly complete coverage of journals from this period. The Index describes the entire journal contents - articles, art notes, illustrations, stories, poems, and advertisements - and offers information on popular culture and industry, artists and illustrators, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, architecture and design, exhibitions and sales, decorations, and collecting.

International Bibliography of Art (IBA) - UC access only
IBA is the definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art and is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). It includes the most recent index records that were created by the Getty Research Institute as part of BHA. These records were created in 2008-2009, and cover scholarship up to 2009, including retrospective records for material published in previous years. Users should search both IBA and BHA to obtain all of the records available. Over 500 journals are indexed, along with monographs, essay collections, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues. International in scope, this database includes publications in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text - UCB access only
The IIPA draws its current content from more than 130 international periodicals and also indexes articles and obituaries appearing in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Includes retrospective citations from 46 periodicals, dating back to 1864. Most records contain an abstract.

International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) - UCB access only
Indexes over 4500 periodicals and 5000 conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften, edited volumes, conference proceedings, and exhibition catalogues covering all aspects of the Middle Ages (400-1500 A.D.) in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. 1967 - present.

Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance - UC access only
Iter's bibliography covers all literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).  Citations for journal articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies are included.  Also included are citations for monographs, and material published in monographs and collections of essays.  Indexes over 1,114 journals.

JSTOR - UCB access only
JSTOR is a full text archive of interdisciplinary scholarly journal literature. A list of included journals by discipline is available.

KuBiKat
The Union Catalogue of three German research institutes (Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max Planck Institut, Florence; Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich; Biblioteca Hertziana/Max Planck Institut, Rome), KuBiKat was initiated by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Includes coverage of articles in periodicals, books, as well as articles from E-Journals.

Left Index - UCB access only
Provides access to leftist and radical media from around the world with a primary emphasis on political, economic, social, and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia, including citations and abstracts and some full text from journals, books, book reviews, newsletters, and links to internet documents. Topics covered include art and aesthetics, the labor movement, ecology and environment, race and ethnicity, social and cultural theory, sociology, philosophy, history, education, law and globalization. Coverage is from 1982 to present.

Material ConneXion - UCB access only
Material ConneXion is a unique and comprehensive resource comprised of more than 4,500 materials and processes. Material information, including high-quality photographs and company/vendor contact information, is also included.

Payments to Artists
This database contains approximately 1,000 payments recorded in 17th century Rome, between 1576 and 1711. Information concerning painters active in Rome for a small portion of their careers is limited to their Roman phase.

Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index (AECI)
Created by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Art Exhibition Catalog Index has descriptive information on nearly 136,494 art works shown in over 1,057 exhibitions held in this country and Canada up through 1876 (the Centennial year). Includes American and European artists and includes all media of art works - painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, etc. 

Print Council Index to Oeuvre-Catalogues of Prints by European and American Artists
This database now contains entries for European and American prints, print publishers, drawings, and photographs; and Japanese prints and photographs.

Project Muse - UC access only
250 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Topics include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others. Covers 1993 - present.

Research Library (ProQuest) - UCB access only
Indexes more than 2,500 magazine and journals on art, business, humanities, health, social sciences, and sciences. Interfaces available for many languages. 1971 - present. Some full text.

Victorian Database Online - UCB access only
Indexes over 500 journals, books, and dissertations concerning Victorian Britain (defined as 1830-1914), in every field of nineteenth-century British studies including: painting, architecture, and music; philosophy and religion; histories of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and the British Empire; military and naval history; politics, commerce, and economics; sociology, women's studies, law, and education; science, technology, and medicine; and literature, drama, poetry, prose, and fiction. This is an online version of the Cumulative Bibliography of Victorian Studies. 1945 - present.

Art Portals

ArtBabble
An online community created to showcase art-based video content, including interviews with artists and curators, original documentaries and art installation videos. Partnered with Art21, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum, each of which has provided video content.

Artsource
A website of networked resources on art and architecture. Includes diverse content plus links to resources around the net as well as original materials submitted by librarians, artists, art historians, etc.  Table of contents includes image collections, art and architecture programs, art journals online, general resources, etc.

Getty Research Portal
An online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain, including rare books and related literature, plus historical auction sales catalogs.

INFOMINE
A virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. Includes databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, etc. Created by librarians from the University of California and other educational institutions.

Mother of All Art History Link Pages
Web links to Internet resources related to art & art history. Categories include: Art History Departments; Research Resources; Resources for Visual Collections; Image Collections & Online Art; Fine Art Schools & Departments, Textual & Linguistic Resources, etc. 

Auction/Sales/Provenance

Art Sales Index
Artist indices for sold paintings only, including sold price, volume, estimate and other attributes. Unlimited searches of art auction records and data from 1922 to the present. See FAQ for complete details.

Artfact
Artfact (now Invaluable) is the world’s largest online auction marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate sales. Search and buy from over 160,000 auctions annually. Includes more than 57 million complete auction results, plus information on more than 500,000 international artists.

Artnet
Though one must subscribe to buy, sell and research fine art via Artnet , it allows access to information on the 1,300 galleries, 36,000 works (limited image access) and 13,000 primarily contemporary artists it represents. It also provides a directory of U.S., International, and virtual museums, exhibition and book reviews, museum and art fair schedules, international auction results, artist biographies, and a free newsletter. For easiest navigation, use the Site Map, which can be located by placing the cursor on the "Home" icon.

AskART - UCB access only
Includes information for over 123,000 artists. International coverage. Entries for artists may include biographical information, images, exhibitions, and auction records. Includes separate directories of art museums and dealers.

Bonhams & Butterfields
Based in San Francisco, Butterfields offers free photo appraisals as well as formal appraisals and consignments.  Founded in 1793, Bonhams is one of Britain's largest fine art and antique auction house operating across all sectors of the fine art, antiques and collectibles market, etc. Offers sales advice and valuation services.

Catalogues of Sales: 1734-1945. (Print resource only)
Sotheby & Co. 1734-1945. ca. 10,000 catalogs on microfilm. Part I (Reels 1-71; 1734-1850); Part II (Reels 1-148; 1851-1900); Part III (Reels 1-155; 1901-1945). NEWS MICROFILM 16663.Z  (40 Doe Library) 
Covering catalogues from the British Museum collection, each catalogue is preceded by a contents card detailing the names of the owners, date of sale, number of pages, lots, illustrations, location of the copy filmed, and the contents of the sale. To facilitate use, the entries in the guides for each part are arranged in the same chronological order as the catalogues in the microfilm collection. Contents are categorized under the following headings: Autographed Letters, Art (Objects), Art (Pictorial), Books, Coins and Medals, Mss. (Western), Mss. (Oriental), and Other.

Christie's
Since 1766,  Christie's auction house, with locations in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, covers the fine arts, antiquities, American Indian and tribal art, Asian and Islamic art, furniture and decorative arts, the collectibles market, books and manuscripts, photographs and prints, etc.; it also offers appraisals and evaluations.

Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide. (Print resource only)
R.J. Davenport. Ventura, Calif.: Davenport's Art Reference, c1986-. Latest edition in Doe Reference. Doe Reference/Main N8670.D38
Price data on over 275,000 international artists, listed alphabetically, for oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculptures, prints, posters and photographs. Provides auction house and sale date, subject matter for which artist is known, references cited, signature information, and brief biographical information.

Getty Provenance Index Databases
Includes archival documents (1550-1840), sale catalogs (1650-1840) and public collections from American and British Institutions (1500-1990).

Hislop's Art Sales Index (CD-Rom only)
N8670.A66 compu/d (request at Circulation Desk)
Contains 2.6 million art auction results worldwide for over 214,000 artists, from 1979 through June 2005. May be searched by artist name or nationality, picture title or description, medium, dimensions, date painted, auctioneer, date of sale, catalogue title, medium, hammer price in pounds or dollars, country and city. Provides contact details of the auction houses including email and web address.

Invaluable
Invaluable (formerly Artfact) is the world’s largest online auction marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate sales. Search and buy from over 160,000 auctions annually. Includes more than 57 million complete auction results, plus information on more than 500,000 international artists.

Knoedler Library : the complete title index of 26,000 volumes of sales, exhibitions, and salons in the Knoedler Library on microfiche. Available on microfiche in News/Micro
Microfiche 30535

Lugt's Répertoire Online - UCB access only
Online edition of Lugt's Répertoire des Catalogues de Ventes Publiques, fN8650.L8, v.1-4, Art/Classics. Lists nearly 60,000 art sales catalogues dated 1600-1900 from libraries in Europe and the U.S.A. The catalogues provide information on the provenance of art objects, the history of collecting, and historical market trends. Numerous catalogues have been added to the original work and corrections made. Searchable by Lugt number, date, place, provenance, auction house and existing copies. In addition, the Libraries database allows the searching of libraries holding art sales catalogues. 

Montias Database of 17th-Century Dutch Art Inventories, Frick Collection
Compiled by late Yale University Professor John Michael Montias, contains information from 1,280 inventories of goods (paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, etc.) owned by people living in 17th century Amsterdam. Provides detailed information on the 51,071 individual works of art listed. Search by artist, types of objects (painting, prints, drawings), subject matter etc. Extensive information on the owners, buyers and prices paid when the goods were actually in a sale.

Paris Salon Resources, National Gallery of Australia
Excellent resource providing links to a variety of Paris Salon material held at the NGA along with chronologies, dictionary, and bibliography.

Payments to Artists, Getty Research Institute
Primary means for analyzing the socioeconomic lives of painters in early modern Europe. Contains approximately 1,000 payments recorded in Rome between 1576 and 1711.

Provenance Research Resources, Getty Research Institute
The Getty Research Library holds significant resources for provenance research, including materials from the library's special collections, the Photo Study Collection, and the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance (formerly the Provenance Index). In addition to these resources, the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance maintains several electronic databases as well as nonautomated material on the history of ownership of works of art gathered from sales catalogs, archival records, and museum files. The Research Library houses many more resources than are listed below, including an extensive collection of dealer and auction catalogs.

Salon Books, Getty Research Institute, Research Library
Online access to 222 of the library's collection of Salon books. Within the Internet Archive search "getty salon" to retrieve the digitized salon books.

SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs - UC access only
SCIPIO (Sales Catalog Index Project Input Online) was formed to help researchers identify annually published auction catalogs; it is a particularly valuable resource for those seeking information on the provenance of art objects and rare books, connoisseurship, the history of collecting and collectors, historical and contemporary market trends, and the relationship between art and economics. Includes sales catalogs dating from the late sixteenth century to currently scheduled auctions. Important private sales as well as sale catalogs from all major European and North American auction houses are covered in subject areas of world art from all time periods, books and manuscripts, painting, sculpture, drawing, prints and photographs, furniture, decorative and applied arts, musical instruments, and objets d'art.

Sotheby's
London based Sotheby's, founded in 1744, with offices throughout the world, covers all areas of the fine and decorative arts. Provides appraisals; auction estimates; restoration; and, repairs.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Arts Library
The UCSB Arts Library has a collection of over 95,000 exhibition, collection, and sales catalogs.

Bibliographies

Medieval Sources Bibliography (Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University)
A searchable database of texts written in the Middle Ages now available in modern editions and translations, printed or online. Includes literary works, devotional treatises, philosophical writings, private letters, wills, household accounts, chronicles, court proceedings, etc.

Oxford Bibliographies Online
Provides access to selected articles and other reference sources in the area of Classics, Criminology, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Reformation and Victorian Literature

Dictionaries/Glossaries/Thesauri

Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Created by the Getty Research Institute, this structured vocabulary can be used to improve access to information about art, architecture, and material culture. The AAT is a structured vocabulary of more than 133,000 terms, descriptions, bibliographic citations, and other information relating to fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture.

Artists of the World Online / Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online - UCB access only
Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online / Artists of the World Online contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than one million artists, A-Z, from antiquity to the present with world-wide coverage for painters, graphic artists, sculptors, architects, designers, photographers, video and installation artists, artisans, etc. Important historical sources Thieme-Becker/Vollmer, the Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon and the Lexikon der Künstlerinnen are also included. New articles are published immediately and the content is regularly updated and expanded. In addition to the biography, articles contain information on the artist's creative work, art historical significance, a selection of works with locations, exhibitions, and bibliographical references. Full-text searching is available.

ArtLex
ArtLex  provides definitions for more than 3,300 terms used in discussing visual culture, including thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross references.

Bénézit Dictionary of Artists - UCB access only
This is an essential biographical source for research on artists. Also includes historical auction records and exhibition histories, along with images of artists signatures, monographs and stamps of sale. Contains over 190,000 entries from the first English (print) edition (2006) with revisions and new biographies. Updated three times per year.

Bookbinding and the Conservation of books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology
This electronic edition is not a verbatim transcription of the original, in that minor corrections have been made in the body of definitions where the original text contained obvious and unambiguous typographical errors. These have not been noted, so readers should consult the printed text when in doubt. In most cases, defined terms (whether descriptors or lead-in terms) have been left as they were in the printed text. Exceptions to this rule are discussed in textual notes. 

The Catholic Encyclopedia: an International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline and History of the Catholic Church
Articles transcribed from The Catholic Encyclopedia. Provides full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms - UCB access only
From Baroque to Postmodernism, batik to mezzotint, and canvas to porcelain, provides succinct and accessible explanations of over 1,800 terms used in the wide variety of visual media that makes up the art world.

Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture
Medieval art and architecture terms compiled by Jane Vadnal of the University of Pittsburg.  Includes supporting images and cross references.

