VRC’S Digital Image Collection
Access to images for students enrolled in courses taught by History of Art faculty (including Honors, CHASS First, and the Gluck Fellows program)

The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

ARTstor Images for Academic Publishing (IAP)
For subscribers to ARTstor, the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program makes available publication-quality images for use in scholarly publications free of charge. Participating museums include the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, Getty Research Institute and the Dallas Museum of Art. See the each Museum’s Terms and Conditions of Use prior to use.

This page features links to image databases licensed by Rivera Library including, but not limited to:

Grove Art Online
Formerly the Grove Dictionary of Art (provides web access to the entire Oxford Dictionary of Art)

Accunet/Associated Press Multimedia Archive
Includes over 1 million primary sources photos as well as maps, logos, graphics and sound bites.

OCLC’s Catalog of Art Museum Images Online – worth investigating for museum images.

American Memory from the Library of Congress
Contains over 9 million items that document United States history and culture, including still and moving images, prints, posters, pamphlets, etc

Prints and Photographs from the Library of Congress
One million images including specialized collections on African-Americans, Japanese-American Internment, the Civil War, as well as architecture, posters, and fine prints.


NGA Images: National Gallery of Art, USA
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. More than 22,000 open access digital images up to 3000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use. NGA Images is designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Here you will find a growing body from LACMA’s collection of high resolution images (between 10–40 MB) which are believed to be in the public domain— and are available without restriction and free of charge.

Getty Research Institute Open Content Program
High resolution images of Getty owned or public domain works including drawings, watercolors, artists' sketchbooks, manuscripts, books and letters, etc. are available without restrictions and no permission required. Initial releases included over 10,000 images and many more will be added over time.

Rijksmuseum – Rijks Studio
High resolution images from the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

British Museum – Images in the Database
The Museum’s entire digitized database to date can be found here. New records and images are being added every week. Most images are available to order free of charge for non-commercial use through the individual object pages.


Boston University Guide to Finding Images on the Web


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