comment Digital Images Online
Digitized Museum Collections, International
In general, many libraries,
museums, univerisities and historical
societies have searchable indexes or images from their collections
available online. Check your regional area university and museum
libraries for regional archival collections.
Art & History,
International Image Collections
- Tip: If you
need an image, shop
around! Different institutions charge different use fees.
If you find an image you like, check with local archive and reference
librarians to see if they also have that image in their collection, and
if it is available less expensively.
- The British Museum's World's Knowledge
for researchers, the British Museum has extensive collections on very
research friendly pages. Homepage: http://www.bl.uk In
addition, the British Library's collection of Early
Photographically Illustrated Books online are wonderful.
These books were among the first to use photographs as illustrations.
- La Bibliotheque's Picture Collection,
primarily in French, but much of it includes English
translations. Homepage: La Bibliotheque http://www.bnf.fr
- The J. Paul Getty Museum's Exhibitions,
especially their Explore
Art link, offers many digitized, searchable collections. Homepage:
http://www.getty.edu Their Digitized
Library Collections included historic photographss of Mexico, and
images of tapestries.
- The Royal Commonwealth Society Library, or RCS Photograph
Project through Cambridge University in England boasts "70,000
images from around the world," historical and contemporary.
Cambridge University Library Homepage: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/
- The BBC's Interactive
Content Galleries are geared toward providing general information,
and so a great introductory tool for researchers and schools.
Galleries provides good information about each image, Galleries span
history from Ancient Eqypt to contemporary information for
genealogists. Homepage: http://www.bbc.co.uk
- The Art
and Archeology Library through Perseus showcases, "523 coins, 1548
vases, over 1400 sculptures, 179 sites and 381 buildings" from numerous
university and national museum collections. Though papyrus is
textural, Perseus's collection of papyri
is worth mentioning here. Homepage: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
History Sourcebook, one of many sourcebooks available through Paul
Halsall's amazing and unparalleled history texts and images available
on the web. Texts primarily, but also images are available on
this site, including a number from Byzantium.
Homepage: http://www.fordham.edu/HALSALL Hosted by Fordham
Jesuit University in New York.
Rome: Images & Pictures from Felix Just through
catholic-resources.org. This page also has a number of terrific
links to other good Roman antiquity sites on the net.
- The Vivarium
at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at Saint Johns University in
Minnesota offers searchable digital collections for researchers.
The Arca Artium
is also on the Hill site, and though it is primarily a collection of
books, it is worth mentioning here. Homepage: http://www.hmml.org/
- World Images, Image
Project through California State University. A wide variety
of images from art to daily life. http://worldimages.sjsu.edu/
Roman period through the 19th
Sites concerned primarily with photographs
of illuminated manuscripts will be listed under digitized text and
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