ICONCLASS
Iconclass is a subject-specific classification system and a hierarchically ordered collection of definitions of objects, persons, events and abstract ideas that can be the subject of an image. Art historians, researchers and curators use it to describe, classify and examine images represented in various media such as paintings, manuscripts, posters, photographs and newspaper clippings.

Multilingual Glossary for Art Librarians (PDF file)
Published by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, this glossary covers specialized terms used by art historians in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, with a U.S. English index.

Oxford Classical Dictionary - UCB access only
1996, 3rd edition. Guide to all aspects of the ancient world.

Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists - UC access only
Biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism, covering painters, sculptors, installation artists, American institutions, organizations, schools, techniques, styles, and movements.

Thesaurus of Geographic Names
The TGN is a structured, world-coverage vocabulary of 1.3 million names, including vernacular and historical names, coordinates, and place types, and descriptive notes, focusing on places important for the study of art and architecture. 

Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)
ULAN, published by the Getty Research Institute, is a structured vocabulary that contains over 250,000 names and other information about artists. Coverage is from Antiquity to the present, and the geographical scope is global. The scope includes any individual or corporate body involved in the design or creation of art and architecture. The focus of each record is the artist. Linked to each record are names, relationships (including student-teacher relationships), locations (for birth, death, and activity), important dates (such as for birth and death), notes, and sources for the data. Names for any artist can include the vernacular, English, other languages, natural order, inverted order, nicknames, and pseudonyms.  The database is updated monthly. ULAN typically has more variant names and better biographical information than the Library of Congress Name Authority File

VIAF: The Virtual International Authority File
The VIAF™ (Virtual International Authority File) combines multiple name authority files into a single OCLC-hosted name authority service.

Digital Collections (Archives, Books, Exhibition Catalogs, Finding Aids)

ACLS Humanities E-Book, American Council of Learned Societies - UCB access only
Digital collection of 2,200 full-text titles offered by The American Council of Learned Societes, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. Fully searchable by title, author and subject.

Artists’ Exhibition Catalog Collection (AECC)
The Artists’ Exhibition Catalog Collection (AECC) is comprised of approximately 5,000 minor exhibition catalogs and pamphlets for 3,331 individual artists published 1918-2004, with emphasis on the 1950s-1970s. The Finding Aid to the AECC is organized alphabetically (Series A-Z) by artists’ surname and can be browsed from the Online Archive of California.

Books on Architecture and Garden Design, University of Heidelberg
An important collection of historical books (late 15th through the early 19th century) on architecture and garden design made freely available on the Internet by the University Library of Heidelberg. It includes rare editions from Italy, France, Germany and other European countries.

Catalogue of Drawings by Rembrandt and his School in the British Museum
Contains nearly all the cataloged drawings of the Department of Prints and Drawings. View the drawings according to their current attributions, previous owners, dates, schools, and subjects.

Codex Gigas, National Library of Sweden
The Codex Gigas contains five long texts as well as a complete Bible. The manuscript begins with the Old Testament, and it is followed by two historical works by Flavius Josephus who lived in the first century AD. These are The Antiquities and The Jewish War.

Detroit Institute of Arts Research Library & Archives
The digitized exhibition catalogues are divided into two sections: the Detroit Museum of Art (1886-1919) and the Detroit Institute of Arts (1919-present).

Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture: Image and Text Collections, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on early America. Included are electronic texts and facsimiles, image databases, and online resources. Made possible by the Chipstone Foundation, the project is produced by the University of Wisconsin Madison General Library System.

Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA brings together the materials of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available.

Digital Special Collections, Image Service Collections, University of California
Access to digital image collections and tools in support of teaching, learning, and research for faculty and students of the University of California. Includes the following collections: Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs; Catena Historic Gardens & Landscapes; Claire Holt Indonesian Art Images; David Rumsey Historical Map Collection; Early American Images, John Carter Brown Library; Estate Project for Artists with Aids; Farber Gravestone Collection; Hoover Institution Poster Collection; Icelandic and Faroese Photographs; Japanese Historical Maps; Lee Institute for Japanese Art; Maps of Africa; National Palace Museum of Taipei; Political Americana Collection; Pratt Institute Ex Libris Collection; Pratt Institute Fashion Plate Collection; Rylands Collection; Walter Scott Collection; and, World War II Posters.

Gallica
The full-text digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Free access to a large collection of digitized books, periodicals, documents, manuscripts, images and audio-visual resources. Includes the Dictionnaire général des artistes de l'École française depuis l'origine des arts du dessin jusqu'à nos jours. Browse, search, or explore thematic groupings.

Gemini (Graphic Editions Limited)
Published by the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), this online catalogue raisonné features publications of the Los Angeles print and sculpture workshop from its beginning in 1966 through 1996.  Includes more than seventeen hundred print and sculpture editions by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly, and Jasper Johns. 

Macbeth Gallery Digital Collection
Over 450 digitized exhibition checklists and pamphlets, published between 1895 and 1953, of the Macbeth Gallery and held by the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Art Reference Library.

Paris Salon Resources, National Gallery of Australia
Excellent resource providing links to a variety of Paris Salon material held at the NGA along with chronologies, dictionary, and bibliography.

Parker Library on the Web
An interactive, web-based workspace designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Quilt Index
A project of the Michigan State University Museum, this index is a searchable repository of digital images, audiovisual resources and documents representing over 50,000 quilts and associated quiltmakers and quilt-related activities, along with ephemera and interpretive materials.

Rauschenberg Research Project, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Provides free worldwide access to scholarly research and documentation relating to artworks by Robert Rauschenberg in SFMOMA's permanent collection.

Salon Books, Getty Research Institute, Research Library
Online access to 222 of the library's collection of Salon books. Within the Internet Archive search "getty salon" to retrieve the digitized salon books.

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Lecture Archive
This lecture archive includes more than 650 lectures from 1952 to present by visual artists, poets, architects, philosophers, journalists, curators, historians, and choreographers delivered by artists and visiting faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Note that the audio archive is not available online, but can be accessed on site at the following institutions: Archives of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Colby College Museum of Art, The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University, the Getty Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tate, and Yale University.

Smithsonian Collections Search Center
Currently contains over 2 million records with 280,000 online media such as images, sound files, videos, and online collections including the Archives of American Art.

A Treasury of World's Fair Art & Architecture
Selected from the rich World's Fair Collection at the Architecture Library, University of Maryland, this database provides access to art and architecture related images, virtual museum-like curated tours, and contextual essays covering a broad number of international fairs. Specific fairs were selected because of their international representation from the first international fair, the "Crystal Palace" in London (1851) through the present, although the Treasury's collection is strongest for the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial exhibition and the 1904 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

University of California Press (eScholarship Editions) - UC access only
1400 online full text titles from University of California Press covering a wide range of subjects, including art, art criticism, art history, art theory, and art and architecture.

Vivarium
Searchable on-line digital collections of Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict. Includes digitized manuscripts, art, rare books, photographs, audio, video, and other resources.

