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Visual art & images


Arkyves A digital database of pictorial works, dedicated to the study of images and their meaning. It contains images, texts, research tools and a bibliography that focuses on the history of visual culture.

Centre Pompidou Collection Online – 60.000 modern artworks from the collection.

Guggenheim The Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums.

  • Collection Online a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection.

International Center of PhotographyResearch Center The Research Center brings together ICP's photographic collections, reference materials, archives, library, and digital assets

Metropolean Museum of Art Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art.

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Is dedicated to the collection of Modern Art by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection of the highest orde.

National Archive online photocollection (+/- 500.000) and historical maps (+/- 6000) (Dutch)

Netherlands Institute for Art History

  • Collections The unique collection of the RKD is made up of five components, namely, Visual Documentation, Technical Documentation, Press Documentation, Archivalia, and Library.
  • The Visual Documentation Collection of the RKD is the largest collection of art-historical visual material in the world and contains more than six million photographs, reproductions, and slides of paintings, drawings, sculpture, graphic arts, and design.

Photograpy Museum Nederland Image Bank Over 120.000 images from the collection on show online.

Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (Civil Service Cultural Heritage - Dutch only)

  • Beeldbank About half a million images of Dutch cultural heritage.

Web gallery of art A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 11th to mid-19th centuries.

World Images provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains approximately 80,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery.

World Press Photo Archive The archive of winning world Press Photos comprises some 10,000 images.