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WIKIART : Visual Art Encyclopedia

“The project aims to create high-quality, most complete and well-structured online repository of fine art. We hope to make classical art a little more accessible and comprehensible, and also want to provide a new form of interaction between contemporary artists and their audience. In the future we plan to cover the entire history of art — from cave artworks to the new talents of today.

The project is non-profit.

WikiArt filling system is based on the principle of wiki, i.e. free filling and editing the contents of the site by anyone who wants to participate in the project. The quality and reliability of the information will be ensured by consistent moderation of all the updates.”– From the website.

Frank Lloyd Wright – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The Bachman-Wilson house, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and was built in 1954 along the Millstone River in New Jersey, has been relocated to the grounds of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, and is available for touring at no-charge.

From the website:  “The entire structure was … taken apart and each component was labeled, packed, and loaded into two trucks provided by J.B. Hunt for transportation to the Museum. After its 1,235 mile journey, the Bachman-Wilson House arrived in Northwest Arkansas in April, 2014.”

One Million Audio Cover Images for Research

“Culled from various sources, this collection includes over one million JPG, PNG and GIF album covers. The resolution ranges from “thumbnail” through to very large sizes. Filenames are variant in usefulness, although a good number indicate at least the name of the original album.”–From the website.

The Big Cartoon Database

“The Big Cartoon DataBase Is The Largest Animation Resource On The Internet,
See Your Favorite Classic Cartoons, TV Series Episode Guides & Animated Films.”–From the website,

Art Project

Links to more than 1000 works of art from 17 major art museums from around the world are found on this site.

International Architecture Database

From the website: “This database includes information over more than 44000 built and unrealized projects from various architects and planners. The architecture of the 20th century is the main theme of this database.

It’s possible to look for a special project via an architect, town or keyword with the indices or by using a query form. For most entries you get the name, address, keywords and information about further literature. Some entries include images, comments, links to other Websites or internal links.”

Discover Yale Digital Commons

“…Scholars, artists and other individuals around the world will enjoy free access to online images of millions of objects housed in Yale’s museums, archives, and libraries thanks to a new “Open Access” policy that the University announced today. Yale is the first Ivy League university to make its collections accessible in this fashion, and already more than 250,000 images are available through a newly developed collective catalog.”–From the website.


Search for artists, art works, and art museums here.  Thousands of links are availabe where images can be found.  “…Artcyclopedia is a form of Internet search engine. The main mode of searching within the site, and the main way that web surfers find their way to us, is a search on an artist’s name.”–From the website.

Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections

“Norman Rockwell Museum’s collections of original artworks, archival objects, and the artist’s catalogue raisonné are available in digital format for purposes of private study, scholarship, research, and public enjoyment. This image and data library is a multimedia tool that enables keyword and advanced searches of the Museum’s extensive digital collections.”–from the website.  There is a Terms of Condition that the user of this site must accept.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History is funded by the Heilbrunn Foundation, New Tamarind Foundation, and Zodiac Fund. The Timeline is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Museum’s collection. It is an invaluable reference and research tool for students, educators, scholars, and anyone interested in the study of art history and related subjects. First launched in 2000, the Timeline extends from prehistory to the present day. “–From the Web Site.

Database of Art Objects at the Jeu de Paume

The Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR), the “Special Task Force” headed by Adolf Hitler’s leading ideologue Alfred Rosenberg, was one of the main Nazi agencies engaged in the plunder of cultural valuables in Nazi-occupied countries during the Second World War. A particularly notorious operation by the ERR was the plunder of art from French Jewish and a number of Belgian Jewish collections from 1940 to 1944 that were brought to the Jeu de Paume building in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris for processing by the ERR Sonderstab Bildende Kunst or “Special Staff for Pictorial Art.”

This database brings together for the first time in searchable illustrated form the remaining registration cards and photographs produced by the ERR covering more than 20,000 art objects taken from Jews in German-occupied France and, to a lesser extent, in Belgium. Searchable by individual objects and by the owners from whom these objects were taken, the database is a detailed record of a small but important part of the vast seizure of cultural property that was integral to the Holocaust.”–From the Web site.

Georgia O’Keefe Museum — Collections Online

This is a searchable database of over 3,000 works online from the Georgia O’Keefe Museum.

2009 Films Added To National Film Registry of the Library of Congress

This is the list of the 25 films added to the 2009 the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

Media College

Media College “is a free educational and resource website for all forms of electronic media. Topics include video & television production, audio work, photography, graphics, web design and more. [They] have hundreds of exclusive tutorials with supporting illustrations, videos, sound bytes and interactive features. You’ll also find reference material, utilities and other useful goodies, as well as a helpful forum.”

The tutorials look pretty good, and the site even archives operating manuals for different types of equipment.