Directories

Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America
Created by the Center of the History of Collecting in America, its purpose is to help researchers locate primary source material about American collectors, dealers, agents and advisors, and the repositories that hold these records. Includes archives related to American collectors of the fine and decorative arts, antiquities and non-Western art.

The Official Museum Directory
Over 15,000 frequently updated listings, including institution, location, category, and personnel names. Find institution mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail and Web site information. Locate vendors and professionals with the Products and Services Suppliers Guide, organized by service type and indexed alphabetically by name.

WAAND / Women Artists Archives National Directory
Directs users to archival repositories in the U.S. with collections of primary source material about women visual artists active in the U.S. after 1945 in addition to primary source material about the organizations, collectives, publications, alternative spaces, and artists' communities where the artists worked or continue to work. The Collections Database describes the primary source material for each artist (or organization, collective, publication, alternative space, artists' community) that is held by the repository.

Encyclopedias/Biographical Sources

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance - UCB access only
The database is a collection of treatises on art and architecture printed and published between 1470 to 1775. It is structured around the two Italian editions of Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists. First or early editions have been preferred and translations are from the publication period. There are two exceptions to this policy for English translations. A 1912-1914 translation of Vasari's Lives and a 1907 translation of the introductory section On Technique are included because no reliable contemporary translations exist. The entire text of each work is included and the complete database contains approximately 4,000 images.

Artists of the World Online / Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online - UCB access only
Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online / Artists of the World Online contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than one million artists, A-Z, from antiquity to the present with world-wide coverage for painters, graphic artists, sculptors, architects, designers, photographers, video and installation artists, artisans, etc. Important historical sources Thieme-Becker/Vollmer, the Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon and the Lexikon der Künstlerinnen are also included. New articles are published immediately and the content is regularly updated and expanded. In addition to the biography, articles contain information on the artist's creative work, art historical significance, a selection of works with locations, exhibitions, and bibliographical references. Full-text searching is available.

AskART - UCB access only
Includes information for over 123,000 artists. International coverage. Entries for artists may include biographical information, images, exhibitions, and auction records. Includes separate directories of art museums and dealers.

Bénézit Dictionary of Artists - UCB access only
This is an essential biographical source for research on artists. Also includes historical auction records and exhibition histories, along with images of artists signatures, monographs and stamps of sale. Contains over 190,000 entries from the first English (print) edition (2006) with revisions and new biographies. Updated three times per year.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists - UCB access only
Based on the Oxford Dictionary of Art, this is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to Western Art from ancient Greece to the present day. Here also are periods and movements, including the Classical period, the Renaissance, Impressionism, the Ashcan School, and Cubism, as well as techniques and styles such as encaustic painting, encarnado, lithography, cabinet painting, and blot drawing. 2,500 entries.

Dictionary of Art Historians: A Biographical Dictionary of Historic Scholars, Museum Professionals and Academic Historians of Art
An index of art historians mentioned in major art historiographies, including Eugene Kleinbauer's Research Guide to the History of Western Art (1982) and his Modern Perspectives in Western Art History (1971), Heinrich Dilly's Kunstgeschichte als Institution (1979) and some of Kultermann's Geschichte der Kunstgeschichte (1966).  The database is designed to give researchers a beginning point to finding information on the background of major art historians of western art  history.  Edited by Lee Sorenson, art reference librarian, Duke University.

Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art - UCB access only
Broad coverage of painting, sculpture, and graphic art, encompassing all the major movements and styles of the twentieth-century, including entries on art schools, galleries, exhibitions, prizes, terms, techniques, collectors, critics, dealers and patrons. Features many of the interesting figures at the periphery of modern art.

Encyclopaedia Iranica
Comprehensive research tool dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics - UCB access only
Featuring more than 600 articles by more than 500 art historians, philosophers, and theorists, provides coverage of historical accounts and critical discussions on the subject and covers the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society. Surveys major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts, from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.

Encyclopedia of Archaeology - UCB access only
Over 260 contributors from around the globe. Represents the diversity of issues and theoretical paradigms that drive archaeological research. Online counterpart of the 3-volume print edition published in 2008 by Elsevier.

Grove Art Online - UCB access only
Grove Art Online contains the full-text of The Dictionary of Art (ed. Jane Turner, 1996) ­ the landmark encyclopedia of world art from prehistory to the present in over 45,000 articles. Since its launch in 1998, Grove Art Online has added over 700 new articles and over 5,500 updated articles. Grove Art Online also includes all 2,800 articles from The Oxford Companion to Western Art [OCWA] (ed. Hugh Brigstocke, 2001) and continues to offer new content and revisions on a quarterly basis. Grove Art Online offers over 1500 colour images and line drawings; links to the Art Resource searchable image database; and links to over 40,000 images on museum and gallery websites. For copyright reasons, Grove Art Online cannot publish all of the images in the print edition online.

Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture - UCB access only
Encompassing over four thousand years and with over 1,000 entries, spans every art form, medium and civilization, from Cycladic, Minoan, Helladic, and Etruscan art to the fall of the Roman Empire. Features in-depth articles, including biographies and thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting and sculpture. Art historical and cultural information about art forms, artists, rulers, philosophers, architecture, renowned works of art, archaeological sites and stylistic developments.

Modern Art Iraq Archive
The Modern Art Iraq Archive project documents Iraq’s rich but threatened modern artistic heritage. This open access project includes images of works of art, many of them now lost, from the Iraqi Museum of Modern Art in Baghdad, as well as publications, exhibition catalogs, and personal documentation.

Oxford Art Online - UCB access only
Gateway into art research and access point for Oxford art reference resources, including Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Oxford Companion to the Photograph - UCB access only
Over 800 biographical entries, both on photographers and on others who have influenced photographic culture from the 19th century to the present, plus a wide range of technical information. Over 1,600 entries in total.

Oxford Companion to Western Art - UCB access only
In-depth coverage of Western Art with entries on artists and their works, styles and movements, art forms and art terms, combined with more modern methodologies, focused on patronage, taste, theory, and criticism, and the scientific examination of materials and techniques. Critical appreciation and factual information on over 1700 artists from classical times to the 20th century are included with 49 feature articles covering a broad spectrum of topics from art history and its methods to wall painting. 2,600 entries.

Oxford Dictionary of Art - UCB access only
Its focus on the Western world, provides both fact and critical appraisal, ranging across painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts from classical times to the present. Over 3,800 entries.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt - UCB access only
Approximately 600 entries covering the prehistoric, predynastic, and dynastic phases of ancient Egypt. Treats all branches of Egyptology: archaeology; anthropology; architecture; linguistics; literary studies; epigraphy; papyrology; history; art history; religion; economics; ecology; geomorphology; and life sciences.

