Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions

COLLECTIONS / Heritage - (Use social media to link up with some of the institutions listed here for current projects, programs and exhibitions)

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. . . . And explore: A Guide to Digitized Natural History Collections

Christie's Fine Art Storage Services - The Art of Preservation

Freer, Sackler Galleries Going Global by Showcasing Entire Collections Online - "Technology pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a museum because it allows for unrestricted study and enjoyment of the collection. The release will include at least one image of each work - the majority in high-resolution - and the collection will be searchable and largely downloadable for non-commercial use. . . . We strive to promote the love and study of Asian art, and the best way we can do that is to free our unmatched resources." - (Washington Post 12/12/14)

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)

The Morgan Library & Museum - "The Morgan Library and Museum has announced it plans to digitize its entire drawings collection, one of the most important in the world, containing works from the 14th through the 21st centuries by masters like Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dürer, Rembrandt and Cézanne. The project, expected to be completed by October 2014, will eventually yield more than 10,000 images that will be available at no charge on the Morganâ��s Web site, in two formats: one for general viewers and another with enhanced resolution for scholarly study. The digital archive will even contain as many as 2,000 versos --the reverse sides of drawings, with sketches, inscriptions and historical information that is rarely seen in public displays." (NYTimes)

** Whitney's Collection of American Art - "February 2015 - For the first time, the Whitney's incomparable collection of twentieth-century and contemporary American art is available online. Explore over 21,000 works by more than 3,000 artists on - On May 1, we will open the new building with the largest display to date of works from the collection."

Homage à André Malraux - Introduction aux 'Voix du Silence' - (Digital media transforms Malraux's vision of the 'museum in our head' as it becomes an avenue for opportunity through interactive tools and concepts of exchange --for there is increased accessibility of resources for development and significant development of themes, conferences and the 'symposium' ) . . . . . . . . Timelines of Art History - (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC) . . . . . . . . Fine Art Adoption Network - "The goals of FAAN are to place artworks by committed artists into deserving homes and institutions, as well as to offer a channel for new audiences for contemporary art. It is the intention of FAAN to engage art enthusiasts who never thought of themselves as art collectors, and to introduce them to the experience and pleasures of owning and caring for contemporary art. Much of the artwork in FAAN was created by artists who have widely exhibited in museums and galleries. Yet, these artists have chosen to present their artwork here because it has the potential to generate a unique relationship between them and new audiences. As much as artists want to sell their work, they also want to communicate with others and have an impact on the lives of their viewers" . . . . . . . . . Oversized Hanging Scrolls and Album Leaves - (National Palace Museum, Taiwan). . . . . . . . . The Sketchbooks of Antoine Roux - Roux's sketchbooks "capture everyday life and cultural aspects of Marseille and reveal the artist's visual palette and his artistic process as he drew and modeled what he observed . . . . Pencil sketches and watercolors include studies of people, profiles and details of ships, and numerous views of the port of Marseille. Others preserve a variety of maritime activity found in the area. This interactive program enables visitors to view two of Roux's sketchbooks --one of the museum's seldom seen maritime treasures --in their entirety. - (Collection of The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA) . . . . . . . . . The Historic Artists' Homes and Studios - Comprised of the intimate living and work spaces of painters, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, and furniture designers. They include superb collections and intact studios, landscapes, and homes dating as far back as the seventeenth century. These diverse places are located in seventeen states and include humble wood-frame bungalows, a converted sewing factory, a concrete castle, and Georgian mansions. Visitors can see original palettes and brushes, study plaster casts and tools, and look out of the artists' windows to partake of the views that inspired them. - National Trust for Historic Preservation . . . . . . . . Saatchi Gallery . . . . . . . Odysseus - "Being aware of the force and the potentialities of new technologies, we tried to squeeze in this program the millenia of artistry, the centuries of outstanding art, the achievements of the human spirit, the routes on which the western civilization strode in order to reach its current form." - Museums, Monuments, Archaeological Sites, Maps, Charts, Glossary - (Hellenic Ministry of Culture) . . . . . . . Narrative Paintings by Giotto . . . . . . . International Directory of Sculpture Parks . . . . . . . The John Wilmerding Collection - American Masters from Bingham to Eakins . . . . . . . . National Register of Historic Places . . . . . . . Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson . . . . . . . Dealer Ambroise Vollard . . . . . . . The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library . . . . . . . MuralArtsProgram . . . . . . . Archaeological Site Photography - (The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago) . . . . . . . The Crow Collection . . . . . . . Liechtenstein Museum Collections . . . . . . . The Great Buildings Collection . . . . . . . Essential Vermeer . . . . . . . 300 Pieces of Tomb Art - (Produced by Danielle Belopotosky for The New York times - February 25, 2007) . . . . . . . Collecting . . . . . . . Reminiscences and Reflections on Collecting - "A collector, when talking about his or her collection, runs the risk of appearing either immodest or falsely modest, as well as of repeating the usual tiresome clichés about art collecting. Yet by looking back and reconstructing the story of our collection, some light may be cast on the development of interest in turn-of-the-century American painting." - (American Impressionism and Realism. The Margaret and Raymond Horowitz Collection. National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC) . . . . . . . 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) . . . . . . . Wonders of the World - Voting - Click on the images to learn more about each site . . . . . . . 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" . . . . . . . Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - "Welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of landscape. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities." . . . . . . . . Sampler Archive Online - "Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the mission of the Sampler Archive Project is to create an online searchable database of information and images for all known American samplers and related girlhood embroideries. Collaborating partners already include dozens of museums, historical societies, and historic homes, as well as individual owners, collectors, and dealers from across the country."

