Africa and the African Diaspora

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Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources

A searchable list of links, also arranged by subject and countries/regions. Prepared by Karen Fung for the Electronic Technology Group, African Studies Association, USA, and housed at Standford University Library. Check out the Art section.

Art and Life in Africa Online

Art and Life in Africa Online contains information about African Art and Culture. Some of the material on this site hasbeen adapted from similar material developed for the Art and Life in Africa CD-ROM being produced at The University of Iowa. Additionally, some material is specific to this site (and not found on the CD), as noted below. Links to further resources on the web have been added where appropriate.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Part of the New York Public Library, the Schomburg is a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. Site includes online exhibitions and digital collections. research/sc/sc.html

The Americas

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National Museum of American Art

In the Collections & Exhibitions section, browse over 3000 digitized works, or search by artist or subject.


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China the Beautiful

The homepage for 5,000 years of Chinese Art and Literature - a tiny bit of it anyway. Includes the China Room, with examples of calligraphy from the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, a section on Paintings & Graphic Arts, Poetry, and Arts, in addition to many related links. Also has the Chinese Reading Room (special software required). china.html

Kyoto National Museum

Provides an online image database with over 10,000 images of over 3,200 objects or sets of objects from the museum collection, searchable by keyword or category.

Scenery Pictures of China (CND InfoBase)

Tourist shots divided into three series. The first, "The Land of Beauty," includes the "top ten scenic sites." The second series is of "Natural Landscapes," and the third is "Ancient Buildings." Also includes links to other sites with pictures of China, including a lot of good modern Hangzhou scenes and Time Magazine's "A Day in the Life of China." index.html


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Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Research Archive

An experiment in Hypermedia that has gained a great deal of attention within the circles of adepts. Also has great pictures and texts for those who hang out in other circles.
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Connecticut College's Wetmore Print Collection

Includes Rembrandt and Durer prints. They own the images and thus the copyrights (I don't think the Durer family has much of a case). Since they are generous they encourage the free distribution and display of the images.

Les Tres Riches Heures Du Duc De Berry

One of the image projects of the ARTFL Project, Univ. of Chicago. The pictures in this directory are from the calendar section of the Tres Riches Heures. This was painted some time between 1412 and 1416 and is arguably the most beautiful part of the manuscript; it is certainly the best known, being one of the great art treasures of France.

Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture

This Library of Congress exhibit presents some 200 of the Vatican Library's most precious manuscripts, books, and maps--many of which played a key role in the humanist recovery of the classical heritage of Greece and Rome.

Middle East and Islam

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ABZU: Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet

A project of The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, Chicago. Includes online journals, library catalogs, museum collections, and directories, in addition to subject and regional indexes. An Associate Site of the Argos search engine.

Classical World of the Mediterranean

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Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern

An exhibit at the Library of Congress that describes the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. Includes images of 12 scroll fragments and 29 other objects loaned by the Israel Antiquities Authority for this exhibition.

University of Michigan Papyrus Collection

Site provides a description of papyrus, a history and overview of the collection, and related resources. Also includes digital images of selected papyri. The site is currently being overhauled.


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California Academy of Sciences

Includes a database of pictures from more than 20,000 images of California plants (native and naturalized) as well as habitats.

Can Stock Photo

Can Stock Photo offers over 5 million professional royalty free stock photos. Free weekly downloads with thousands of new images added every week. Browsing through the library is free, and there are no access charges, registration requirements, or usage limits.

Digital Schomburg

Part of the New York Public Library, an extensive collection of images of African Americans from the nineteenth century.

Fotosearch Stock Image Library

Foto Search Stock Photography allows users to search from more than 7 million images from 140 quality stock photography publishers at one site and is one of the largest stock photography collections in the world. They can also find royalty-free clipart pictures, illustrations, stock video clips, maps, and more. Our database also includes over 20,000 stunning images from the National Geographic with 50 top photography vendors and 750,000 images.