WAAND / Women Artists Archives National Directory
Directs users to archival repositories in the U.S. with collections of primary source material about women visual artists active in the U.S. after 1945 in addition to primary source material about the organizations, collectives, publications, alternative spaces, and artists' communities where the artists worked or continue to work. The Collections Database describes the primary source material for each artist (or organization, collective, publication, alternative space, artists' community) that is held by the repository.

WAAND / Women Artists Archives National Directory
Directs users to archival repositories in the U.S. with collections of primary source material about women visual artists active in the U.S. after 1945 in addition to primary source material about the organizations, collectives, publications, alternative spaces, and artists' communities where the artists worked or continue to work. The Collections Database describes the primary source material for each artist (or organization, collective, publication, alternative space, artists' community) that is held by the repository.

Image Collections

African & Asian Visual Artists Archive, University of East London
The most comprehensive slide archive of contemporary visual art by artists of African and Asian descent working in the UK since the post-war period. The archive houses over 6,000 slides of artworks and exhibitions, as well as publications and videos about and by artists.  There are over 200 individual artist folders, as well as curators, art historians, cultural critics and arts organization files.  AAVAA is searchable by keyword, including title, artist, subject, technique, and description. Sponsored by University of East London.

Agence Photographique, Réunion des Musées Nationaux
More than 100,000 color transparencies and 500,000 black-and-white negatives relating to works of art in France's national museums: paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, drawings and photographs.  Also includes 120,000 glass plates (the Fonds Vizzavona-Druet) documenting artistic life in the first half of the twentieth century.  Offers a representative survey of the history of art, archaeology, architecture, and ethnology.  English version available.

American Memory, Library of Congress
Created by the Library of Congress, American Memory 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.

Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library - UC access only
19th- and early 20th-century architecture, decorative arts and sculpture photographs from Cornell University Library, A.D. White Photographs Collection.

AP Images - UC access only
4.6 million photographs from the Associated Press dating back to 1826 to the present. Historical photos date from 1996 to 1826. Also includes tens of thousands of graphics, over 4,500 hours of audio files dating from the 1920s, and news stories and headlines dating from 1997. Search by keyword to search all the images in the photo collection or do an advanced search to limit results. Access via the Art History/Classics Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Image Databases.

Archive of Early American Images, The John Carter Brown Library, An Institution for Advanced Research in History and the Humanities at Brown University - UC access only
Colonial Americas, from Hudson Bay to Tierra del Fuego, 1492 to ca. 1825.

Artstor - UCB access only
Artstor is a comprehensive image database containing approximately 1,000,000 images documenting artistic traditions across many times and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
NOTE: When connecting from off campus, Mac users must use VPN (Virtual Private Network) to successfully download images.

UCB User Guide to Artstor

Instructional Video:

Artstor's Batch Download Tool by Lynn Cunningham, Visual Resource Collection, University of California Berkeley

Artstor Subject Guides:

Asian Studies Highlights content related to the history and culture of Asia, as illustrated by works of art and architecture, from traditional forms to contemporary works, as well as photographs of historical events and figures.

Classical Studies Highlights content related to the ancient Mediterranean world, as illustrated by images of architecture, architectural decoration, sculpture, vases, mosaics, jewelry, metalwork, etc.

Design Highlights content related to western and non-western design, which include images of drawings, models, posters, advertisements, appliances, furniture, and cars from a variety of periods.

Decorative Arts Highlights content related to western and non-western decorative arts, including a varied selection of images of furniture, tableware, tools, textiles, ceramics, silver, and jewelry from a range of periods.

Medieval Studies Highlights content related to the Early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic periods in Europe, which include images of mosaics, stained glass, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, ivories, churches, and cathedrals.

Photography Highlights content related to the history of photography, including works by significant photographers chronicling people, events, and places of our time, as well as images documenting the development of landmark processes and technologies, from early daguerreotypes to contemporary prints.

Renaissance Studies Highlights content related to the art and architecture of Renaissance Europe, including prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, buildings, fresco cycles, and other forms of architectural decoration.

The Beazley Archive, University of Oxford
The Beazley Archive is the largest single collection of images (over 27,000)  from Greek vases, and is excellently indexed, not only by painter, vase shape, location, etc. but by subject. A good place to find images from both classical myths and from everyday life, with full scholarly apparatus.

Biblioteca Ambrosiana -- Inventory-Catalogue of the Drawings
In cooperation with the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, Professor Robert Randolf Coleman of the University of Notre Dame is producing this inventory-catalogue of the Ambrosiana's collection of some 12,000 drawings by European artists who were active from the fourteenth through nineteenth centuries.

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (Image Index of Art and Architecture)
Published by the German Documentation Center for Art History/Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, this database includes over 2 million images of art and architecture in thirteen European countries. The images and data are contributed from 80 partners. Search by places, artist, portraits, and topics.

British Museum
Currently includes over 2 million objects in the online collection, of which over 650,000 have one or more images.

CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
Collection of approximately 95,000 art images contributed and described by leading museums. All rights-cleared for educational use.

Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance - UCB access only
The Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance is an image database of ancient works of art known during the Renaissance, along with information about them: authorship; conventional title; provenance; current and former locations; Renaissance texts discussing them; and some modern scholarship. It includes 10,000 ancient monuments, 20,000 references to Renaissance texts, and 30,000 photographs.
User Guide

Web access is automatic if you click on "Dyabola Databases" from UCB Library computers. On the screen, check the box labeled "IP-Zugang", then click on "Start", then choose Census database.  To access these databases from off campus, please consult the UC Berkeley Library Proxy Server Service for complete information and instructions.

Accessing using Mac OSX:  Only Safari and Netscape are supported for access through the proxy server for Dyabola databases. Even if you are accessing from on-campus locations, we recommend using these browsers to avoid service interruptions.

Claire Holt Indonesian Art Images, Cornell University Library - UC access only
Art, architecture, ceremonies, landscapes, paintings, people, sculpture, textiles, and theatre from Cornell Indonesian Arts Project.

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum : CVAOnline
A searchable collection of more than 100,000 digital images of decorated Greek pottery, drawn from the illustrations of the out-of-print fascicles of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The print version of CVA is arranged by country, then by holding institution, and surveys comprehensively collections of Greek vases in museums around the world.

CORSAIR
A collaboration between the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Index of Christian Art, CORSAIR provides access to more than 5,000 digital images from the Morgan Library’s renowned collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, spanning some ten centuries of Western illumination. Includes a complete list of manuscripts with images in CORSAIR.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection - UC access only
Containing over 13,600 maps online, the collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the world, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, children's and manuscript maps. The collection can be used to study history, genealogy and family history.

Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture: Image and Text Collections, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on early America. Included are electronic texts and facsimiles, image databases, and online resources.

Digital Scriptorium, University of California, Berkeley
Published by the University of California Berkeley, the Digital Scriptorium is an image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, intended to unite scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. Note that separate searches are available for the Huntington Library's collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts as well as images from selected from Census of Petrarch Manuscripts.

