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Arts, Fine and Decorative: General Resources

Art History Resources on the Web
Maintained by Dr. Christopher L.C.E. Whitcombe, Professor of Art History, Sweet Briar College, Virginia. Exhaustive site provides links to resources in all areas of art history organized geographically and by time period. Also includes listings of museums and galleries organized by country.

Librarians’ Internet Index
Comprehensive Website provides links chosen and maintained by librarians. Organized by topics including art and architecture.

The Library of Congress Learning Page: Internet Resources, Art and Architecture
Listing of Websites geared towards students, teachers, and parents.

Mother of All Art and Art History Links Page
Sponsored by the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. Provides links to websites devoted to all areas of art and art history.

VoS – Voice of the Shuttle
Database maintained by University of California organizes Websites in the humanities. Art-related categories include Art History, Photography, and Art (Modern and Contemporary).

World Wide Arts Resources
Site arranges links by broad subject category (e.g. museums, galleries, art schools, dance, cinema), with a keyword search feature.

The World Wide Web Virtual Library: History of Art
The History of Art Virtual Library is a collection of links relating to Art History and computer applications in Art History. The site is sponsored by CHArt, the Computers and History of Art Group and features many links to arts resources and institutions including an alphabetical listing of arts resources.

Zeroland
Zeroland is a directory of websites organized under a broad range of categories. Topics are indexed alphabetically by subject, genre, period, name, or country. They also maintain a listing of art ezines and journals.

An Introduction to Finding Images on the World Wide Web
A guide to digital image formats, search tools and strategies, legal issues, and related information. Maintained by reference librarian Heidi Abbey of the Pennsylvania State University library system.

Réunion des Musées Nationaux Agence Photgraphique
Photographs of works of art collected in the national and regional museums of France, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, and the decorative arts.

WorldImages
Created and maintained by California State University. Searchable database contains almost 50,000 art and archaeological images from around the world. Useful for searching by subject matter and theme.

AskART
AskART is an online database containing information on American artists, art styles, research topics as well as auction results and art prices.

The Online Books Page: Art
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. Digitized books are browseable by Library of Congress Call Numbers and Subject Headings.

Art Theft Program
Art theft information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Folk Art Society of America
Official website with information about the society, an events calendar arranged by state, links to other folk art sites, and other features.

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
Official website for the "professional membership organization for conservators," with information about the institute and its various speciality groups, links to online publications, and other features.

Invaluable
Invaluable lists over 4,000,000 unedited entries from public auction records since 1987. A typical entry lists the date of sale, the auctioneer, the lot number, the low and high estimates, the actual selling price, and the complete auction catalog description. Although ArtFact includes records for the fine arts, antiques, collectibles, and jewelry from auction catalogs around the world, the primary emphasis is art and decorative art produced in the U.S. and to some extent in Britain. Searching of the indexes is free but requires user registration; a fee is charged for access to full-text information.

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