Visual Resources Collection Links

Museums

Find out what's showing in the San Francisco Bay Area
(Accessible by public transit!)

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
http://www.asianart.org/

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Palace of the Legion of Honor and De Young Museum
http://www.famsf.org/

Oakland Museum:
http://www.museumca.org/global/resources.html

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
http://www.sfmoma.org/

Museums Further Afield:

The Art Institute of Chicago
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/

The Ashmolean Museum
http://www.ashmolean.org/collections/

Boston Museum of Fine Art
http://www.mfa.org/collections/index.asp

British Museum
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights.aspx

Canadian Museum of Civilization
http://www.civilization.ca/indexe.asp

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
http://www.corcoran.org/collection/index.htm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
http://www.lacma.org/

The Louvre Museum, Paris
http://www.louvre.fr/llv/dossiers/alaune.jsp?bmLocale=en

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/index.aspx?dep=0&vW=1

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
http://www.nga.gov/collection/index.shtm

Nelson-Atkins Gallery, Kansas City, MO
http://www.nelson-atkins.org/art/NelsonAtkins.cfm

San Jose Museum of Art
http://www.sjmusart.org/

Whitney Museum, New York City
http://library.whitney.org/

Image Websites

Archnet: online database of original images of Moslem culture and civilization worldwide
http://archnet.org/library/images/

ARTstor at SSU
http://0-www.artstor.org.iii1.sonoma.edu:80/index.shtml

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Survey of World Architecture Database of Original images
http://www.brynmawr.edu/Acads/Cities/wld/wcapts1.html

University of Michigan School of Art and Design Links Page
http://art-design.umich.edu/mother/

Christopher Witcombe, Professor of Art History, Sweetbriar College http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

 

Worldimages, a free original image distribution project hosted at San Jose State University and sponsored by the California State University System under the Direction of Professor Emerita Kathy Cohen
http://worldart.sjsu.edu/

Art History Resources

Asianart.com
Online journal for the study and exhibition of the Arts of Asia
http://www.asianart.com/index.html

Chicago Manual of Style:
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

 

The Getty Vocabularies:
Union List of Artists' Names (ULAN)

Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)

Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)

http://getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/

 

Grove Dictionary of Art at SSU
http://0-www.oxfordartonline.com.iii1.sonoma.edu:80/subscriber/

Huntington Archive:
http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/

Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm

National Atlas
A government website that provides a map template of the United States that can be customized to show various features and details and downloaded for presentation or printing
http://nationalatlas.gov/

Smithsonian Institution LibrariesÕ Art and Artists Files
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles/

The STEVE Project: Social Tagging for the World of Art
http://tagger.steve.museum/steve.php?task=loginController_loginPage

Tibetart: Himalayan Art Resources
http://www.himalayanart.org/home.cfm

Timeline Creator:
http://timeline.cer.jhu.edu/

Organizations

Visual Resources Association
http://www.vraweb.org/

 

Art Libraries Society of North America
http://www.arlisna.org/

College Art Association
http://www.collegeart.org/

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

American Association of Museums
http://www.aam-us.org/

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
http://www.oclc.org/us/en/default.htm

Digital Imaging Technical Resources

Technical Advisory Service for Images:
File Formats and Compression
http://www.tasi.ac.uk/advice/creating/fformat.html

New Digital Image File Formats
http://www.tasi.ac.uk/advice/creating/newfile.html

Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines (UPDIG) http://www.updig.org/guidelines/

 

Native American Websites

Johnson, Ron
http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/~rwj1/nativ.html
(accessed June 25, 2007)
Ron Johnson is an art history professor at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California

National Park Service:
Mound sites in the Golden Crescent area of the Southeast
http://www.nps.gov/history/goldcres/maps/moundmapsite.html

 

Southeast Archaeological Center

http://www.nps.gov/history/seac/outline  (accessed February 25, 2008)

Park, Robert W.
Archaeology in Arctic North America
http://anthropology.uwaterloo.ca/ArcticArchStuff/index.html.

Shinnecock and Montauk Indians of New York:
http://www.thehamptons.com/indians/

USGS Website: Native Lands, Culture, and Languages
http://education.usgs.gov/common/resources/mapcatalog/culture.html

VIRCONA, Bainbridge Bunting Library, University of New Mexico http://bbmsl.unm.edu/vircona/

The VIRCONA Website is a directory of over 500 modern Native American artists from the University of New Mexico Visual Resources database with sample images of their work, including both traditional and contemporary media from ceramics and textiles to installation and digital art.

Museums and Historic Sites

Aztec Ruins National Monument
www.nps.gov/azru/

Cahokia Mounds
www.cahokiamounds.com/cahokia.html

Chaco Canyon National Historical Park
www.nps.gov/chcu/

 

Traditions of the Sun: Chaco Canyon

http://www.traditionsofthesun.org/viewerChaco/ (accessed on May 5, 2008)

Effigy Mounds National Monument
www.nps.gov/efmo/

Hueco Tanks State Historic Park
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/hueco_tanks/

Museum of Canadian Civilization
http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/aborige.asp (accessed on June 25, 2007)

Online collection of artifact images:
http://collections.civilization.ca/

National Museum of the American Indian
www.americanindian.si.edu/

Osage Tribal Museum
www.osagetribe.com/

Peabody Museum, Harvard University http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/katsina/index.html  (accessed on July 25, 2007)

Identifies 36 katsinam by names with a picture and a paragraph describing their function and place in the calendar year.  The site also includes a link to a Hopi calendar chart showing the schedule of their ceremonies and describing their functions.

South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD http://www.southdakotaartmuseum.com/explore_native.htm

Frank McClung Museum, University of Tennessee: History of the Native Peoples of Tennessee, 2003 http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/newpermanent/archaeology/index.html

Thunderbird Park, Royal Canadian Museum, British Columbia, Canada.
http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exhibits/tbird-park/main.htm?lang=eng
(accessed December 21, 2007)

UĂ•Mista Cultural Center
http://www.umista.org/

University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology
www.moa.ubc.ca/