Enluminures Database
Contains 14,000 selected images from over a thousand illuminated manuscripts preserved by French public libraries. 

Estate Project for Artists with Aids Virtual Collection
The Estate Project for Artists with Aids Virtual Collection is a database of high quality images representing the works of artists with HIV/AIDS.  It includes 4,000 images, photography, painting, sculpture, installation, performance, etc. drawn from the collections of Visual AIDS, Visual AIDS/Boston, Visual Aid/San Francisco, and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Center.

Europeana
Search engine for the digitized collections of museums, libraries, archives, audio-visual archives, and galleries across Europe, including virtual exhibitions to learn and discover specific themes.

Farber Gravestone Collection - UC access only
The Farber Gravestone Collection documents gravestone sculpture, mostly prior to 1800. These early stones are both a significant form of artistic creation and records of biographical information, such as name, death date of the deceased, stone location, and information concerning the stone material, iconography, the inscription, and (when known) the carver.

The Frick Collection Digital Photoarchive
This site enables visitors to browse and download jpegs of large format digital files created through a project supported by The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Henry Luce Foundation.

George Ortiz Collection
The George Ortiz Collection, regarded as an important private collection of ancient art and ethnography, is available on-line as an academic resource.  Included are 20 key works from the collection presented in 3-D format. Fully searchable catalogue entries are available for each object, as well as glossaries.

Getty Research Institute Images
Approximately 10,000+ high-resolution images, including artists’ sketchbooks, drawings and watercolors, rare prints from the 16th through the 18th century, 19th-century architectural drawings of cultural landmarks, and early photographs of the Middle East and Asia. Available to the public for use without fees or restriction.

Google Art Project
The Google Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 art partners from 40 countries, with over 30,000 works of art, from sculpture to architecture and drawings.

Google Images
The largest database of images available, although metadata or information on the source is generally not included. Images may not be high resolution.

Goupil & Cie, Getty Research Institute
Online access to all pages of the fifteen Goupil & Cie/Boussod, Valadon & Co. Stock Books held in Special Collections of the Getty Research Institute. The 7½ stock books from the main office and showroom of Goupil & Cie in Paris give the date of acquisition, name of seller (and sometimes their address), dimensions of work, name of purchaser, date of sale, and selling price for 10,164 works of art bought and sold by the gallery from 1846 to 1875. With a stronger emphasis on Impressionist works, the 7½ ledgers of its successor—Boussod, Valadon & Co.—continue the records through 1919 (about 20,000 entries).

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Metropolitan Museum of Art
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The timeline extends from prehistory to the present day.

Helios Photography Online, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Online collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Photography Collection.

HAVRC Online: the online catalog & image database of the History of Art Visual Resources Collection, University of California, Berkeley
HAVRC Online is the visual online public access catalog to the 35mm slide and photographic print collection of the History of Art Visual Resources Collection.

Hoover Institution Poster Collection, Stanford University
The Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection includes political posters from around the world. Thousands of posters date from World War I and World War II, though the posters cover the entire twentieth century. Posters from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Russian empire and the Soviet Union, and France are well represented, but also included are posters from more than eighty countries.

ICONCLASS
Iconclass is a subject-specific classification system and a hierarchically ordered collection of definitions of objects, persons, events and abstract ideas that can be the subject of an image. Art historians, researchers and curators use it to describe, classify and examine images represented in various media such as paintings, manuscripts, posters, photographs and newspaper clippings.

Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies [IDEAS]
Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Index of Christian Art Database, Princeton University - UCB access only
Contians over 80,000 work of art records accompanied by over 100,000 images in color and black & white. A thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects to 1400. Note that the online version does not contain all of the images available in the original card files that are only available for consultation at The Getty and Princeton University.  Images not available are labeled restricted in the record.  Images that are available are referred to as public image.  Simply click to access the image.

International Center for Medieval Art's Photostream
An open access database of high resolution images of interest to Medievalists.

Japanese Historical Maps, East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley - UC access only
The Japanese Historical Maps Collection of the East Asian Library contains early maps of Japan and the world. Represented in this collection are a selection of maps and books. Includes Japanese city maps dating back 300 years

Joconde, Musées de France
Entirely in French and operated by the Direction des Musées de France, the database provides over 500,000 works, some of which contain images of drawings, prints, paintings, sculpture, photography and art objects. Representing over 80 French museums, the database spans the 17th century to the present. Each record provides highly detailed information on a work of art, including artist, date of birth/death, location, dimensions, etc.

The Kidder Smith Slide Archives on American Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This collection of images supports the programs and curriculum in MIT's School of Architecture and Planning. The images extensively document architectural history and design, urban history with a special emphasis on the Boston area, landscape architecture, urban planning, archaeology, photography, fine and applied art and media.

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
A complete documentation of the frescoes of the upper church of San Francesco in Assisi, undertaken in 1977 by Luigi Artini.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
Contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The collections of the Prints & Photographs Division include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collections Online
This searchable database includes approximately 70,000 records and 50,000 images from a wide variety of LACMA curatorial departments.

LUCI, Library of University of California Images - UC access only
The Library of UC Images contains images on ancient Greek and Roman antiquities and California art and architecture.

Mapping Gothic France
A database of images, texts, charts and historical maps of Gothic architecture in 12th and 13th century France.

Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, National Library of the Netherlands
Includes over 10,000 images from 400+ manuscripts.This database contains information about the illuminated medieval manuscripts of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum.  Searchable in German, French or English.

Michael, Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe
Includes digital collections from museums, archives, libraries and other cultural institutions.

Museums in the Online Archive of California (MOAC) - UCB access only
The MOAC collection contains a selection of images from 11 California cultural institutions.

National Gallery of Art NGA Images
A repository of digital images from the National Gallery. More than 20,000 open access digital images up to 3000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use. NGA Images is designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Access to over 700,000 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.

Online Archive of California (OAC)
Online Archive of California (OAC), in partnership with the California Digital Library (CDL), is a digital resource providing access to materials held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California. Primary sources include letters, diaries, manuscripts, photographs and other pictorial items, architectural records, artwork, artifacts,ephemera, etc. Advanced searching available.

Parker Library on the Web
An interactive, web-based workspace designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Photo Study Collection, Getty Research Institute
The Getty Research Library's Photo Study Collection, a work in progress, contains approximately two million photographs that document works of art and architecture. Approximately half of the Getty photographic holdings are represented. 

Photographic Portraits of American Artists from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection
Created by the fine art photography firm Peter A. Juley & Son, this group of 4,700 photographs records a broad range of artists. Highlights include portraits of Thomas Hart Benton, Selma Burke, Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, etc. Some of the images show artists in their studios or offer glimpses into the artistic and social climate in which they worked.

Portfolio, Princeton University Library
Includes images from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library, including photographs, portraits, illuminated manuscripts and miniatures, illustrated books, and works of art on paper.

Pratt Institute Ex Libris Collection - UC access only
19th- and 20th-century bookplates from Pratt Libraries.

