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Online Art Research Resources

These links are provided to aid research conducted at the library by museum staff and visitors and are maintained by the library staff. The inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement of the web site, or of the opinions, products, services or programs of individuals, corporations or institutions.

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Access to a number of publications, electronic resources and eBooks. Include access to the archives of the Boston Globe and New York Times, Spanish and English Encyclopedies, and Infotrac publication searches.
SmARThistory is a free, not-for-profit, multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement for the traditional art history textbook. An outgrowth of a blog featuring free audio guides in the form of podcasts for use in The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art created in 2005 by Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, it now includes video, images, text, timelines, and other Web 2.0 possibilities for the open collaboration in study of art history.


Good organization and a growing base of sites, compiled by the national organization of art libraries. Book reviews.
A timeline of art history with links to web sites, followed by sections on museums, visual resources, lists of artists, online databases, etc.
Explore 125,000 GreatWorks of Art
Galleries, artists, auctions, also a magazine with comprehensive listings of museums
A well selected and organized gathering point for networked resources in art and architecture
An image library for the arts and sciences
Contains biographical information, auction results, dealer and gallery information, museum directories and much more
Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online
Sites relevant to people with a general interest in art history as well as students and scholars
Excellent student guide to the Web with many academic, institutional and resource links
An annotated list of art links
Features various humanities and arts resources
Features various humanities and arts resources
Comprehensive, user-friendly list of links categorized by subject and type


Provides links to other sites as well as internal information
Highlights news, publications, reviews and other resources





Art collecting resource and online art gallery guides
How to buy/sell, appraisals, calendar, sales results
Online catalogs, orders & bidding, appraisals
Auctions, catalogues, collecting, services