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resources for finding visual information (as opposed to text-based or language-based information) such as images and moving images.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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General image sites

  • ContentDM Collections: Browse Look through all the digital repositories in the ContentDM system.

  • Google Art Project  "Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.
  • VIA Search | Harvard University
    A free online image database.

  • Web Gallery of Art "A searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods (1200-1700), currently containing over 15,400 reproductions." Biographies, commentaries, guided tours are available. Provides good-sized images with detailed file information.
  • World Images  "The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It has just been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials. It contains approximately 80,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery."  This site is great for images of Asian art.   




      ARTstor image database

      • Includes Images for Academic Publishing (IAP).  Available through ARTstor and initiated by the Metropolitan Museum. Provides scholars with FREE high quality images for academic publications. A number of additional museums and resources are currently in the process of adding images to the collection. Users without access to ARTstor may still request access to the IAP collection.

      Luna Commons Images (includes Archivision and Amica images)

      Gain access to hundreds of thousands of images that you can use for your classes.   The Luna Commons collection includes Hampshire College's Archivision collection. 

      Five College Museums Database

      • Five College Museums
        A searchable database of the art collections of the Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield.

        Find something you like and then go see it in person at one of the Five College Museums (many of these objects may be in storage, but you can usually make an appointment to see what is not on display: ask Rachel for help!).

      Five College Images

      Each of the Five Colleges maintains collections of digital and analog images to support teaching and research. For information about each collection consult:


      Camio image database

      CAMIO® — OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums.   CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. 

      What's on view at Hampshire

      • Hampshire College Main Gallery
        Click this link to see what is currently on exhibit in the main gallery on the lower level of the Harold F. Johnson Library building.

      Access and Arts Librarian

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      Search AP Photo for images

      • AP Photo and Multimedia Archive
        Current and historical photos taken by members of the Associated Press. Includes audio files of historic speeches. NOTE: Images are restricted to educational use only.

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