Notebook

Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions.
In review for updates in 2016

RESEARCH

Links to Art Research Tools, Professional Museum Links, Conservation Links, Image Databases, Valuable References & Archives. Be sure to search Colleges and Universities online for Department Projects in addition to special exhibitions and library resources.

The sites listed here have many resources and lead to other valuable locations on the World Wide Web.

NOTE: ** Indicates a year 2016 addition to the list


Selections will be featured for brief periods.

Museums . . . . Most Visited Museums World-wide . . . . Humanities Links . . . . Resources in Art History for Graduate Students . . . . Culturelink Network - Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development . . . . Portal to Asian Internet Resources . . . . Researching your Art Object . . . . Index of Resources for History . . . . Artcyclopedia - Search for Artists to view their works in Museums and Galleries . . . . AskArt . . . . Dictionary of Art Historians . . . . Worldwide Art Catalogues and Books . . . . ADEC Auction Results . . . . Preservation Internet Resources . . . . CODART . . . . Art Education Links . . . .


Art Project - "Museums from over 40 countries around the globe have contributed tens of thousands high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture. Some paintings are available in 'gigapixel' format, allowing you to zoom in at brushstroke level to examine incredible detail. Use Google Street View to explore the interiors of landmarks such as the Palace of Versailles . . . . " - (Powered by the Google Cultural Institute) NOTE: Explore the World Wonders Project


Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece- "We invite you to rediscover the Ghent Altarpiece in incredible close-up through thousands of new, high-resolution images. Several texts are also made available for downloading . . . . Lasting Support and Closer to Van Eyck were highly collaborative initiatives and the hard work of numerous institutions and individuals (listed). . . . We deliberately chose an open-source approach to the images, with the hope that it will spur more projects using interactive, high-resolution imaging techniques for the technical study of works of art."

Praxitèles - A Master of Ancient Sculpture - "Any exploration of the question of original works of Greek statuary is confronted with the sad fact that most of the great sculptors of the period created their masterpieces in bronze, and that many of these have since been melted down for other uses. Happily, Prxiteles also produced marble statues . . . . " - (This exhibition was organized by the Musée du Louvre, France)


A Velázquez - "It is the restitution to Velázquez of a very important work . . . . Majestic in size, it was rare in its depiction of a young, uncertain monarch and was the earliest known portrait of Philip by Velázquez, who, as the king's court painter, went on to record his image for decades." -- (Interactive Feature) - (NYTimes 12/20/2010)


'Groundbreaking Partnership Unites Decades of Research' - "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Frick Collection have combined forces to share resources, save money and make their holdings more accessible to the public." - (NYTimes March 14, 2010) - New York Art Resources Consortium

Yale Collections Online - "Usable and Useful for teaching, learning, research, and dissemination . . . . Cross Collection Discovery (CCD) provides a way to search across Yale's collections of art, natural history, books, and maps, as well as photos, audio, and video documenting people, places, and events that form part of Yale's institutional identity and contribution to scholarship. The content searchable in CCD will grow as additional University departments make use of the service to share Yale's collections with the Yale community and the world." - (Yale Peabody Museum, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University Library Map Collection, Lewis Walpole Library Prints and Drawings, Office of Digital Dissemination)


Connecting to Collections Online Resources - "Manage a Collection and the Collections Environment, Care for Collections, Increase Support . . . . The Guide to Online Resources is a companion to the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a core set of books, DVDs, online resources, and an annotated bibliography that was distributed free to nearly 3,000 collecting institutions. The Guide contains links to the most trusted collections care resources on the Web. Use it to find answers to common conservation and collections management questions."



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International Council of Museums (ICOM) - American Association of Museums

New York Art Resources Consortium - "The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) consists of the research libraries of four leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities. NYARC provides a framework to advance a series of programmatic services, with a potential for transforming the environments in which these activities take place and broadening the collective audience served by the four libraries."

