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  • Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) - The Getty Research Institute

http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/aat/index.html

“AAT is a structured vocabulary, including terms, descriptions, and other information for generic concepts related to art and architecture.”

A location register of the papers of artists, designers and craftspeople held in publicly accessible collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland

  • Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA) - The Getty Research Institute

http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/cona/index.html

Under development but scheduled to go live in 2012. This new vocabulary will  include titles, attributions, and other information for works of art and architecture.

http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/tgn/index.html

“TGN is a structured vocabulary, including names, descriptions, and other information for places important to art and architecture.”

  • Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) - The Getty Research Institute

http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/ulan/index.html

“ULAN is a structured vocabulary, including names, biographies, and other information about artists and architects.”

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  • AccessCeramics  http://accessceramics.org/  Images of contemporary ceramics. Search by institution, collection, artist, glazing or surface, material, object type, technique and temperature.
  • Art Metropole  http://www.artmetropole.com/  This artist run centre “specializes in the contextualization and dissemination of artist’s books, multiples, and related materials with an emphasis on innovative formats and emergent technologies.”
  • Euromuse.net  - the exhibition portal for Europe http://www.euromuse.net/en/home/
  • INIVA - Institute of International Visual Arts (UK) http://www.iniva.org/ “Iniva creates exhibitions, publications, multimedia, education and research projects engaging with new ideas and emerging debates in the contemporary visual arts which reflect the diversity of contemporary society.”
  • International Directory of Sculpture Parks & Gardens http://www.bbk.ac.uk/sculptureparks/
  • Media Art Net http://www.mediaartnet.org/ 
  • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) http://www.moma.org/
  • Revolution Art Women  (RAW /WAR) http://rawwar.org/  community-curated archive and an accompanying installation
  • Rhizome.org   http://rhizome.org/  This non-profit organization “is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.”  Their online archive of digital art, Rhizome ArtBase, is searchable.
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture http://www.nypl.org/collections
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery   http://americanart.si.edu/
  • Tate  (UK) http://www.tate.org.uk/  British, modern and contemporary art. Searchable database of Tate’s collection and video and audio clips for your own personal, educational or for non-commercial research available through Tate Channel, Tate Shots Blog and Podcasts.

Photography

  • McCord Museum (Montreal) http://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/keys/virtualexhibits/notmanstudio/exploration/video/  William Notman collection. Short movie clips about the life of William Notman and photographic studio
  • National Gallery of Canada  http://www.gallery.ca/en/  Search the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography collections and exhibitions through the National Gallery of Canada.
  • The New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Collection (PCO) Picture Collection Online
  • Collection of Photographs by Carleton E. Watkins, ca. 1874-1890 http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf2x0nb5r3/
  • The Royal Commonwealth Society Photograph Project  http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/rcs_photo_project/homepage.html “Dating from the mid-1850s to the mid-1980s the photographs provide insight into the history of the Commonwealth, documenting developments in a wide variety of fields including medicine, education and industry.”
  • TATE  (UK) http://www.tate.org.uk/  British, modern and contemporary art. Searchable database of Tate’s collection and video and audio clips for your own personal, educational or for non-commercial research available through Tate Channel, Tate Shots Blog and Podcasts.
  • Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) http://www.vads.ac.uk/  Access to a large searchable database of visual arts digital resources for users in UK higher education.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum (UK)  http://collections.vam.ac.uk/ Search the database for a wide wide range of objects, including painting, sculpture, photographs, prints, textiles, fashion, metalwork, furniture, ceramics, and glass. 

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