Visual Resources Collection Links


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

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Palace of the Legion of Honor and De Young Museum

Oakland Museum:

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Museums Further Afield:

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Ashmolean Museum

Boston Museum of Fine Art

British Museum

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Louvre Museum, Paris

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Nelson-Atkins Gallery, Kansas City, MO

San Jose Museum of Art

Whitney Museum, New York City

Image Websites

Archnet: online database of original images of Moslem culture and civilization worldwide

ARTstor at SSU

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Survey of World Architecture Database of Original images

University of Michigan School of Art and Design Links Page

Christopher Witcombe, Professor of Art History, Sweetbriar College


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

Art History Resources
Online journal for the study and exhibition of the Arts of Asia

Chicago Manual of Style:


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

Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)

Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)


Grove Dictionary of Art at SSU

Huntington Archive:

Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History

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

Smithsonian Institution LibrariesÕ Art and Artists Files

The STEVE Project: Social Tagging for the World of Art

Tibetart: Himalayan Art Resources

Timeline Creator:


Visual Resources Association


Art Libraries Society of North America

College Art Association

Museum Computer Network

American Association of Museums

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)

Digital Imaging Technical Resources

Technical Advisory Service for Images:
File Formats and Compression

New Digital Image File Formats

Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines (UPDIG)


Native American Websites

Johnson, Ron
(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


Southeast Archaeological Center  (accessed February 25, 2008)

Park, Robert W.
Archaeology in Arctic North America

Shinnecock and Montauk Indians of New York:

USGS Website: Native Lands, Culture, and Languages

VIRCONA, Bainbridge Bunting Library, University of New Mexico

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

Cahokia Mounds

Chaco Canyon National Historical Park


Traditions of the Sun: Chaco Canyon (accessed on May 5, 2008)

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Hueco Tanks State Historic Park

Museum of Canadian Civilization (accessed on June 25, 2007)

Online collection of artifact images:

National Museum of the American Indian

Osage Tribal Museum

Peabody Museum, Harvard University  (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

Frank McClung Museum, University of Tennessee: History of the Native Peoples of Tennessee, 2003

Thunderbird Park, Royal Canadian Museum, British Columbia, Canada.
(accessed December 21, 2007)

UĂ•Mista Cultural Center

University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology