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Library of Congress Digital Collections
The Library of Congress collections include the Abraham Lincoln papers, African American pamphlets, Civil War maps and photographs, and other relevant collections.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs
"The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and...other units of the Library of Congress."
Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection
"Explore 490,000+ works of art from The Met's Collection."
National Gallery of Art | NGA Images
"More than 45,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use. NGA Images is designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration."
NYPL Digital Collections
Includes images, videos, and more from the New York Public Library
Middle Eastern Resources
Maintained by the Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University, ArchNet provides a vast collection of links to a variety of websites, data archives, bibliographies, and more relating to archaeological research worldwide.
France - Jaconde
This site allows you to search across many art collections in France.
Germany - Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur
This database provides hundreds of thousands of images of German art and architecture. There are four indexes for browsing (Location, Artist, Iconography, and Views and Portraits) in addition to a search box.
Nearly 6,000 objects are represented by one or more images in this database. The collection is rich in Greek and Roman objects.
Great Britain - The Tate Collection
The collection currently consists of over 66,000 works by more than 3,000 artists.
Great Britain - V & A's Collections Online
High res files of objects including ceramics, fashion, furniture, glass, metalwork, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and textiles from around the world.
Great Britain - VADS
More than 100,000 images, free and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research.
Included are images from Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland, Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, several fashion, textile and design collections and more.
Your Paintings (Great Britain)
"Your Paintings...aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country." Currently about 125,000 paintings have been digitized.
In addition to full-text journal articles on almost any subject, JSTOR provides full access to the Artstor Digital Library collection of high-quality images of artistic works, cultural objects, and the built environment. Images will be featured at the top of your search results.
Art Images for College Teaching
AICT includes images on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance European art and architecture.
Google Art Project
The Google Art Project includes more than 30,000 high-resolution images with more being added from museums around the world.
the Flickr Commons is a unique collection of historical photography from over 100 cultural institutions from all around the world, all with no known copyright restrictions.