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Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage - "Whether antiquities should be returned to the countries where they were found is one of the most urgent and controversial issues in the art world today, and it has pitted museums, private collectors, and dealers against source countries, archaeologists, and academics. Maintaining that the acquisition of undocumented antiquities by museums encourages the looting of archaeological sites, countries such as Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, and China have claimed ancient artifacts as state property, called for their return from museums around the world, and passed laws against their future export. But in Who Owns Antiquity?, one of the world's leading museum directors vigorously challenges this nationalistic position, arguing that it is damaging and often disingenuous. 'Antiquities,' James Cuno argues, 'are the cultural property of all humankind," "evidence of the world's ancient past and not that of a particular modern nation. They comprise antiquity, and antiquity knows no borders.' Cuno argues that nationalistic retention and reclamation policies impede common access to this common heritage and encourage a dubious and dangerous politicization of antiquities--and of culture itself. Antiquities need to be protected from looting but also from nationalistic identity politics. To do this, Cuno calls for measures to broaden rather than restrict international access to antiquities. He advocates restoration of the system under which source countries would share newly discovered artifacts in exchange for archaeological help, and he argues that museums should again be allowed reasonable ways to acquire undocumented antiquities." - (Princeton University Press, 2008) -- 'Conversation: Hitchens, Cuno Debate the Fate of the Parthenon Marbles' plus 'Comments' - (Art Beat - Newshour Art Blog July 31, 2009) -- 'Who Draws the Borders of Culture? - "When Walter Benjamin wrote in the last century about the original or authentic work of art losing its aura, he was in part suggesting that the past is not something we can just return to whenever we like --it's not something fixed and always available. It's something forever beyond our grasp, which we must reinvent to make present. . . . " (Michael Kimmelman, Abroad - NYTimes 5/4/2010)

Art Patrons, the Next Generation - Career Choices, Business Commitments and "Institutions reflect their changing values and experiences . . . . " - (NYTimes 6/29/08)

"What are the challenges of a collection that spans over a long period of time? - How does collecting reflect personal history and build collective memory? How important is archiving and conservation for private collections? What are the checks and balances implicit in collecting cultural heritage? What do you hope will be the legacy you will leave to future generations?" These are some of the questions in a conversation with distinguished museum directors, curators, collectors, artists, and publishers at Art Basel Miami (December 2006) -- Art Basel (Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong)

Louvre Abu Dhabi -- "The Musée du Louvre was charged with a twofold mission to promote cultural education and develop aesthetic sensibilities when it was established in 1793. . . . Through an intergovernmental agreement signed on March 6, 2007, France and the United Arab Emirates decided to create a universal museum, bearing the name Louvre Abu Dhabi, with an opening slated for 2014. This unprecedented venture lays the foundations for a new type of cultural collaboration between two sovereign nations, and fulfills mutual needs and aspirations . . . . " - Founding an extraordinary new museum: the Louvre Abu Dhabi

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An International Directory of 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)

International Council on Museums [The World Museum Community] - "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."