Vassar College Art Library
http://artlibrary.vassar.edu

Resources in Art History for Graduate Students [Rutgers] - Including: Pre-Doctoral Grants and Fellowships; Support for Research Abroad; Study Abroad for M.A. Students [Summer and Shorter Term Programs]; Internships with Museums, Galleries, etc.; Publications for Reading/Submissions; Special Subject M.A. Programs in Art History Outside the U.S.[Canadian Studies in Canada; British art at Aberdeen U.; Decorative Arts at Glasgow U.; Latin American Art at Essex U., the Renaissance at the Courtauld, Warwick U. and Florence; and Medieval Studies everywhere - Not to mention Gallery Studies, History of Dress, Archaeology, Critical Theory . . . . ]; Art History Graduate Student Symposia; Classics and Archaeology Graduate Student Symposia; Archaeological Excavations for Graduate Students.
http://www.efn.org/~acd/resources.html

Ancient World Mapping Center - " Located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Ancient World Mapping Center is funded by the UNC College of Arts and Sciences and the American Philological Association. The Center is primarily designed to promote the usage of cartography and geographic information science within the field of ancient studies. The Center's main web page begins with a host of recent news events related to ongoing research dealing with the ancient world from various fields, including geography, archaeology, and history. Equally helpful is the New Sites and Finds area, which gathers together new and useful sites dedicated to investigating various aspects of the ancient world. Of course there is also the map room area where visitors can download any one of a number of detailed maps (many of which have been created by the staff at the Center) of the ancient world. Some of these maps include those of Byzantine Constantinople, Ptolemaic Egypt, and several of ancient Greece. - [From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003]
http://awmc.unc.edu/

Appraisal, Authentication, Conservation and other Research Information for Collectors - [Resource Library Magazine]
http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/4aa/4aa215h.htm

Lord Cultural Resources - "Founded in 1981 in response to an emerging need for specialized planning services in the museum, cultural and heritage sector . . . . Value created as a result of the maximization of cultural resources . . . . The successful completion of more than 1,800 projects in 45 countries on 6 continents . . . . Built on a foundation of visioning, planning and implementation . . . . With respect for local adaptation, cultural diversity and collaboration . . . . First Voice, Urban Development, Cultural Plans, History Museums, National Museums, Industrial Heritage, Science Centres Historic Buildings, Historic Sites, Natural History, Children, Traveling Exhibitions, Art Museums, Idea Museums, Expositions."
http://www.lord.ca

ArtLex [Dictionary of Art Terms]
http://www.artlex.com

Oxford Art Online and The Grove Dictionary of Art - Includes The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms - [By subscription]
http://www.oxfordartonline.com

Translator --- Translator --- Both can translate words, Phrases and entire Web Pages. French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English, etc.

Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II - Genre & Physical Characteristic Terms [Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress]
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm2

International Society of Appraisers - American Society of Appraisers [Find an Appraisal Expert]

Artprice - "The world leader in art market information."
http://www.adecinternational.com

For Safety in the Arts - Health & Safety in the Arts . . . Toxic Materials Gopher

Piero Project / Electronic Compendium of Images and Text [ECIT] A Multi-Accessible Image Databases and References
http://etcweb.princeton.edu/piero

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works [Definitions of Conservation Terminology, etc.]
http://www2.archivists.org/assoc-orgs/american-institute-for-conservation-of-historic-and-artistic-works-aic

Dictionary of Art Historians [Duke University]
http://www.dictionaryofarthistorians.org/

International Directory of Photography Historians
http://people.rit.edu/andpph/hpg.html

Informaworld - Taylor & Francis Online Journals - "For two centuries Taylor & Francis has been fully committed to the publication of scholarly information of the highest quality . . . . "
http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk

Traditional Fine Arts Organization's Resource Library Magazine: American Art Online - America's Magazine for Representational Art published weekly since 1997
http://www.tfaoi.com

