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Visual Resources Center

Images Sources (Art, Archaeology, and Cities-centric)

Most of the following sites feature presentation-sized images.

General Images

Art Images for College Teaching
Freely available images, mostly of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance European art and architecture.

A digital library that provides access to thousands of digital images derived from a variety of museum, library and archival collections, including Tri-Co Visual Resources Collections. Images support a variety of disciplines including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design. Coverage varies.

The Digital Archive of Historic Gardens and Landscapes and its companion website, is envisioned as part of a larger, typologically organized archive of digital images with accompanying educational materials. The initial component of Catena is built around the villa, an important landscape type in garden history.

Personal photographs of practically anything; many of which are excellent, and which the photograph owners will allow anyone download and use for non-commercial purposes.  Particularly good for photographs of architecture and archaeological sites. Check for copyright and permissible use under "Additional Information" for each photograph

Grove Art Online
Articles in Grove Art link to external sources (museum and gallery websites). Grove Art also links to the Bridgeman Art Library and Art Resource, which are commercial image providers.

World Images
Nearly 50,000 art and other images intended for teaching and research purposes.  Extensive art and archaeology collection.

World Memory Net
GMNet is a gateway to invaluable resources from around the world. Over 2400 digital collections from over 80 countries were identified and integrated with the current GMNet collections for instant retrieval.


Perseus Building Catalog
Perseus Coin Catalog
Perseus Sculpture Catalog
Perseus Site Catalog
Perseus Vase Catalog
Stoa Image Gallery


Built in America
Library of Congress, American Memory. Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record

Places in Time: Historical Documentation of Place in Greater Philadelphia
This project is an effort to bring together some resources -- images, documents, tools, and links -- for pursuing historical information about place in the five-county Philadelphia area: Bucks, Chester, Delaware. Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.


Under "Digital Libraries" and images; over 50,000 images of Islamic architecture from around the world.

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