In the subject area "Image Resources," arthistoricum.net presents its own image collections as well as selected image sources of other institutions.
Integrated into the arthistoricum.net search function are more than 1.3 million motifs belonging to the Deutsche Fotothek image database (German Photographic Collection).
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You’ll find additional Internet research possibilities here:
Image Index for Art and Architecture
Reference for ca. 2 million photographic reproductions of artworks and buildings in Germany and Europe, from numerous museums and institutions.
Meta search engine referencing numerous academic image databases, covering more than 2 260 000 digitalized works. A personal or institutional license is required; most German universities provide free access on-campus.
Digitalized paintings, music, films and books from European galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Contains about 5 million objects.
John Malyon’s Fine Art meta search engine. Searches numerous international museum websites and image databases.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art collection of CC0 images
The Metropolitan Museum shares all public domain images in its collection under CC0, expanding their digital collection by over 375,000 images as well as providing data on over 420,000 museum objects spanning more than 5,000 years.
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Country-specific Image Databases
VADS - The Online Resource for Visual Arts
British image database containing more than 100,000 entries.
Joint image database of French museums, containing approximately 500,000 entries.