Bibliography of the History of Art - The Bibliography of the History of Art, which can trace its origins back a century, offers access to hundreds of thousands of periodicals, books, catalogs, conference proceedings and other bibliographical records. The Getty Research Institute has provided at least partial financing for the database in its various forms since the early 1980s. . . . . (Updated only through 2009 --about 700 subscribing institutions are concerned about the future. Collaboration will be significant; chief librarians of the major art history libraries from all over the world may work together. There are significant changes in technology as well as in art and a need to consider areas that have not been covered . . . . )" - (Los Angeles Times 4/17/2010)
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/bha/index.html

The Union List of Artist Names Browser [Getty]
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/ulan/index.html

The Art and Architecture Thesaurus Browser [Getty]
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/index.html

The Gateway to Educational Materials Project - "Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's National Library of Education, and is a special project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology. Announced on December 9 [1999] by US Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley, the newly redesigned GEM site is a one-stop resource for K-12 educational materials. At the site, teachers, parents, and students can search for lessons, instruction units, and other resources by topic and grade level from over 140 Websites. Users can also browse the more than 7,000 items by subject and keyword." [MCN]
http://www.thegateway.org




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Museums - " . . . . the public realm is intellectual and spiritual as well as physical and economic, and excludes nobody . . . . " (On the National Gallery in "Britain is at the Centre of a Conversation with the World" by Neil MacGregor for the Guardian, UK - 4/19/2007)
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/museums.htm

International Council on Museums [Search the Virtual Library Museum Pages] - "The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is dedicated to the development of museums and the museum profession, and operates globally for the preservation of cultural heritage."
http://icom.museum

The Association of Art Museum Directors - "The purpose of the Association of Art Museum Directors is to support its members in increasing the contribution of art museums to society. The AAMD accomplishes this mission by establishing and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice; serving as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas; acting as an advocate for its member art museums; and being a leader in shaping public discourse about the arts community and the role of art in society." - Position Papers, Reports & Guidelines, Publications, Career Center, Links

The Association of Art Museum Curators - "The mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators is to support and promote the work of museum curators by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and advancement. In support of these aims, the AAMC Foundation seeks to heighten public understanding of the curator's role in art museums through professional development programs, awards, and grants."

Art Museum Network - Resources, Topics, Articles, Blogs, Position Papers, Presentations, Key Issues in the Art Museum Field, Links to Published Perspectives.
http://www.artmuseumnetwork.com

American Federation of Arts (1909-2010) - "The premier national arts organization. The AFA initiates and organizes a national and international program of art exhibitions, publications, and educational activities to benefit the museum community and enrich the public's experience and understanding of art and culture." - Exhibitions, Programs, Events, Publications, Educational Resources (including Resources for Educators, ArtPods, Brochures, Family Guides)

The Association of College and University Museums and Galleries (ACUMG) - "A network of museums and galleries affiliated with academic institutions throughout North America. ACUMG is an Affiliate Professional Organization of the American Association of Museums (AAM) and an affiliate of the College Art Association (CAA) and the Small Museum Association (SMA)."

    Museum Studies Programs - Museology, Preservation, Curatorial Programs, Museum Education Programming, Collections Management, Museum Administration, Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Programs

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
http://www.aam-us.org

Institute of Museum and Library Services - "The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Its mission is to grow and sustain a "Nation of Learners" because life-long learning is essential to a democratic society and individual success. Through its grant making, convenings, research and publications, the Institute empowers museums and libraries nationwide to provide leadership and services to enhance learning in families and communities, sustain cultural heritage, build twenty-first-century skills, and increase civic participation."
http://www.imls.gov

