This is a selective list of art resources on the web. It is divided into different topics; websites in each topic are listed in alphabetical order.
Heritage Lottery Fund - includes information on how to apply, past grants, statistics, publications
ArtCyclopedia- browsing by movement, medium, subject, nationality, name of artist. all women artists. Also includes monthly features, art headlines, art museums worldwide, art links
ArtOnLine- includes Museum (which allows searches by name of artist, timeline, art collection), 20th-century art, art news and calendar of exhibitions, art games, art directory, art forum.
MINDATA Micropublications - a catalogue of microfilms and microfiches on Art, Arcitecture, Design, and Archaeology
Olga's Gallery- contains over 8,000 images
Thais-40 Centuries of Architecture (Egyptian, Greek, Islamic, Romanesque architecture -each section searchable by locality, subject or period)
Thais - 1200 years of Sculpture (Romanesque and Early Middle Ages, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and modern Sculpture)
Web Gallery of Art (over 15,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1800).
Museum Mayer van den Bergh (Antwerp)
Réunion des Musées Nationaux - information about the 33 French National Museums
Hellenic Ministry of Culture - includes museums, monuments and archaeological sites of Greece
Doria Pamphilj - includes the Galleria Doria Pamphilj in Rome, and Palazzo del Principe in Genoa.
Polo Museale Veneziano - includes: Gallerie dell’Accademia, Galleria G.Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, Museo d’Arte Orientale, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Palazzo Grimani
United States of America
Guggenheim Museum - New York, Bilbao, Venice, Berlin, Las Vegas
ICOM Virtual library Museums Pages - a distributed directory of on-line museums
Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America (a resource created by The Frick Collection)
ARLIS Periodicals Database - a union list of the art and design periodicals held by a wide range of academic, public, national and special libraries throughout the UK and Ireland.
Artists' Papers - a Location Register of the Papers of Artists, Designers and Craftsmen held in publicly accessible collections in the United Kingdom
British Architectural Library (RIBA Library) The database, which is updated daily, currently contains over 215,000 records of material catalogued and indexed since the early 1980s. Approximately 15,000 records are added to the database each year. It includes: an index to over 300 of the world's most respected architectural periodicals held in the RIBA Library; a catalogue of the books and audio visual materials acquired by the RIBA Library, including details of books available for loan to RIBA members; a catalogue of the RIBA Library Photographs Collection, including listings of slides available for hire; a catalogue of drawings and other materials acquired by the RIBA Library Drawings Collection since 1986, with brief entries now being added for acquisitions added earlier; a catalogue of the RIBA Library Manuscripts Collection; a biographical database of architects.
The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories (a resource created by The Frick Collection)
National Art Library
Some 500,000 entries are now included in the Library's Computer Catalogue, and the remainder of the Library's older material (some 1,500,000 items) will be included by the end of 2003. The database also includes brief information about many other UK libraries' art and design periodical holdings.
The Paul Mellon Centre Online Library Catalogue
Online Inventory-Catalogue of the Ambrosiana Drawings - a searchable catalogue of over 8,000 drawings in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Polo museale fiorentino - Centro di documentazione Works of art in 25 museums in Florence (including the Galleria degli Uffizi)
SASCAT - The University of London School of Advanced Study catalogue which contains the holdings of seven libraries, including those of the Warburg Institute and the Institute of Classical Studies.
Tate Collection - the national collection of British art from 1500 and of international modern art.
Virtual Catalogue for Art History (Virtueller Katalog Kunstgeschichte) - an initiative of a working group of European art libraries, providing access to over 8 million bibliographic records including many articles and reviews from periodicals and collections.
Calcografia nacional [should be at http://www.calcografianacional.com, but currently not working] - includes sections on the history of the Real Academia de Belas Artes de San Fernando, its departments, a bibliography of graphic art, and Goya's 4 major collections of etchings (Caprichos; Desastres de la Guerra; Disparates; Tauromachia)
Print Council of America - index of print catalogues raisonnés, information of printmaking techniques, online resources, and bibliographies.
William Hogarth and 18th-century print culture -architecture, painting, photography, sculpture, the nude