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/

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

Museums Further Afield:

American Museum of Natural History Digital Collections
http://images.library.amnh.org/digital/

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://collections.civilization.ca/

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

The Getty Center, Santa Monica, CA
http://www.getty.edu/museum/

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

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/pages/default.aspx

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

The Royal Museum for Central Africa
http://kongoacrossthewaters.net/

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

Tate Gallery, London, England Youtube site
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2isDei-lrNSrgGYE4Np3PA

Tate Gallery Audio Archive
http://www.tate.org.uk/audio-arts

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.iii.sonoma.edu/index.shtml

The Getty Museum: free downloadable copyright free images from their collections
http://www.getty.edu/about/opencontent.html

University of Michigan School of Art and Design Links Page
http://www.umich.edu/~motherha/

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

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
http://www.davidrumsey.com/

NASA Visible Earth Satellite Maps
http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/

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

Art History and Technology: A Brief History, by Christopher Witcombe

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

FAMSI: The Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.
The principal source for information about ancient Mesoamerican cultures, currently hosted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
http://www.famsi.org/

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

Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)

Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)

http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/

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

Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art:
http://huntingtonarchive.osu.edu/

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

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

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

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

Society of Architectural Historians
http://www.sah.org

Digital Imaging Technical Resources

Technical Guide for Creating Digital Media
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/creating

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

Basic Guidelines for Embedded Metadata (aka Image Tags)http://metadatadeluxe.pbworks.com/w/page/59200201
/Basic%20photo%20metadata%20guidelines

Creative Commons Licenses
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
A means to share your images without giving up your rights of ownership

Social Media and Preserving Tags added to Images
Library of Congress Digital Preservation blog

 

Native American Websites

Ancient Barrier Canyon Style Rock Art in Utah
http://heritage.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/am_things_tep_ancient_painters_bcs_project.pdf

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts
http://www.crowsshadow.org

NAGPRA Implementation, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/310 (accessed July 9, 2012)

Describes the Peabody Museum's implementation of the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

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/

Tlingit Totem Poles, Northwest Coast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvTKyV6G414&feature=related

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. The VIRCONA website is temporarily disabled 9/12/2013.

Museums and Historic Sites

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

Cahokia Mounds
www.cahokiamounds.org

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

Cosco Rock Art site, California; National Park Service:
http://www.nps.gov/history/archeology/rockArt/index.htm

Traditions of the Sun: Chaco Canyon

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

Denver Art Museum American Indian collections
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/collections/american-indian-art

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/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/fp/fpint01e.shtml (accessed on July 9, 2012)

Museum of Canadian Civilization Online collection of images:
http://collections.civilization.ca/

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

Osage Tribal Museum
www.osagetribe.com/

Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
http://philbrook.org/explore/collections/native-american-art

Katsina Exhibit, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
http://140.247.195.10/katsina/default.html  (accessed on July 9, 2012)

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.

Frank McClung Museum, Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee
http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/permanent/native/index.shtml (Accessed July 9, 2012)

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

U'Mista Cultural Center
http://www.umista.org/

University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology
http://moa.ubc.ca/research/collections/fn-collections.php