Center for Heritage Resource Studies - "The Center for Heritage Resource Studies was established in 2000 to bring scholars and practitioners together to support a comprehensive approach to the study of heritage. Center faculty and affiliates are leaders in the field of heritage studies, working at local, national, and international levels. The Center's activities are formulated in a way that can be readily applied by those responsible for the management of historic, cultural, and environmental resources. In this manner, the Center aims to contribute substantially to an increased awarenessof the need for responsible heritage development . . . . The Center provides a forum for exchanging ideas, provides educational and professional training opportunities, conducts research projects associated with all aspects of heritage resource studies, and continues to develop various public outreach efforts." - Education, Research, Outreach, Dialogue (University of Maryland - Department of Anthropology)

Museum Computer Network
http://www.mcn.edu

Archives & Museum Informatics - "Consulting, Publishing and Training for Cultural Heritage Professionals - Informatics: The interdisciplinary study of information content, representation, technology and applications and the methods and strategies by which information is used in organizations, networks, cultures and societies - Archives & Museum Informatics organizes conferences, workshops and seminars, publishes journals and monographs, and consults for archives and museums worldwide. For the past 10 years, our educational goal has been to provide specialists in archives and museum information systems with timely and challenging opportunities for professional exchange and training. Our consulting services emphasize inter-institutional collaboration, strategic planning and standards-based solutions."
http://www.archimuse.com




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The World Archaeological Congress (WAC) - "A non-governmental, not-for-profit organization and is the only representative world-wide body of practising archaeologists. WAC seeks to promote interest in the past in all countries, to encourage the development of regionally-based histories and to foster international academic interaction. Its aims are based on the need to recognise the historical and social roles as well as the political context of archaeology, and the need to make archaeological studies relevant to the wider community. . . . WAC is organised into 14 Regional Electoral Colleges. These Colleges were established to foster the development of regional connections in the study of cultural heritage and to provide a structure for global elected representation in this international archaeological organization."

Internet Resources for Heritage Conservation, Historic Preservation, and Archaeology [Compiled and maintained by the Nat. Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service]
http://www.ncptt.nps.gov

Digital Archiving and Long Term Preservation Research Program - "In December 2000, Congress appropriated $100 million (rescinded to $99.8 million) for a national digital-strategy effort, to be led by the Library of Congress. The Library was chosen not only because of its mission to "sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations," but also because of its role as one of the leading providers of high-quality content on the Internet. . . . . The Library will work closely with federal partners to assess considerations for shared responsibilities. Federal legislation calls for the Library to work jointly with the Secretary of Commerce, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the National Archives and Records Administration. The legislation also directs the Library to seek the participation of "other federal, research and private libraries and institutions with expertise in the collection and maintenance of archives of digital materials," including the National Library of Medicine, the National Agricultural Library, the Research Libraries Group, the Online Computer Library Center and the Council on Library and Information Resources. . . . . Information is being produced in greater quantities and with greater frequency than at any time in history. Electronic media, especially the Internet, make it possible for almost anyone to become a "publisher." How will society preserve this information and make it available to future generations? How will libraries and other repositories classify this information so that their patrons can find it with the same ease that they can locate a book on a shelf?"
http://www.digitalpreservation.gov

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works [Including Definitions of Conservation Terminology]
http://www.conservation-us.org

National Council for Preservation Education - "The National Council for Preservation Education has developed guidelines for minimum standards in preservation education degree programs. It also sponsors internships, preservation conferences and publishes on a range of preservation topics and issues."
http://www.ncpe.us

The Evolution of the American Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 - The development of a conservation ethic in the United States was (and is) a process that displayed a great deal of heterogeneity, and to a certain extent, a good deal of contentious debate about what might be done to conserve natural resources and landscapes throughout the country. Some of the phenomena that manifested themselves during this period included a perceived crisis in American national identity and purpose, expressions of anti-urbanism, and the growth of travel literature. All of these subjects (and quite a few more) are explored within this fine documentary archive of materials developed by the American Memory group at the Library of Congress. In total, the archive contains 62 books and pamphlets, 140 Federal statutes and Congressional resolutions, various Presidential proclamations, 170 prints and photographs, and 2 motion pictures. The collection can be searched by keywords, or users may elect to browse an index of subjects, authors, or document titles. [From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu]
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amrvhtml/conshome.html

Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation - (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) - "Through the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation, Department of State is helping eligible countries around the globe preserve historic sites and manuscripts, museum collections, and traditional forms of music, dance, and language. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs administers the Fund, established by Congress in 2001 to assist less-developed countries in preserving their cultural heritage."
http://eca.state.gov/cultural-heritage-center/ambassadors-fund-cultural-preservation

CoOL - Conservation OnLine - "CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials. The content of CoOL comes from a variety of sources and we hope that all users will consider contributing some material to the project. As you use the server please pay attention to lacunae that you might be able to help fill."
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu

American Cultural Resources Association - "CRA is a non-profit trade association that supports the business needs of the diverse cultural resource management industry. Our more than 140 ACRA members represent all aspects of the cultural resource industry including historic preservation, history, archaeology, architectural history, historical architecture, landscape architecture and specialty subfields such as geoarchaeology, soil science, and ethnobotany." - The ACRA Business Toolkit Resources and How-to, Membership, Consultants
http://www.acra-crm.org

Northeast Document Conservation Center / Historic Documents, Art on Paper, Photographs, Books, [Andover, MA]
http://www.nedcc.org




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ARTstor - "ARTstor's mission is to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning in the arts and associated fields. As part of a community-wide effort to further this goal, ARTstor will build, continualy develop and distribute a library of digital images and related information that serves the needs of researchers, teachers and students. ARTstor will work closely with both providers and users of content from educational and cultural institutions around the world to construct a not-for-profit, public utility." [A not-for-profit initiative of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.]
http://www.artstor.org

OCLC - "The world's libraries connected. . . . .While we all thought that our original decision --to give over autonomy of our cataloging�was momentous, we now face decisions that are far weightier. Today's libraries are being asked to create and preserve primary materials --journals and archives, and the decisions to sacrifice autonomy for cost control, access and the common good have far-reaching consequences. In these times, it is imperative that we work collaboratively." - (Choose the portal for your country or language)
http://www.oclc.org

Index of Resources for History
http://vlib.iue.it/history/index.html

Art History Resources
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

National Art Inventories [National Gallery of American Art, Washington, DC] [SIRIS - The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) is the online catalog of resources held by the Institution's libraries, archives, and other specialized research centers." - The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC]]
http://americanart.si.edu/research/programs/inventory

Smithsonian Institute Research Information System (SIRIS) - Library, Archives and Research Catalogs - The online catalog of resources held by the Institution's libraries, archives, and other specialized research centers." - The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
http://www.siris.si.edu

Museums and the Online Archive of California - (MOAC) - Almost 150,000 images of searchable historical and cultural materials from 11 public and private museums in California. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has just signed on as well. With just 5 percent to 7 percent of U.S. museum collections on exhibit at any time, online museums can provide access to pieces that are rarely or never displayed and also allow researchers and art lovers from around the world to see works that they otherwise would have to travel to see, said Able. "I have a dream when all museum collections will be completely digitized to be available and accessible to be brought into any home or classroom at the click of a mouse," he said. "We will really then begin to achieve the potential of museums." The site is funded through the University of California and federal grants.
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/moac

La Fayette: Database of American Art, The Louvre - "In the 1880s, American artists began to live and work in artist's colonies located outside French urban centers. Inspired by the example of French Impressionists, some chose to work in the new suburban leisure centers near the perimeter of Paris such as Giverny, where Claude Monet had settled in 1883. American artists who moved to Giverny included John Singer Sargent, Frederick MacMonnies, Willard Metcalf, Lila Cabot Perry, and Theodore Robinson. Other artists congregated in coastal villages like Etaples and Brest in the north or Collioures in the south. The popularity of these picturesque regions was partly dictated by the popularity of the Impressionist style, which valued the spontaneous effects created by outdoor painting . . . . The American artists who lived and worked in France developed a network of lasting relationships with French artists and collectors. Some of these liaisons were economic, as American patrons and collectors began to exert a stronger influence on the Parisian art world. Paul Burty Haviland, grandson of the American founder of the Limoges porcelain firm, was a painter as well as a reliable patron to artists like Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani. . . . . This bilingual online catalogue presents more than 1,700 works produced by United States artists that entered the national collections of France before 1940 . . . . These artworks have been drawn from public collections all over France." - (Learn about the Artists' Colonies, Patronage Networks, Artistic Training in Paris, and more)

