Major Image Databases
A digital library of images with associated information and software tools designed to enhance
teaching, learning, and scholarship. Video tutorials and training manuals are made available
CLAROS Built on the art of
ancient Greece and Rome, CLAROS is an international research collaboration, using the latest
Information and Communication Technologies to enable simultaneous searching of major collections in
university research institutes and museums.
Digital Images The collection contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and
architecture, including images from many important collections including the Prado, the
Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece,
Italy, Turkey, and Egypt.
Tutorials and News about Image Collections
"Finding Images on the Web"
Tutorial Comprehensive tutorial designed and maintained by Boston University
Libraries. Offers good information on how and where to search for images. Includes
links to major image databases and copyright information. Good resource for the novice and
Finding and Using
Images LibGuide Guide that is intended to help users find images online. Introduction to
databases and websites available through UIUC.
Pixels: Digital Visual Resources and Tech Tips
This blog run by the University Library and the College of Fine and Applied Arts brings news,
tips, and announcements about digital image projects at the University. Great place to start if you
are curious about what the University is doing in this area.
archINFORM Focusing primarily on twentieth-century
architecture, this database includes information one over over 14,000 built and unrealized projects
from various international architects and planners
Cities/Buildings Database From the University of
Washington, "a collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and
throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web."
Agence Photographique Database of over 440,000 works of art from the national and regional
museums of France. This site is available in French and English.
Art & Architecture A searchable collection
of images from the Conway Library of the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Art Images for College Teaching Focusing primarily
on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance European art arranged in chronological sequence, from
Art Resource The worlds largest fine art stock photo archive.
Artcyclopedia “The Fine Art Search Engine” An extensive
index of on-line images of fine art, primarily from museums and galleries.
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur des Bildarchivs Foto
Marburg Database of images available from the Bildarchiv Photo Marburg, primarily in black and
white. Classified iconographically according to the Iconclass system.
of Christian Art A photographic and bibliographic archive of Medieval Christian art, with an
increasing amount of images available on-line.
Specialized Image Resources
Select Museum Image Collections
Art Institute of Chicago
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Harvard University Art Museums
Krannert Art Museum, UIUC
Los Angeles County Museum of Art(LACMA)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Fine Art (MFA), Boston
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Museum, St. Petersburg
Le Louvre, Paris
National Gallery, London
Spurlock Museum, UIUC
Tate Gallery, London
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Victoria and Albert Museum, London