Research Tools

This page is in no way definitive, I am always running across more great online tools and adding to my list. If you have any favorite sites, please share!

Museums/University/Library Collections Online

Metropolitan Museum of Art: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online

Victoria & Albert Museum: http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/t/the-collections/

Museum of London:  http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/

MoL garments discussed in Patterns of Fashion:                    http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/group/21610.html

British Museum:  https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx

National Gallery of Art:  http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection.html

Louve: http://www.louvre.fr/en

Philadelphia Museum of Art:  http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/search.html

Getty Collection: http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/

Pitt Rivers Museum  http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/databases.html

U of Colorado collection of online museum collections links: http://cuart.colorado.edu/resources/vrc/find/museums/


Winterhur Digital Library: http://winterthur.org/?p=1019

Museums in Florence: http://www.museumsinflorence.com/ website for 72 museums in Florence with picture of important pieces (often frescos or sculpture) in each.

Surrey Museums  Collections Online:  http://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/collections/

Kent State University Collections Online: http://www.kent.edu/museum/online-collection

LACMA Collections Online:  http://collections.lacma.org/

Swedish History Museum Flikr photos  albums https://www.flickr.com/photos/historiska/albums/with/72157643401449575

Swedish History Museum Collection:  http://mis.historiska.se/mis/sok/sok.asp

New York Public Library Digital Collection  http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/ 

The Morgan Library: http://www.themorgan.org/collection

Bildarchiv Foto Marberg: http://www.bildindex.de/#|1

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica Palazzo Barbarini:  http://galleriabarberini.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/194/catalogo 

World Digital Library https://www.wdl.org/en/

Web Gallery of Art:  http://www.wga.hu/index.html 

Trinity College, Dublin Online Collection:  http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/

Vatican Library Digitization Project:  http://digital.vatlib.it/en/

Cleveland Museum of Art Online Collection:  http://www.clevelandart.org/art/collections

Harvard Art Museum: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections

National Archives (UK) Online Collection:  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?letter=&search=&research-category=online

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford:  http://www.ashmolean.org/collections/online/

Belgian Art Links and Tools:  http://balat.kikirpa.be/tools.php?lang=en-GB

Kimbrell Art Museum Collection:  https://www.kimbellart.org/collections/all

ARTE Moda Archive (University of Bergamo):  http://artemoda.unibg.it/index.asp

Freer-Sackler Collection:  http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/edan/default.cfm

Yousef Jameel Center for Islamic & Asian Art  http://www.jameelcentre.ashmolean.org/

German National Museum   http://objektkatalog.gnm.de/

Manchester Art Gallery:   http://manchesterartgallery.org/collections/

The Worshipful Company of Glovers' of London   http://glovecollectioncatalogue.org/bydate.html  collection of extant gloves 16th -20th century with some lovely detail pictures

The John Bright Collection http://www.thejohnbrightcollection.co.uk/    18th -20th century extant garments from the private collection of John Bright.


Royal Ontario Museum Online Collection: http://images.rom.on.ca/public/

Museo del Prado:    https://www.museodelprado.es/coleccion/obras-de-arte

Portrait Timeline: http://www.portraittimeline.com/  not a museum collection per se, but a site of portraits year by year and decade by decade from ancient to modern  all tagged with excellent provenance.  

Archaeological/Small  Finds

Portable Antiquities Scheme:  https://finds.org.uk/database

York Archaeological Trust: http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/picture-library/

Archaeological Data Service:  http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/

Hampshire Cultural Trust Collection: http://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/our-collections

UK Detector Finds Database: http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/search.php?cat=

Museum of London Archaeology Resource Library:  http://www.mola.org.uk/resource-library

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Online Collection:  http://www.penn.museum/collections/index.php

Internet Archaeology Journal:  http://intarch.ac.uk/

Material culture 

Medieval and Renaissance Material Culture http://larsdatter.com/sitemap.htm

Institute for the Material Culture of the Middle Ages REALonline:  http://tethys.imareal.sbg.ac.at/realonline/ (the search engine for this is beyond frustrating, tho)


Specific Medieval/Renaissance Documents

The Mendelian and Landaur House Books:  http://www.nuernberger-hausbuecher.de/

Jewel book of Duchess Anna of Bavaria:  https://www.wdl.org/en/item/4104/

Arte dell'Arme  -Achille Morozzo 1568   https://guywindsor.selz.com/item/56a72fa16edca00a38e88655

Collection of late period lace & embroidery modelbuchs:   http://daughterofthebull.blogspot.com/p/modelbuch-list.html

DressDB:  http://elizabethancostume.net/cyte/  searchable DB of 16th-17th documents (wills, inventories, legal documents etc) with references to clothing related terms.  Includes a number of Queen Elizabeth;s wardrobe related documents.

Book of Kells  http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/index.php?DRIS_ID=MS58_003v


Biblioteca Medicea  Laurenziana digitized manuscripts: http://mss.bmlonline.it/catalogo.aspx

Bodleian Library digitized manuscripts:  http://bodley30.bodley.ox.ac.uk:8180/luna/servlet

Asian

Japanese Historical Text Initiative:  http://pnc-ecai.oiu.ac.jp/jhti/index.html

China National Silk Museum collection:  http://en.chinasilkmuseum.com/collections/list_123___395____.html

Annotated Bibliographies/online books

MyJSTOR  https://www.jstor.org/action/registration?redirectUri=/?loginSuccess=true   If you don't have access to the full JSTOR thru an academic institution, you can register for MyJSTOR, which gives limited access and allows you to save up to 3 articles to read every 2 weeks.

Bodleian History Faculty Library, Oxford Guide to Medieval Sources: http://www.medievalhistories.com/wp-content/uploads/Collections-guide-Medieval-sources-15-10-19.pdf?57f6e6

Metropolitan  Museum of Art Publications: http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications    out of print Met publications are available in .pdf form at no charge here! 

Wiley Online Library:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

Getty Museum Publications: http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/

Project Muse: https://muse.jhu.edu/  MUSE offers full-text access to current content of scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences.



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