AATA Online is a comprehensive database of more than 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. [J. Paul Getty Trust] - Included: Methods of Examination, Analysis and Documentation - General Topics in Conservation - Archaeological Methods - Architectural Conservation - Education and Training - Production Techniques and History of Technology - Materials and Objects: Analysis, Treatment and Techniques
http://aata.getty.edu

The Bridgeman Art Library "The worlds most comprehensive source of art images for publication."
http://www.bridgemanart.com




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Humanities Links - Links for: Arts/Culture; Foreign Language/International Studies and Exchange; Higher Education; History/Historic Preservation; Humanities; Intellectual Property; Libraries and Museums; Non-Profit/Public Interest; Social Science.
http://www.nhalliance.org/links

National Archives
http://www.archives.gov

CODART - "An international council for curators of Dutch and Flemish art. Its aim is to further cooperation in the study and display of art from the Low Countries. Our directory is provided with high-quality links to museum home pages or the next best thing . . . . [An initiative of the Instituut Collectie Nederland, the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage. Amsterdam, The Netherlands."
http://www.codart.nl

Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies - "The Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies was created to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about the nation's artistic and cultural life." - A Program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
http://www.princeton.edu/~artspol

National Endowment for the Arts Grants - Organizations, Individuals, Partnerships
http://arts.gov/grants

Grants and Other Funding Sources for Individual Artists - Organizations, Individuals, Partnerships
http://www.cranbrookart.edu/library/research/grants.htm

NINCH - (National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage)
http://www.ninch.org

French Ministry of Culture
http://www.culturecommunication.gouv.fr

Medici Archive Project - "MEDICI Framework of cooperation: an European Commission intitative on ICT and new technologies for Cultural Heritage" - European Cultural Project
http://www.medici.org

Archives & Museum Informatics - Conferences with Projects/Documents related to the Presentation of Museums Collections
http://www.archimuse.com

Ask Asia - A resource of the Asia Society - "Persons looking for a host of educational materials on Asia for students from grades kindergarten through 12th will find the AskAsia.org site quite helpful, and a good place to start with online research for a number of relevant topics. The site is a resource of the Asia Society, which was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III. The mission of the Society is "to strengthen mutual understanding between the United States and Asia in support of positive engagement between their societies and peoples." The site is divided into a number of areas such as a database of Asian experts, an online newsletter, and a very useful Profiles section which contains a host of basic statistics about countries from Iran to Korea. The Special Reports section is quite strong, as is the Interviews area, which contains conversations with Iranian Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi and Sin Chan Hong, a contemporary performing artist from Korea. The site is rounded out by a list of Asian holidays, embassy location information, and a glossary of terms." [KMG] <#team> Scout Report
http://www.askasia.org

UCLA Arts Library - Selected Internet Sources in Art and Art History. Online Catalogs, Periodical Indexes, Portals, Organizations, Libraries, Museums, I mage Databases, Research Guides, Reference Sources, Jobs & Grants, Electronic Journals, Resources by Areas and Periods.
http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/arts/arts-library

JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive - "In the broadest sense, JSTOR's mission is to help the scholarly community take advantage of advances in information technologies. In pursuing this mission, JSTOR has adopted a system-wide perspective, taking into account the sometimes conflicting needs of libraries, publishers, and scholars."
http://www.jstor.org