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

Art Museum Network - Resources, Topics, Articles, Blogs, Position Papers, Presentations, Key Issues in the Art Museum Field, Links to Published Perspectives.

American Federation of Arts (1909-2010) - "The American Federation of Arts (AFA), a not-for-profit organization, initiates and organizes art exhibitions and provides educational and professional programs in collaboration with the museum community. Established in 1909, the AFA is one of the oldest art organizations in the country." - 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

Collections at the Harvard University Art Museums - Cambridge, Massachusetts.

National Palace Museum, Taiwan - "The culture effect is more important than the technology. We're trying to give people a warm feeling about these artifacts. We want the human touch." - Indeed, for the past few years there have been fascinating, beautiful exhibitions, thematic videos and educational features at the National Palace Museum online site. Explore!

National Hispanic Cultural Center - (Albuquerque, NM) - Collection, Research Archives, Exhibitions

Index of Resources for History - [Eras and Epochs, Historical Topics, Countries and Regions, Research Methods and Materials]

Art History Resources on the Web - A Comprehensive Art History Resource (Whitcombe, Sweet Briar College, Virginia U.S.A.)

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."

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 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)

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

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."

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents - "The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents was established in 1995 under the auspices of Oxford University's Faculty of Literae Humaniores to provide a focus for the study of ancient documents within Oxford . . . . The Centre provides a home for Oxford University's epigraphical archive, which includes one of the largest collections of squeezes (paper impressions) of Greek inscriptions in the world, together with the Haverfield archive of Roman inscriptions from Britain, and a substantial photographic collection. The strengths of the epigraphical archive lie in its broad coverage of early Greek inscriptions, Attic epigraphy and the Hellenistic world. Individual sites well represented in the archive include Chios, Samos, Priene, Rhodes, and Samothrace."

Asia Society - View the Asia Society Museum Collection in Context . . . . . . .

ETANA - (Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives) - "The ancient Near East has been the birthplace of some of civilization's most important advances, among them written language, the impulse to urbanism, and crop cultivation. Created and maintained by Paul James Cowie (a doctoral student at Australia's Macquarie University), the site is a fine resource for both scholars and the general public. Scholars will want to make sure and take a look at the conference diary section, which lists upcoming conferences and various calls for papers and other submissions. The announcements section is of additional interest, as it gives advance notice regarding related activities, including international symposia. For the general public, a host of sections (such as museums and galleries) offer comprehensive listings of Web-based resources ranging from Egyptology links to those dealing with cuneiform. The Web site also contains a listing of links to museums that specialize in the antiquities and archaeology of the Near East located around the world." ['Scout Report']

Harvard University's Frances Loeb Library - Visual Collections - "The Visual Collections contain nonprint materials for the Frances Loeb Library that support the curricula of the Graduate School of Design, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design. Our collections include digital images, 35mm slides, commercial VHS titles, GSD public lecture recordings (VHS and DVDs), CD-ROMs, maps and plans, and photographs. We also have available equipment for image capture, reproduction, and viewing. Visual Collections staff are always available to assist you with your image needs. Come visit for a complete tour of our collections."

National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program [A collaborative Initiative of the Library of Congress] - "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? These questions and others are being addressed by a program led by the Library of Congress and including a host of other participants from the public and private sectors. The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, or Digital Preservation Program for short, has been generously funded by the U.S. Congress and will seek gifts and in-kind donations to achieve its mission. The ease with which electronic information can be created and "published" makes much of what is available today, gone tomorrow. Thus there is an urgent need to preserve this information before it is forever lost."

