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Spotlight on: Timeline of Art History
Timeline of Art History
The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
pairs essays and works of art with chronologies,
telling the story of art and global culture
through the Museum’s collection.
Browse by time period, geographical location, or search for artists, movements or keywords.
This resource is ideal for research and inspiration from the history of art across the globe.
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Britannica Academic Encyclopedia has has articles, photographs, illustrations, sound files, and videos on every subject. It is the ideal place to begin your research into artists, art movements, and the historical, social and cultural contexts of different artworks.
Established by artists in 1984, Castlefield Gallery is the first public contemporary visual art gallery to have opened in Manchester.
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) formerly the Chinese Arts Centre, is the national lead in bringing Chinese contemporary art and visual culture to a UK audience.
Current and forthcoming exhibitions feature artworks and items from Oldham’s diverse collections alongside newly commissioned art, international work, touring exhibitions and work produced with local communities.
Manchester Art Gallery
Houses some of the most important fine and decorative art works outside London, and renowned for its 19th century British paintings.
Whitworth Gallery Manchester
An impressive range of watercolours, prints, drawings, modern art and sculpture, with a large collection of textiles and wallpapers.
Free to use images
Artstor’s public collections offer approximately 1 million freely accessible images, videos, documents, and audio files
The Barnes Foundation collection website enables visitors to explore thousands of works in the Barnes’s unparalleled collection based on aesthetics, and download high-resolution images of over 1,400 works that are in the public domain.
Getty Image Gateway
Currently, there are over 110,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute available through the Open Content Program
The Met Collection
Explore more than 375,000 hi-res images of public-domain works from the The Met collection
National Gallery of Art
More than 45,000 open access digital images from the National Gallery of Art.
New York Public Library
Go to the NYPL Digital Collections and tick "Search only public domain materials" in the search box.
All images on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.
Download free images from Pixabay's library of over 520,000 public domain photos.
Smithsonian Institution: Open F|S
A project to digitized all the collections of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Freer Study Collection.
Find thousands of Creative Commons licensed images from historical library materials and museum objects to contemporary digital photographs
Yale Center for British Art
Search across the Yale Center for British Art’s online catalogue, currently representing over one hundred thousand records from the Center’s collections.