Pratt Institute Fashion Plate Collection - UC access only
Hand-colored fashion plates from 1922 from Pratt Libraries.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Collections Access Online
Search for specific artworks or artists in SFMOMA's collections, or browse by artist, medium or subject. The database represents only a portion of the collection.

Slide and Photograph Image Retrieval Online (SPIRO), University of California, Berkeley
SPIRO is the visual online catalog to the 35 mm slide collection of the College of Environmental Design Visual Resources Library. Contains 250,000 slides and 20,000 photographs.

Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
Search over 7.4 million records with 568,100 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries.

Tebtunis Papyri, University of California, Berkeley - UC access only
From the Tebtunis Papyri Collection at the Bancroft Library, 55 images of Egyptian papyri evacuated at the site of ancient Tebtunis.

Vézelay, Benedictine Abbey Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, University of Pittsburgh
Site created by Dr. Alison Stones, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, with the Digital Research Library of the University Library System.  This image collection visually documents Vézelay, the Benedictine Abbey Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Burgundy, France. The collection is  comprised of 91 images, documenting one of the most important surviving monuments of architecture and sculpture of the Romanesque period.

Visual Collections: Images of Art, History and Culture
Visual Collections includes more than 300,000 images from over 50 collections, including museums, universities and private collections throughout the world sponsored by David Rumsey and Cartography Associates.  Fine art, photography, maps, architecture and other collections of culture are represented within Visual Collections, which is made possible through the contributions of dozens of institutions.

Walter Scott Digital Archive
Sir Walter Scott portraits, art, illustrations, and places from Edinburgh University Library's Walter Scott Digital Archive.

Web Gallery of Art
A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism periods (1000-1850), currently containing over 29.000 reproductions.

White House Art Collection
Approximately 300 selected images from the White House collection of fine and decorative arts, presented by the White House Historical Association. Search images of the White House, portraits of Presidents and First Ladies, or browse by Title, Artist, Type and People.

World War II Posters, Bucknell University

WorldImages
This image database allows you to search over 30,000 images from throughout the world. Created by the faculty, staff and students of the California State University System.

Journals, Electronic Full Text

Journal Collections:

California Digital Library Ejournals -- Architecture, Fine & Decorative Arts - UC access only
A directory of UC Berkeley's licensed electronic journals.

JSTOR - UCB access only
JSTOR is a full text archive of interdisciplinary scholarly journal literature. A list of included journals by discipline is available.

Project Muse - UC access only
250 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Topics include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others. Covers 1993 - present.

Individual E-Journals:

AATA Online
Abstracts: 1932 - current. A comprehensive database of 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.

Afterall - UC access only
Full Text: Issue 0 (1998/99) - current

ARLIS/NA Reviews
Extensive book reviews provided in Art Documentation, the official bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America. Covers 1996 - present.

Art History
Full Text: Vol. 20 (1997) - current

Artstor Newsletter
Full Text: Vol. 2 (Summer 2004) - current

Aspen
Full Text: No. 1 (1965) - 10 (1971)

CAA News
Full text: 2002-current. Formerly a printed publication, CAA News is published six times a year as a PDF.

CAA Reviews - UCB access only
Critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies published by the College Art Association.

Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Ren Studies
Full Text: Vol.1 (1970) - current

Detroit Institute of Arts Bulletins and Annual Reports
Full text for 1919-1950.

Detroit Museum of Art Historical Report, Bulletins, and Annual Reports
Full Text for 1891-1919.

Fillip - UCB only
Full Text: Issue 1 (2006) - current

Frieze - UCB only
Full Text: 1991 - current
Access is available for currently enrolled UCB students, faculty and staff. For password, please contact Art History/Classics Library staff in 308F Doe, or phone 642-5358.

Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter
Full Text: Vol. 6:1 (1991) - current

Grey Room
Full Text: Vol. 2 (2001) - current

ICMA Newsletter
Full Text: December 2008 - April 2012
Note: Scroll to bottom of page

Illuminations : Berkeley's Online Magazine of Research in the Arts and Humanities
Full Text: Vol. 1 (2002) - current

Journal of Art Historiography
Full Text: Number 1 (December 2009) - current

Journal of Contemporary Art
Full Text: 1988 - 1995

Journal of the History of Collections - UC access only
Full Text: v.1 (1989)-

Konsthistorisk Tidskrift: Journal of Art History - UC access only
Full Text: Vol. 66 (1997) - current

Kunsttexte.de: Journal für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte
Full Text: Vol. 1 (2001) - current
An open-source peer-reviewed art historical journal published by Humboldt Universität Berlin

Leonardo - UC access only
Full Text: Vol. 32 (1999)  - current
International peer reviewed ejournal and web archive covering the interaction of the arts, sciences and technology.  Emphasizes rapid publication of recent work and critical discussion on current topics.  Contents includes Leonardo Reviews, Research Abstracts of recent Ph.D. and Masters theses, curated Galleries of current new media art, and topical Special Issues.

Limn
Full Text: Issue 0 (2010) - current

Mediamatic Magazine
Full Text: Vol. 8:1 (no date) - 10:1 (1999)

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Full Text: Vol. 1:1 (2002) - current

Open Arts Journal
Full Text: Issue 1 - current

Oxford Art Journal - UC access only
Full Text: Vol.1 (1978) - current

PsyArt: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts
Full Text: Vol. 1 (1997) - current

Studio Magazine
Full Text: Winter/Spring 2011 - current

Tate Etc.
Full Text: Issue 1 (Summer 2004) - current

Tate Papers
Full Text: Issue 1 (Spring 2004) - current

The Art Book
Full Text: Vol. 1 (1994) - current

Third Text - UC access only
Full Text: Vol. 11 (1997) - current

Tout-fait: The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal
Full Text: 2005 - current

Visual Culture in Britain - UCB access only
Full Text: Vol. 7 (2006) - current

Vogue Archive - UCB access only
Full Text: Vol. 1 (1892) - current

World Art - UCB access only
Full Text: Vol. 1 (2011) - current

Journals, Current

Current Art History Journals

Library Catalogs

OskiCat
Find books and journals held in most UCB campus libraries.
GUIDE

Melvyl
NGM is the library catalog of all campuses of the University of California Libraries. Search holdings, selected full-text articles, ebooks, digital content, archival information, and more.

UC-eLinks Single Citation Linker - UC access only
The UC-eLinks Single Citation Linker is an interface that allows you to locate the full text of an article from a citation. Your search results will show a direct link to online full text of the article or links to the Melvyl catalog for library holdings and call numbers. This interface also allows UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students to request materials from another library if no UCB access or library holdings are found.

WorldCat - UC access only
Contains the catalogs of more than 41,000 libraries worldwide. Includes citations for books, journals, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, computer files, newspapers, slides, videotapes, etc.

