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ArchINFORM is a database for international architecture, originally emerging from records of interesting building projects from architecture students. It has become the largest online-database about worldwide architects and buildings from past to present. This database includes information on over more than 27000 built and unrealized projects from various architects and planners. The architecture of the 20th century is the main theme of this database. It's possible to look for a special project via an architect, town or keyword with the indices or by using a query form. For most entries you get the name, address, keywords and information about further literature. Some entries include images, comments, and links to other Websites or internal links.
Art Images for College Teaching (AICT)
Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) is a personal, non-profit project of its author, art historian and visual resources curator Allan T. Kohl . AICT is intended primarily to disseminate images of art and architectural works in the public domain on a free-access, free-use basis to all levels of the educational community, as well as to the public at large. The images displayed on this site have been photographed on location by the author, who consents to their use in any application that is both educational and non-commercial in nature.
British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
The Library holds one of the richest collections of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the world, and aims to provide access to images and information about its manuscripts to students, scholars, and the general public. The illuminated manuscripts in the following collections are included in the Catalogue: Arundel; Burney; Egerton; Hargrave; Harley; Henry Davis; Hirsch; King’s; Lansdowne; Sloane; Stowe and Yates Thompson. The Catalogue includes descriptions and images of western manuscripts with pictorial and decorative embellishments, from fully painted miniatures to decorated initials.
Cornell University LUNA Browser
Cornell University offers a range of digital collections that showcase visual resources from its rich cultural collections. Original materials include fine art, archival photographs, ephemera, images in rare books, and other original works from its library collections, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, as well as visual resources and original pictorial field work for the study of art, architecture, anthropology, and classics. Subject areas are diverse and include ornithology, western architecture, Renaissance studies, U.S. presidential elections, and geographically-specific studies, including Iceland, Indonesia, Korea, and Peru.
Georgetown University: Labyrinth
Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a World Wide Web server at Georgetown University. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus and links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images on other servers around the world.
Getty Conducting Research Tools
The Getty Research Institute has formulated several indices and databases, including the Photo Study Collection, which facilitates supplementary and original pictorial research for the study of fine arts from antiquity to the modern period, Provenance Research, which contains indexed transcriptions of material from auction catalogs and archival inventories of western European works of art, and contains nearly 1,000,000 records that cover the period from the late 16th century to the early 20th century, and AATA Online, a comprehensive database of over 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History is funded by the Heilbrunn Foundation, New Tamarind Foundation, and ZODIAC Fund. The comprehensive site contains world maps, cultural production by period and geographic region, thematic essays and works of art. In addition patrons may browse works of art held at the MMA by subject, artist, or work.
Library of Congress Digital Collections and Services
The Library of Congress has made digitized versions of collection materials available online since 1994, concentrating on its most rare collections and those unavailable anywhere else. The growing treasury includes digitized photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, and books, as well as "born digital"
materials such as web sites.
Princeton University Index of Christian Art (Princeton ICA)
The Index records works of art produced from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1550. There is a focus on art of the western world, with significant holdings from Coptic Egypt, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Syria, Armenia, and the Near East. Seventeen different media are represented in the archive, including manuscripts, metalwork, sculpture, painting, glass, and so forth. The Internet database presently contains nearly 80,000 work of art records which are accompanied by over one-hundred thousand images in color and black and white.
Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is 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 24.000 reproductions. Picture commentaries and artist biographies are available.
Sarah Lawrence Visual Resources utilizes Getty Thesauri controlled vocabularies in the collection record data fields for Class, Technique and Work Type.
British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts Glossaryhttp://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/glossary.asp
The Online Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts is a searchable database of some of the western illuminated manuscripts in the British Library. The Library holds one of the richest collections of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the world, and aims to provide access to images and information about its manuscripts to students, scholars, and the general public. The Catalogue includes descriptions and images of western manuscripts with pictorial and decorative embellishments, from fully painted miniatures to decorated initials. In order to maximize the number of images, the Catalogue includes digital scans of existing slides as well newly commissioned digital images. As a result, the image quality can vary.
Getty AAT (Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus)http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat/
The AAT is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 131,000 terms and other information about concepts. Terms in AAT may be used to describe art, architecture, decorative arts, material culture, and archival materials. Terms for any concept may include the plural form of the term, singular form, natural order, inverted order, spelling variants, various forms of speech, and synonyms that have various etymological roots.
Getty ULAN (Getty Union List of Artist Names) http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/ulan/
The ULAN is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 293,000 names and other information about artists. Names in ULAN may include given names, pseudonyms, variant spellings, names in multiple languages, and names that have changed over time (e.g., married names).
Getty TGN (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/tgn/
TGN is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 1,106,000 names and other information about places. Names for a place may include names in the vernacular language, English, other languages, historical names, names and in natural order and inverted order.
Sarah Lawrence Visual Resources utilizes general information available from Answers in the collection record data note fields.