The AMPHORAS Project - "This site contains information on plain, unglazed, ceramic storage containers, with two handles, mostly pointed at the bottom, used to carry wine, oil, fish, and other commodities around the ancient Mediterranean."

The Pompeii Forum Project - "A collaborative research venture that is archaeologicaly based, heavily dependent upon advanced technology, and so conceived as to address broad issues in urban history and urban design. Evidence gathered to date challenges commonly held and widely published notions about the evolution of the forum, especially during the final years of the city's life. The goals are to provide the first systematic documentation of the architecture and decoration of the forum, to interpret evidence as it pertains to Pompeii's urban history, and to make wider contributions to both the history of urbanism and contemporary problems of urban design." [The Pompeii Forum Project is an interdisciplinary collaborative research venture sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Virginia, and private contributors.] [See Archival Photographs]

CARES - Central Asia Resources, including: ICARP, the Interactive Central Asia Resource Project "with over 1000 annotated links, ICARP also serves as the official World Wide Web Virtual Library [WWWVL] for Central Asia, Afghanistan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and is also a member of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library."

Project Muse [Scholarly Journals Online]

Encyclopedia Mythica - Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. General folklore, Arthurian legends, Greek heroic legend, and fascinating folktales from many lands.

Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

Vatican Collections - "The founding of the Vatican Museums can be traced back to 1503 when the newly-elected Pope, Julius II della Rovere, placed a statue of Apollo in the internal courtyard of the Belvedere Palace built by Innocent VIII; he brought the statue from the garden of his titular church of St. Peter in Chains. In 1506 the Laocoon was added to the collection, after its discovery on the Esquiline Hill before the eyes of Giuliano di Sangallo and Michelangelo Buonarroti. Scores of artifacts were added throughout the next two centuries and the collections were eventually reorganized under Benedict XIV (1740-1758) and Clement XIII (1758-1769) . . . . " (This site has extensive works, including: Giotto (Ambrogio Bondone, detto) [1267 - 1337] -- The Sistine Chapel -- The Raphael Stanze and Loggia)

ABZU - "Guide to resources for the study of the Ancient Near East available on the Internet" [The Oriental Institute, Univ. of Chicago]

Oriental Institute [Univ. of Chicago] - "Oriental Institute scholars are renowned for training generations of new scholars who, in turn, take the legacy of The Oriental Institute to other museums, universities, schools and research centers throughout the world. The galleries of The Oriental Institute Museum introduce the public, including generations of local school children, to the richness of ancient Near Eastern cultures."

Petroglyphs - "The Petroglyphs in this area date from 200 to 1200 AD with a peak at 1050. Some of them have distinctive astronomical subjects." [American Southwest]

Collections Link - Just Practical Advice. Care, Conserve, Organize Displays and Exhibitons, Digitise, Plan for Emergencies, Buy-in a System, Get to Grips with Copyright, Insure, Market, Publish, Rise Funds, Manage Change - Standards for Collections Care - Accreditation Resource Directory

i-Museums [Israel Museums and Exhibitions]

Nasher Sculpture Center - "Opening to the public October 20, 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the few institutions in the world devoted to the exhibition, study, and preservation of modern sculpture . . . . The collection - which numbers more than three hundred sculptures together with twentieth-century paintings and drawings - will be rotated in thematic installations throughout the Center's seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000 ft2 building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker. Special exhibitions drawn from other sources will also be presented, contributing to the Center's mission of examining as thoroughly as possible the primary forces shaping the history of sculpture since the late nineteenth century. The Sculpture Center will complement its ongoing rotation of exhibitions with a variety of public programs and scholarly and educational initiatives. Through successive installations, audiences will encounter the collection's remarkable breadth as well as its deep strengths and the exciting ways that it connects the creative energy of those artists represented to our daily lives."

Ambrosiana - "Some of the many private art collections established throughout the centuries in Milan still preserve their 'private' character, although they do have a profound social role and are usually open to the public. The most outstanding among these - and the first great Milanese cultural institution of its kind - is the Ambrosiana . . . . " [From 'A Key to Milan']

Historic New England - "If you love antiques, historic homes and landscapes, you've come to the right place . . . . . We offer a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. Historic properties, Collections, Archives and Publications, Education Programs, House Tours, Events, Preservation Services."