Webster's World of Cultural Democracy - "A virtual think-tank -- an online information, networking and conference center -- established by The Institute for Cultural Democracy (ICD) to encourage study and exchange of ideas about cultural policy and cultural development practice." [Includes An online Resource Center, a Directory of cultural activists and policy-makers, an online Center for the Discussion of cultural issues,]
http://www.wwcd.org

National Arts Journalism Program - "The National Arts Journalism Program seeks to improve the quality of arts and cultural journalism, as well as its prestige in American newsrooms. The extent to which journalism is probing or superficial, broadly engaging or exclusive, helps determine the level of public appreciation of the arts."
http://www.najp.org

Art Libraries Society of North America - "Founded in 1972, the Art Libraries Society of North America represents a creative diversity of expertise and interests. Producers, purveyors, and users of all types of art information join in dynamic collaboration!"
http://www.arlisna.org

Council of American Overseas Research Centers - "The members of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers have centers in Bangladesh, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Turkey, West Africa, and Yemen, and together represent over three hundred years of experience in facilitating research in foreign countries. The older centers have served as an operations base for virtually every American specialist undertaking research in the host countries. American Overseas Research Centers offer many services to scholars including: liaison with host country governments and universities in obtaining access to research sources; monitoring and offering advice on the research climate in the host-country; providing a place for contact and exchange between American researchers and their host-country counterparts as well as third-country colleagues working in the host-country; serving as an operations base for field expeditions; providing research libraries, technical services, and living accommodations; sponsoring joint scholarly projects and offering a program of conferences, lectures, seminars, concerts and exhibitions, and supporting publication of papers, books and serials, newsletters and information bulletins. In addition to support for scholars, most centers have programs to disseminate the results of research to interested members of the U.S. and host-country publics, including primary and secondary schools. Most centers are consortia of U.S. universities and are governed by representatives of their member institutions. All centers are independently incorporated in the United States as private, not-for-profit organizations.
http://www.caorc.org

EUCLID - "EUCLID has developed the most comprehensive and user friendly European and international information services for the arts and cultural sector, including: DICE / ACRONIM [Arts & Cultural Research ON-line International Matrix ] - A resource for cultural documentation and research from across the world --books, reports, journals, articles, conference papers, monographs, theses, etc.
http://www.euclid.info

Visual Resources Association - "The Visual Resources Association is devoted to advancing knowledge, research, and education in the field of visual information resources. "
http://www.vraweb.org

Dictionary of The History of Ideas
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/DicHist/dict.html

Voice of the Shuttle - "Web Page for Humanities Research"
http://vos.ucsb.edu

The Scout Project [From the University of Wisconsin-Madison] - For Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Engineering, Business & Economics - 'Librarians and educators do the filtering for you, reading hundreds of announcements each week looking for the online resources most valuable to the education community . . . . Published every Friday, continuously since 1994, the Scout Report is one of the Internet's oldest and most respected publications. It provides a fast, convenient way to stay informed of valuable resources on the Internet. Every day professional librarians, educators, and content specialists filter hundreds of announcements looking for the most valuable and authoritative resources available online. Information about the best of what we've found is then summarized, organized, and provided to the Internet community in various formats, including email and the Web."
http://scout.wisc.edu

The American Council of Learned Societies - "A private non-profit federation of sixty-three national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS, as set forth in its Constitution, is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies."
http://www.acls.org

Green Arts Web - "A resource for those who want to be more informed about the practices and theories of enviornmental art. We envision an expansive role for artists as catalysts in the interrelationships between human and non-human nature in our daily lives . . . . Links to organizations, agencies, services, and educational institutions that, in part or in whole, have set a precedent or provide support for linking the arts and creativity to the environment. Selected general environmental links are also included as potential resources or as inspiration for artists . . . . Reference point for those who want to research contemporary art and theory regarding our natural environment. Resources cited have been published mainly in the last half of the 20th century and chosen because they are core resources, well-known or deemed important by Green Arts Web authors and collaborators. To present a rounded view of ecoart discourses, the following resources represent a variety of viewpoints and do not necessarily address earth-sustainable practices. The Green Arts Web Reference will continue to be expanded and will include annotations for works cited."

