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Image Databases

  • Archinform
    Database for international architecture
  • ART-Guide (a feature of
    Offers an annotated guide (English/German) to more than 500 image databases for art history.
  • ARTstor
    Images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences
  • Bildarchiv Foto Marburg
    Image archive on European art and architecture
  • Bildindex der Kunstgeschichte und Architektur (Image Index of Art and Architecture
    Art and architecture in 13 European countries
  • Corbis
    Premium creative photography and renowned editorial images curated by experts
  • Europeana
    Links to images, texts, sounds, videos from a vast range of European museums and galleries, archives, libraries, and audio-visual collections
  • Farbdiaarchiv zur Wand- und Deckenmalerei (Colour slide-Archive of murals and ceiling paintings)
    Digitized slides of mural paintings from the Gothic to the late 19th century, taken between 1943 and 1945 in churches, monasteries and profane buildings in middle and eastern Europe
  • Images by RKD – Nederlands Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis
    Images contains almost 250.000 records of art works and art historical data. It’s main focus is on art of the Netherlands.
  • Karolinsky Archives Vienna
    Applied arts in early 20th century Vienna
  • Photo agency of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux
    Enables search in image collections of national and regional museums of France, such as the Louvre, Orsay, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Picasso, or the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, as well as of other world class museums, such as the London National Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum New York, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden, or the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Poikile
    Meta database for art, architecture, and contemporary history; searches, among others, the following databases: artnet - die Welt der Kunst online, Bridgeman Art Library, Das Bundesarchiv - Bildarchiv, Deutsche Fotothek, JOCONDE - Catalogue des collections des musées de France
  • Prometheus
    Meta database for images from the fields of arts, culture and history; enables search within various image archives and databases from institutes, research facilities and museums
    Italian architecture and sculpture
  • Web Gallery of Art
    European painting and sculpture 1000–1850
  • Witt Library
    Paintings, drawings, architecture and sculpture from the Courtauld Gallery and Conway Library
  • The Yorck Project / Wikimedia Commons
    "10 000 Masterpieces of Painting". Both the works of art and the reproductions in the public domain. Available via Wikimedia Commons: