Museums

 

Find out what's showing in the San Francisco Bay Area

(Accessible by public transit!)

 

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

http://www.asianart.org/

 

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/

 

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Palace of the Legion of Honor and De Young Museum

http://www.famsf.org/

 

Oakland Museum:

http://www.museumca.org/global/resources.html

 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

http://www.sfmoma.org/

 

Museums Further Afield:

 

The Art Institute of Chicago

http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/

 

The Ashmolean Museum

http://www.ashmolean.org/collections/

 

Boston Museum of Fine Art

http://www.mfa.org/collections/index.asp

 

British Museum

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights.aspx

 

Canadian Museum of Civilization

http://www.civilization.ca/indexe.asp

 

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

http://www.corcoran.org/collection/index.htm

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

http://www.lacma.org/

 

The Louvre Museum, Paris

http://www.louvre.fr/llv/dossiers/alaune.jsp?bmLocale=en

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/index.aspx?dep=0&vW=1

 

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

http://www.nga.gov/collection/index.shtm

 

Nelson-Atkins Gallery, Kansas City, MO

http://www.nelson-atkins.org/art/NelsonAtkins.cfm

 

San Jose Museum of Art

http://www.sjmusart.org/

 

Whitney Museum, New York City

http://library.whitney.org/

 

Image Websites

 

Archnet: online database of original images of Moslem culture and civilization worldwide

http://archnet.org/library/images/

ARTstor at SSU

http://0-www.artstor.org.iii.sonoma.edu/index.shtml

 

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Survey of World Architecture Database of Original images

http://www.brynmawr.edu/Acads/Cities/wld/wcapts1.html

 

University of Michigan School of Art and Design Links Page

http://art-design.umich.edu/mother/

 

Christopher Witcombe, Professor of Art History, Sweetbriar College

http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

 

Worldimages, a free original image distribution project hosted at San Jose State University and sponsored by the California State University System under the direction of Professor Emerita Dr. Kathy Cohen. Most of these images were taken by CSU faculty and staff on site with existing lighting conditions and hand-held cameras. Quality varies accordingly.

http://worldart.sjsu.edu/

 

 

Art History Resources

 

Asianart.com

Online journal for the study and exhibition of the Arts of Asia

http://www.asianart.com/index.html

 

Chicago Manual of Style:

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

 

Flickr Commons: Participate in describing images of artworks from major museums online

http://www.flickr.com/commons  

The Getty Art History Program Vocabularies:

 

Union List of Artists' Names (ULAN)

Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)

Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)

http://getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/

 

Grove Dictionary of Art at SSU

http://0-www.oxfordartonline.com.iii1.sonoma.edu:80/subscriber/

 

Huntington Archive:

http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/

Iconclass, a tool for identifying subject matter in artworks of the Western tradition

http://www.iconclass.nl/libertas/ic?style=index.xsl

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm

 

National Atlas

A government website that provides a map template of the United States that can be customized to show various features and details and downloaded for presentation or printing

http://nationalatlas.gov/

Power Point for Art History Lectures: A tutorial from the New York Institute of Fine Arts:

http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/fineart/ifa/pdf/Powerpoint_Manual.pdf

SmartHistory

http://www.smarthistory.org

 

Smithsonian Institution Libraries' Art and Artists Files

http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles/

 

The STEVE Project: Social Tagging for the World of Art

http://tagger.steve.museum/steve.php?task=loginController_loginPage

Tibetart: Himalayan Art Resources

http://www.himalayanart.org/home.cfm

 

Timeline Creator:

http://timeline.cer.jhu.edu/

 

Organizations

 

Visual Resources Association

http://www.vraweb.org/

 

Art Libraries Society of North America

http://www.arlisna.org/

 

College Art Association

http://www.collegeart.org/

 

Museum Computer Network

http://www.mcn.edu/

 

American Association of Museums

http://www.aam-us.org/

 

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)

http://www.oclc.org/us/en/default.htm

 

Digital Imaging Technical Resources

 

Technical Advisory Service for Images:

File Formats and Compression

http://www.tasi.ac.uk/advice/creating/fformat.html

New Digital Image File Formats

http://www.tasi.ac.uk/advice/creating/newfile.html

 

Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines (UPDIG)

http://www.updig.org/guidelines/