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Image Resources

Listed below are links to websites which provide access to digital images. Be sure to make note of the copyright restrictions at each site.

Access Ceramics
A constantly growing collection of images of works by contemporary ceramic artists. Submissions are juried before being added to the collection.

American Memory
A place to browse historical collections from the Library of Congress, complete with images.

Artchive
A searchable and browseable collection of artwork and artist information.

Art Crimes-Writing on the Wall
A website devoted to graffiti art.

Finding Images on the Web

Information on locating and using images found online. This website has copyright information as well as links to image databases.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Image Base
Artwork from the collection of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in a searchable database.

National Gallery of Art
The website for the National Gallery of Art. There are virtual tours for some of the collections and exhibits.

New York Public Library Picture Collection
“The Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.”

Picsearch
A search engine geared specifically towards finding images on the internet.

PhotoGraphic Libraries
This website brings together and organizes links for online clip-art, fashion design and photography, historical image collections and more.

Rumsey Visual Collections
This site has cartography, photography, fine art and architectural images organized from numerous collections.

Web Gallery of Art
“A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 11th to mid-19th centuries.”

World Art Kiosk (California State University)
This is a database for the California State University IMAGE Project, with a wide range of browseable and searchable images.

World Art Treasures
A website providing access to images by period, location and artist name.