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Art websites - Exhibitions to Publishers

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.

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  • Auctions and sales
  • Bibliographies
  • Bookshops
  • Catalogues of works of art
  • Cultural associations
  • Dictionaries
  • Directories
  • Directories of art libraries
  • Exhibition listings
  • Exhibition venues

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Alexander Calder: les années parisiennes, 1926-1933 (Centre Pompidou)

Baroque (Victoria & Albert Museum)

La Biennale di Venezia

Luca Cambiaso

Caravaggio and the Giustiniani

Cézanne a Firenze

Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France


Le Grand monde d'Andy Warhol (Grand Palais)

The Library of Congress exhibitions

Michelangelo's Dream (The Courtauld Gallery)

The Mirror & the Mask: portraiture in the age of Picasso

L'Uomo del Rinascimento: Leon Battista Alberti e le arti a Firenze

Government departments and agencies

The English Heritage

Heritage Lottery Fund - includes information on how to apply, past grants, statistics, publications

Unesco World Heritage


World Heritage Sites

Image resources

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, Architecture, Design, and Archaeology

Olga's Gallery- contains over 8,000 images

Shakespeare illustrated

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).

Looted Art

The Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property, 1933-1945



National Gallery of Victoria


Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Museum Residenzgalerie Salzburg


Ghent Museum of Fine Art

Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Royal Museum of Fine Arts), Antwerp

Musée Magritte

Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

Museum Mayer van den Bergh (Antwerp)


National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada)




Centre des Monuments Nationaux

Centre Pompidou

Cité de l’architecture et du Patrimoine

Cité de la Musique

Fondation Bemberg

Musée Calvet

Musée d'Orsay

Musée de l'Orangerie

Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

Musée du Louvre

Musée du Quai Branly

Musée Fabre

Musée Girodet

Musée Granet

Musée Jacquemart-André

Musée Maillol

Musée national du Moyen Age (Musée de Cluny)

Musée national Eugène Delacroix

Musée national Picasso, Paris

Musées de la Ville de Paris

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille

Réunion des Musées Nationaux - information about the 33 French National Museums


Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) - Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Museum Brandthorst, Sammlung Schack

Hamburger Kunsthalle

Museum Folkwang (Essen)

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Städel Museum, Frankfurt

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne


Acropolis Museum

Benaki Museum

Hellenic Ministry of Culture - includes museums, monuments and archaeological sites of Greece

Museum of Cycladic Art

Vyzantino kai Christianiko Mouseio


National Gallery of Ireland


Casa Buonarroti

Doria Pamphilj - includes the Galleria Doria Pamphilj in Rome, and Palazzo del Principe in Genoa.

Florence Museums

Galleria d’arte moderna e contemporanea (Rome)

Musei Capitolini

Musei Civici d'Arte Antica (Ferrara)

Museo Cappella Sansevero

Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto

Museo Horne

Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Museo del Novecento

Palazzo Ducale (Genoa)

Palazzo Grassi

Pinacoteca di Brera

Polo Museale Veneziano - includes: Gallerie dell’Accademia, Galleria G.Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, Museo d’Arte Orientale, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Palazzo Grimani

The Netherlands

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam)

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg


Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Museo Nacional del Prado

Museo Sorolla

Museo Thyssen Bornemisza (Madrid-Barcelona)

Museu Picasso de Barcelona

Museums of Spain


Kunsthaus Zürich

United Kingdom

The Ashmolean Museum

The Bowes Museum

The British Museum

Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Imperial War Museum

Museum of London

National Galleries of Scotland

The National Gallery (London)

National Museum of Photography, Film and television

National Museums and Galleries of Wales

National Museums of Scotland

National Portrait Gallery

The Royal Collection

The Sir John Soane’s Museum

Somerset House

Tate (Tate Britain and Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives)

The Victoria & Albert Museum

The Wallace Collection

Wellcome Collection

United States of America

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Frick Collection

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Morgan Library and Museum

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian Institution


Vatican Museums


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

ICOM Virtual library Museums Pages - a distributed directory of on-line museums

Links zu weiteren Museen im Internet

National Museum Directors' Conference

Online catalogues

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 - virtual catalogue for art history

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 British Museum Collection Database

The Courtauld Institute of Art Book Library

Early Netherlandish paintings in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Volume I: Artists born before 1500.

The Essence of line (French Drawings from Ingres to Degas

Gustave Moreau: catalogue sommaire des dessins.

Istituto universitario di storia dell'arte (Florence)

IRIS Consortium (an association of Florentine area art history and humanities libraries).

Bibliothèque Kandinsky

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.

National Portrait Gallery

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

Pre-Raphaelitre Online Resource - Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Polo museale fiorentino - Centro di documentazione Works of art in 25 museums in Florence (including the Galleria degli Uffizi)

REPFALL Répertoire des peintures françaises des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles en Allemagne

RETIF Répertoire des tableaux italiens dans les collections publiques françaises (XIII-XIX siècles)

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.

Tate Library Catalogue

Vincent Van Gogh: The Letters

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.

Prints & drawings

Calcografia nacional [should be at, 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)

Delineavit et Sculpsit: the Internet site for Dutch & Flemish Old Master prints and drawings

The Drawing Center

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


5 Continents Editions

Abbeville Press



Federico Motta Editore

Hatje Cantz Verlag


Paul Holberton Publishing

Phaidon Press

Princeton University Press


Silvana Editoriale


Thames & Hudson


Yale University Press


BAFRA – The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association

British Picture Restorers, 1630-1950

Art websites Architecture to Exhibition Venues