Decorative Arts and Material Culture [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison - Documents, Images, Resources]

** John James Audubon's Birds of America - "John James Audubon's Birds of America, a portal into the natural world. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-sized watercolours of North American birds, all made from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration. Nearly 200 years later, the Audubon prints are coming to life once again, thanks to our vibrant digital library. Roam around and enjoy one of the most treasured pieces of Audubon's grand and wild legacy." - NOTE: Each print is available as a free high-resolution download. - "Gateway to educational and entertainng Museum "stuff."

Voice of the Shuttle [Humanities Resources]

Shangri La - "Shangri La provides a unique environment for the study of Islamic art and culture. The estate houses around 3500 objects, many of wfhich are embedded into the structure of the house. . . . . " The house was built in Honolulu, Hawaii by Doris Duke in 1937.

Zeroland - "This is a comprehensive arts research site. An International Directory of Online Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature Resources - Ancient times to the present."

Australian National University Art History Server - "Art & Architecture mainly from the Mediterranean Basin (but increasingly good on Kyoto, Nara, and East Asia] . . . . This server now contains some 165,000 images." [Subscription]

Cartographica Extraordinaire - David Rumssey Map Collection, Cartogroaphy Associates. "Surveying our past - old maps and new technology combine to provide an extraordinary view of American history. . . . In 'Cartographica Extraordinaire', maps serve as time machines, transporting us hundreds of years into the past and showing us extraordinary views of history through the eyes of the mapmakers of the time. From a 1736 atlas depicting California as an island to a Civil War bird's eye view of military positions on the southeastern seaboard, the stunning reproductions from the renowned David Rumsey Map Collection and text illuminate early American history from a uniquely geographic perspective.."

The de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor ImageBase - Collections of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - The ImageBase is a searchable image and text database of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor).

National Heritage Board: Singapore Art & History

Medieval Resources [NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources]

Early Church History [The Ecole Initiative] - Docments, Glossary, Articles, Images, Chronology - Temporarily unavailable

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson - "In order to preserve and share the legacy of his work, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martine Franck and their daughter Mélanie decided many years ago to create the HCB Fondation. . . . The Fondation is recognized by the French Government as being of public interest and will be housed in an elegant and carefully renovated atelier located in Montparnasse."

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe

European Literature - Electronic Text Collection in Western European Literature [Western European Specialists / Association of College and Research Libraries]

Museum Collection Profiles [National Park Service Museum Collections]

Electronic Arts Intermix - "A nonprofit media arts organization that is one of the world's leading resources for artists' video and new media. Founded in 1971, EAI serves artists,educators, curators, and diverse audiences through a wide range of programs [Artists Videotape Distribution Service, Preservation Program, Online Catalogue and Catalogue Publications, EAI Screening Room, Exhibitions & Events, Editing Facility, Equipment Loan Service] - EAI's international collection of artists' tapes is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, ranging from historical works of the 1960s to new works by emerging media artists of the 1990s.

Trajan's Column - "This is a site for exploring the Column of Trajan as a sculptural monument. The core of the site is a searchable database of over 500 images focusing on various aspects of the design and execution of the column's sculptural decoration. These images (slides and drawings) were generated by and for sculptor Peter Rockwell, over the course of his study of Roman stone-carving practices. The aim of this site is to make these images available to the widest possible public, in a form that can contribute both to ongoing study by specialists and to enjoyment and appreciation of the monument by the general public."

Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries and Study Centers

1200 years of Italian sculpture

40 Centuries of Architecture

African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning [Umiversity of Virginia]

TFAO - A non-profit organization dedicated to furthering education in American art through advocacy, publication and research

American Memory from the Library of Congress - "American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections."

Ancient City of Athens - "A photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece)."

The Courtauld Collection

Treasures from the Archives of American Art

Artcyclopedia The Guide to Museum-Quality Art on the Internet. Excellent directory to find works at museums by master artists.

