Artportal Art Reference
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History

smARThistory - Creative Commons-licensed "Multimedia Art History Web-Book", created by beth Harris & Steven Zucker

ArtLex Art Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary - Arts & Architecture

Tate Glossary of Art Terminology

The Getty Vocabulary Databases:
  • Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) ("131,000 terms, descriptions, bibliographic citations, and other information relating to fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture.)"
  • Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) ("Names and biographical and bibliographic information about artists and architects)"
  • Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) ("1.1 million names, place types, coordinates, and descriptive notes, focusing on places important for the study of art and architecture.)"
  • Getty Research Institute Data Standards and Guidelines
    Getty Provenance Databases Online
  • Archival documents from France, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain, 1550-1840
  • Auction sales catalogs from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, and Scandinavia, 1650-1840
  • Public collections: paintings by artists born before 1900 in American and British institutions
    Grove Dictionary of Art (personal or institutional subscription required)

    This Day in Art History:    Home page    

      Encyclopedias (Brittanica, Encarta, Wikipedia): See the General Reference page

    Ancient Art: Old Stones

    Art Conservation and Collections Management: Collections Link

    Art Conservation: Conservation & Art Material Encyclopedia Online (CAMEO)

    Art Conservation: Conservation OnLine

    Art Conservation: Getty Conservation Institute, including AATA Online (Abstracts of International Conservation Literature)

    Art Libraries: Searchable Directory of Art Libraries Worldwide

    Art Libraries: - Search the catalogs of 27 major art libraries worldwide

    Art Historians: Dictionary of Art Historians - Biographical info about art numerous historians

    Art & Antique Dealer Resources: CINOA Resource Center

    Copyright: The Copyright Site - U.S. copyright law tutorial.

    Copyright: U.S. Copyright Office

    Copyright: Wikipedia: Copyright - Good coverage of copyright laws worldwide.

    Lost Art, Stolen Art, Provenance Research: See the separate Lost Art Resources page