Growing database with more than 2 million art and architecture images provided by museums, photo archives, and scholars worldwide. Rights-cleared for educational use. Downloadable in projection-quality size.
ARTstor is a growing digital image repository accompanied by presentation tools for classroom teaching and management tools for creating personalized image collections. The image collections in ARTstor document artistic and visual culture traditions across many time periods and cultures and will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines
Contains 30,000 images of art and architecture shot on-site at major European museums and archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. Includes images and illustrations from 19 frequently-used art history textbooks. Download high-resolution TIFFs via the "Full Resolution" link at the bottom of each record.
More than 2100 images from Marilyn Stokstad's book Art History, 2nd edition.
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The Bridgeman Archive contains about 67,000 images from museum, art gallery and artist collections throughout the world, all rights cleared for educational use. Includes design, maps, architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, anthropological artifacts and more.
Google Art Project images may be used for class projects. Check the site's Education link for ideas for using the images. You cannot print the Google Art Project’s artwork images, only the educational material provided.
(GLAM=Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) keeps track of online open image collections, and provides links to these. Includes public domain collections and those licensed under an open Creative Commons license.
Single access point for millions of items from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Browse and search collections by timeline, map, and faceted search; explore digital exhibitions and more.
Comprehensive catalog of original photographs and historic plans and drawings of Gothic architecture. Many of these images are plotted directly onto floorplans of these churches and cathedrals. The site also offers some pedagogical tools, such as building comparisons and animated maps.
Selections from the library's digital image collections. A number focus on Chicago architecture and built environment, including: Building UIC, IDOT Chicago Street scenes, and the C. Willam Brubaker collection.
Images via e-books
E-book resources from the University of Heidelberg Library
Art and Architecture in Video delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses, the works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media.
Kanopy is a platform that provides access to documentaries and other types of films. As of April 2019, not all content is automatically available to UIC users to control costs. If you are a faculty member who needs a film activated for a class, please use the request form in Kanopy or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the class name and number, and the date the film is needed.
Listen to podcasts and watch online video about artists in the NGA collection, and NGA exhibitions. The archive of programs dates back to 1941 and includes authors, filmmakers, musicians, and historians.