Library of Congress Classification Outline
Main classes of the Library of Congress Classification. Click on any class to view an outline of its subclasses.

Individual Library Catalogs:

ARCADE
Arcade is the catalog for the Frick Art Reference Library, the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, and the Museum of Modern Art Library--three collections participating in the New York Art Resources Consortium.

ArtLibraries.Net: Virtual Catalogue for Art History
Over 8 million records for articles in periodicals, conference papers, festschriften, exhibition catalogues and books, archival and photographic materials, and online resources. Data is included for research institutes, educational institutions, museums, pertinent holdings of general research libraries, as well as specialized union catalogues, online bibliographies, and other relevant web databases. For a list of catalogs included, click on "select single catalogues."

Bibliothèque National de France
Access to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France bibliographic databases. BN-OPALE and BN-OPALINE databases contain more than 2.5 million bibliographic references.

British Library Integrated Catalogue
The British Library Integrated Catalogue is a web interface to the main British Library catalogues.

British Museum
Currently includes 279,713 objects in the online collection, of which 126,401 have one or more images.

Copac
Catalog listings of over 70 major UK and Irish libraries, including national libraries, university libraries and research libraries.

Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA brings together the materials of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available.

European Library
Catalog listings and digitized items from the national libraries of Europe.

Getty Research Institute Research Library Catalog
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.

Google Book Search
Searches the full text of books on many subjects, including some from the University of California libraries. The full text of a book can be displayed only if the book is out of copyright (generally, published before 1923) or if the copyright holder has given permission. Entries include links to "Find this book in a library".

The Huntington Library
Contains early English books before 1641 through 1700, and approximately 90% of  printed books, both rare and reference, for all periods and countries, with the exception of English and American books printed between 1701 and 1800. Also contains serials, microforms, CD-ROMS, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, and ephemera. Includes holdings of the Art Reference and Botanical Libraries--For complete catalogue content description, see Contents of the Catalogue . May be searched by author, title, author/title, subject, and keywords.

New York Public Library
Access to more than 6.8 million records acquired from around the world in a variety of formats.

Stanford University Library Catalog
Socrates, Stanford's Web-based library catalog, contains bibliographic citations for materials in Stanford libraries. 

Museums, Bay Area

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive (University of California, Berkeley)

California College of the Arts, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

De Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Oakland Museum of California

The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture, Hanford, California

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Jose Museum of Art

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Museums, Worldwide

The Official Museum Directory
Over 15,000 frequently updated listings, including institution, location, category, and personnel names. Find institution mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail and Web site information. Locate vendors and professionals with the Products and Services Suppliers Guide, organized by service type and indexed alphabetically by name.

Acropolis Museum, Athens

American Folk Art Museum, New York

Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

Art Institute of Chicago

Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford

Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München

Benaki Museum, Athens

British Museum, London

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Dia Art Foundation, New York

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, New York

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

George Eastman House Photography Collections Online

Guggenheim, New York-Bilbao-Venice-Berlin-Las Vegas

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Jeu de Paume, Paris

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Louvre, Paris

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Doha, Qatar

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Moscow Design Museum

Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Musée Guimet, Paris

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery, London

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

National Portrait Gallery, London

Neue Galerie, New York

Prado, Madrid

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England

Smithsonian, Washington D.C.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Tate, Britain

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Organizations, Art-Related

American Association of Museums
The American Association of Museums assists museum staff, boards, and volunteers nationwide through advocacy, professional education, information exchange, accreditation, and guidance on current professional standards of performance.

American Society for Aesthetics
Features articles on aesthetics, philosophy of art, art theory and art criticism, including information about aesthetics-related events and internet resources worldwide.  Provides link to the Aesthetics-L mailing list for the exchange of ideas and information about aesthetics and philosophy of art.

Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is a nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America and dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

Art Libraries Society of North America
The goal of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is to promote amongst art librarians better communication and cooperation, and to provide a forum for ideas, projects, and programs. Membership includes architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, and others interested in visual arts information.

Art Museum Network
The Art Museum Network is a vehicle for major art museums to provide free access to information about their collections, exhibitions, and services.

The Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley (ARC)
The Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley (formerly Consortium for the Arts) is a think tank for the arts; an interdisciplinary space that brings people together from across the university and beyond, in and outside the arts, to converse, collaborate and build community.

ArtTable, Inc.
Founded in 1981, ArtTable, Inc., is a national membership organization for professional women in leadership positions in the visual arts.

Biennial Foundation
Independent non-profit arts organization founded in 2009 to create a spirit of solidarity and equality among contemporary art biennials worldwide, and to facilitate a diversity of platforms for the exchange of information and expertise.

College Art Association
Promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching; facilitates the exchange of ideas and information; advocates comprehensive and inclusive education; provides opportunities for publication of scholarship, criticism, and artists' writings; fosters career development and professional advancement; honors accomplishments of artists, art historians, and critics; and, articulates and affirms the highest ethical standards in the conduct of the profession.

Mellon Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides grants in higher education, museums and art conservation, performing arts, conservation and the environment, and public affairs. 

Museum Computer Network
The Museum Computer Network is a nonprofit organization of professionals dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums through the use of computer technologies.

National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts provides national recognition and support to significant projects of artistic excellence, thus preserving and enhancing the nation's diverse cultural heritage.

National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage
NINCH is a diverse coalition of organizations created to assure leadership from the cultural community in the evolution of the digital environment. NINCH pursues its mission through education, collaboration, and providing a framework to advance projects, programs, and partnerships.

The Official Museum Directory
Over 15,000 frequently updated listings, including institution, location, category, and personnel names. Find institution mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail and Web site information. Locate vendors and professionals with the Products and Services Suppliers Guide, organized by service type and indexed alphabetically by name.

Rhizome
Rhizome supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology, serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices, and draws attention to artists, their work, their perspectives and the complex interrelationships between technology, art and culture.

Society of Antiquaries of London
Founded in 1701, the Society's interests embrace all aspects of archaeology, architectural and art history, conservation, heraldry, anthropological, ecclesiastical, documentary, musical and linguistic study. The Online Catalogue of Drawings and Museum Objects link found on the Library page provides a database of over 4,100 objects including over 2,000 images.

The Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California Berkeley
The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities gathers the creative and diverse energies of the humanities at UC Berkeley.  The Center's programs and services promote research, teaching, and discussion throughout the humanities and related interpretive sciences at Berkeley.

Visual Resources Association
A multi-disciplinary community of image management professionals working in educational and cultural heritage environments committed to providing leadership in the field, developing and advocating standards, and providing educational tools and opportunities for its members.

Research Guides

Acquiring Art & Photography Books on the Web

Art Biographical Reference Works: A Selected Guide

Current Journals

How to Research an Artwork

Microforms for Art Historians

The Research Process: A Guide

[ CATALOGS ][ COMMENTS ][ HOME ]
Copyright © 2014 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
 Last updated 10/13/14. Server manager: Contact