The On-Line Books Page [University of Pennsylvania]

Eli Broad Family Foundation - "The Foundation operates as an educational lending resource for contemporary art and is dedicated to building a collection that reflects the scope and diversity of the art of our time. The Broad family formed the foundation after several decades of personal collecting, dedicated patronage and leadership of some of the nation's most prominent museums. As a new component in the Foundation's programming, this website extends the Foundation's mandate to foster public appreciation of contemporary art to a worldwide audience of internet users, making available information and selected images from its collection of over 600 works by provocative and important artists working today.

California Indian Library Collections [Bibliographies of Northern and Central California Indians] - "The California Indian Library Collections has collected, duplicated, assembled, and shipped more than 11,000 textual documents, nearly 25,000 photographs, and over 3,400 audio tapes. There is reward and satisfaction in having prepared over 17,000 manuscript pages for finding guides to the collections and publishing these in 44 volumes. Now a Native Californian in a remote area of northern California may find a photograph of his or her grandmother or hear, for the first time, his grandfather sing or tell a story. Researchers in rural areas are using the collections for legal defense as well as research material for documentation of an important period in California history."

Château de Versailles

China the Beautiful - "Classical Chinese Art, Calligraphy, Poetry, History, Literature, Painting, and Philosophy"

Corbis [Image Collection]


Earth and Moon Viewer

Etruscan Art [Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, the Vatican] " The Etruscan Museum was founded in 1837, during the pontificate of Gregorio XVI. It comprises nine rooms (sale) and presents artifacts excavated from Etruria (1828-1837) and Lazio . . . ."

Fine Arts Collection - U.S. Gov/General Services Administration [Inquiries]

A Fine Art Image Gallery - Italian Renaissance

Folk Art and Craft Exchange [International, Including sales and Private Collections]

Kiowa drawings - The Smithsonian's collections of Kiowa drawings

Murano Glass - "Located in Murano Island, Jewel of Veneto's Lagoon, known from time immemorial . . . . "

MuralArtsProgram - "Since its inception in 1984, the Mural Arts Program has completed more murals than any other public art program in the nation - more than 2,300 indoor and outdoor murals throughout Philadelphia. This effort has brought art to the cityscape, turning graffiti-scarred walls into scenic views, portraits of community heroes, and abstract creations."

Notre Dame Cathedral of Amiens [Photograph Collection]

Smithsonian Institution Archive Collection - "The Smithsonian's central source for the creation, processing, distribution and archival storage of photographs and digital images."

Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company 1890-1920 - "This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company Collection includes over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, mostly of the eastern United States. The collection includes the work of a number of photographers, one of whom was the well known photographer William Henry Jackson. A small group within the larger collection includes about 900 Mammoth Plate Photographs taken by William Henry Jackson along several railroad lines in the United States and Mexico in the 1880s and 1890s. The group also includes views of California, Wyoming and the Canadian Rockies."

Pablo Picasso - "Le Site Officiel - Online Picasso Project [Texas A&M University / Dr. Enrique Mallen]

Project Gutenberg

Public Art on the Net

Réunion des Musées Nationaux - The Réuniondes Musées Nationaux (RMN) was founded in 1895 to raise and administer the funds required for the acquisition of works of art by national collections. At its creation, the RMN was made up of only four bodies: the Louvre, the Château de Versailles, the Musée du Luxembourg and the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Musée des Antiquités nationales). Today, the RMN collaborates with thirty three institutions of varying sizes. In 1990, the RMN became a national public institution operating in industrial and commercial areas (EPIC) under the supervision of the French Ministry of Culture (Direction des Musées de France). Its president is the Director of the Musées de France.

The Réunion des Musées Nationaux's Photo Agency - Official site of the RMN's photo agency. Access to the photographs of the art works kept in the 33 French national museums.

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities [SPNEA] - Now called 'Historic New England' - "If you love antiques, historic homes and landscapes, you've come to the right place . . . . . We offer a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. Historic properties, Collections, Archives and Publications, Education Programs, House Tours, Events, Preservation Services."

Stuart Collection [Site Specific Works at the University of California, San Diego]

WebMuseum, Paris - Artist Index



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