NOTE: The site contains an 'Artists and Projects' section which provides links to artists' sites and projects, including EcoArt exhibitions; a Reference section which serves as a point of reference for those who want to research contemporary art and theory regarding our natural environment; and a Community section which provides links to organizations, agencies, services, and educational institutions that, in part or in whole, have set a precedent or provide support for linking the arts and creativity to the environment.
http://www.greenarts.org

Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes - "Established in 1988, the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes serves as a site for the discussion of issues germane to crossdisciplinary activity and as a network for the circulation of information and the sharing of resources. It has a membership of over one hundred and thirty centers and institutes that are remarkably diverse in size and scope and are located in the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, and other countries."
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~chci

International Directory of Art Libraries
http://artlibrary.vassar.edu/ifla-idal

H. W. Wilson Indexes Go to Art Full Text Index - Wilson Art databases provide comprehensive abstracting & indexing for 313 leading international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, & museum bulletins. Titles published inFrench, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Japanese, and Dutch as well as English language sources. Broad coverage of art topics, including advertising, archaeology, crafts, folk art, graphic arts, interior design, video, film, architecture, and art history. Periodicals covered by Art Index and Art Abstracts are selected for quality, reference value, and subject balance based on recommendations of the American Library Association Reference and Users Service Association, and a subscriber vote. Each also notes art reproductions used to illustrate articles and advertisements, under the artists names. Wilson Art Abstracts includes abstracting of periodicals from Spring 1994 and indexing from September 1984. Please note that WilsonWeb is by subscription. It is available at schools, libraries, and various institutions.
http://www.hwwilson.com

Archives de la critique d'art - "Les Archives de la critique d'art sont une bibliothèque patrimoniale, un centre de recherche et de débat sur la critique d'art et l'histoire de l'art contemporain. "
http://www.archivesdelacritiquedart.org

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities [Reports, Projects, and Works in Progress] - "IATH's goal is to explore and expand the potential of information technology as a tool for humanities research. To that end, we provide our Fellows with consulting, technical support, applications programming, and networked publishing facilities. We also cultivate partnerships and participate in humanities computing initiatives with libraries, publishers, information technology companies, scholarly organizations, and others interested in the intersection of computers and cultural heritage."
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu

Worldwide Art Catalogues and Books - Encompassing more than 35,000 titles on art, architecture and photography
http://www.worldwide-artbooks.com

ars libri ltd. [Rare and scholarly books on the fine arts]
http://www.arslibri.com

Repositories of Primary Sources [Univ. of Idaho] A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of Manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. All links have been tested for correctness and appropriateness.
http://webpages.uidaho.edu/special-collections/other.repositories.html

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs

European Literature - Electronic Texts [Western European Spsecialists/Association of College and Research Libraries]
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/wess/etexts.html

Papyrus Archive [Duke University]
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus

Piero Project [Multi-Accessible Image Databases and References/Princeton University]
http://etcweb.princeton.edu/piero

Perseus Project: "The Social Context of Greek Art" / Tufts Univ.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu

POMPEII FORUM PROJECT
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu:80/pompeii/page-1.html

Classics [Electronic Resources]
http://www.hnet.uci.edu/classics/

The AMPHORAS Project
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/amphoras/project.html

The Historical Text Archive - Mississippi State Univ.
http://historicaltextarchive.com

The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project [Univ. of Helsinki]
http://www.helsinki.fi/science/saa/cna.html

Le Weblouvre
http://metalab.unc.edu/wm

National Digital Library Federation
http://www.diglib.org

National Register of Historic Places
http://www.cr.nps.gov/places.htm


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