At Foto Search there are:
over 1,500 images of the Great Wall of China

over 1,000 images of Byzantine Architecture html

over 4,000 images of Renaissance Architecture html

over 20,000 images of Medieval Architecture

over 2,000 resourceful historical images http://www.fotosearch. com/imagestate-rm/


George Eastman House

Includes selections from the collections.

Library of Congress: American Memory

Includes many collections that can be browsed by subject or searched. An amazing resource.


This collaborative website of the George Eastman House and International Center of Photography Alliance, is currently under development. This version is a prototype. Research continues on both the database back end and the design of the front end.
When completed, the site will provide in-depth access to the extensive photography resources of both institutions.ncludes many collections that can be browsed by subject or searched.


The new site is a meta-search engine for pictures and will be most useful for users. This site combines search results from Google, Bing (Shutterstock in some cases) and Picasa to get a variety of different images and photos.

University of Virginia, Daguerreotype site

Nice digital images of 19th century daguerreotypes, with some historical info and related resources.
http:/ /wsrv.clas.Virginia.EDU/~bhs2u/daguerre/dag01.html

Image Collections, Galleries and Sources

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Over 2,000 high quality scans of artwork by Mark Harden. From Abakanowicz to Wyeth. CD of the archive available to patrons.


Independent Comics for the Internet

Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall

A gallery of graffiti art from cities around the world


Artists, galleries, auctions, price database, market trends, and a wealth of information.

The Athenaeum

Interactive Humanities Online. Over 5000 high-quality images of public domain fine art. Users can upload material themselves, create and store notes directly on the image display pages, participate in discussion forums, create lists of artworks, etc.

Lists publications, galleries, and news and events pertaining to pre-1945 California art.

Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave

A site with pictures from the discovery in December, 1994 of a vast underground network of caves decorated with paintings and engravings dating from the Palaeolithic age (17,000 - 20,000 years ago).


The online research resource of the Pierpont Morgan Library. Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. CORSAIR, now includes more than 5,000 images from its collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. The images and accompanying descriptions are the product of a collaboration between the Morgan and the Index of Christian Art to photograph, digitize, and describe all significant illustrations within the Morgan's medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

Dia Center for the Arts

A multi-disciplinary contemporary arts organization. Site includes artist's projects, long-term installations, exhibitions, forums, programs, and publications.

Etciu Art Network

Etciu is a portal dedicated to art that contains a rich virtual museum and many other services. html

Gallerie DeLuxxe: Fluxus Home Page

Information on performance art and performance art spaces in NY.

Library of Congress Exhibits

The central location from which you can go to any of the many exhibits designed by the LOC. Exhibitions/Pages/Default.aspx

Paintings of Johannes Vermeer

Vermeer is regarded as one of the Dutch Golden Age's greatest painters. Much information about Vermeer can be found on the internet. On this page, you will find a variety of resources on Vermeer and his paintings. Some of the following web sites will allow you to download images of his paintings, which can be printed out with the proper printer ink.

Toulouse Lautrec

The complete works of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, the French post Impressionist painter, art nouveau illustrator, and lithographer. http://www.toulouse-

Treasures of The Louvre

Not an official page, but some good images nonetheless. Divided into Paintings, Egyptian Antiquities, Oriental Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, and Objets d'Art.
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Web Gallery of Art

The Web Gallery of Art contains over 6,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1750. A considerable number of the pictures are commented and biographies of the significant artists are given. A versatile search engine allows you to find pictures in the collection using various search criteria. A number of guided tours make it easier to visit the Gallery and to understand the artistic and historical relationship between different artworks and artists included in the collection.

WebMuseum, Paris!

An extensive collection of exhibitions from Gothic Painting to art of the 20th century. /wm/paint/

Wentworth Galleries

Visit one of Wentworth's 37 galleries. Wentworth specializes in providing a wide selection of original oils, limited edition serigraphs, lithographs, and sculptures from artists around the world.

World Art Treasures

A collaboration between the J. E. Berger Foundation and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. Intended to promulgate the discovery and love of art. From 100,000 slides belonging to the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation.

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