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American Universities
Presents college and university Web sites

American College Art Association
Features news, publications, conference information and other resources.




American Association of Museums
AAM Provides links to other sites as well as internal information.

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-NA).

College Art Association (USA)
Highlights news, publications, and other resources.

National Association of Fine Artists (USA)
NAFA is a professional art organization dedicated to the support of fine artists by providing its members special advantages, resources, knowledge and benefits. Extensive directories.

Artists' Association of Finland - Suomen Taiteilijaseura
The Artists' Association of Finland (AAF) is the umbrella
organisation of Finnish visual artists.

Dia Center for the Arts
Includes links to current exhibitions, artists' web projects, and publications.

Franklin Furnace

Getty Information Institute
Features access to the Getty's searchable databases.

National Endowment for the Arts (USA)
Presents online projects, events, and activities related to the organization.



Art and Architecture Libraries

Architecture and Planning Library
at the University of Texas at Austin, include architectural design, theory, history, and criticism, historic preservation, building technology, landscape architecture, interior design, and community and regional planning.

Architecture Library, University of Kentucky
The Architecture Library at the University of Kentucky houses the collections which pertain to architecture, along with related materials on historical preservation, historic interiors and furniture.

Architecture Slide Library
at  University of California at Berkeley, is an instructional facility for Architecture faculty; the collection is open to all other U.C. faculty, graduate students, and non-U.C. faculty on a limited, 24-hour loan basis;  duplication of materials is strictly prohibited.

ArcNet WWW Virtual Library: Archaeology

Art and Architecture Library at Univesrity of California
at San Diego  contains information about the resources and services available at the Art & Architecture Library at UCSD as well as hightlights from the world of digital art resources available from the Internet.

Art and Architecture Library, Yale University
The Art and Architecture Library, Yale University web site includes information about Yale University art resources, links to Yale galleries and museums,
and links to art resources on the internet.

Art and Design Library
at the University of Connecticut has as its primary resource a bibliographic database for art auction house sales catalogs covering art sales for the major international art auction houses. These catalogs list paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, furniture, and decorative arts, jewelry, and objets d'art. Price lists are included when available. Users can search by auction house name, title of sale, or date of sale.

Art and Design Publications on the Web and Art Libraries, Databases, Magazines (UIAH)
An extensive and well ordered list of  quality Web publications.
A part of the groundwork for the Finnish Virtual Library project.

Art Library at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park
 houses a collection of over 88,000 volumes covering art history and studio arts. Collections also cover aspects of the following interdisciplinary fields: photography, the graphic arts, interior design, and historic textiles. The collection is designed to support upper-class, graduate level, and research programs.

Art Library at Michigan State University
houses MSU Libraries' collections for the visual arts, architecture and photography. The Art Library supports research and teaching in the visual arts and architecture, art education, human environment and design, and museum studies. As a research and reference library, much of the collection is non-circulating. Additional significant art research holdings, such as illuminated manuscript facsimiles, rare books, and optical discs of museum collections are located in Special Collections, the Microforms Library,
and Instructional Software.

Art Library at University of Kentucky
The Art Library at the University of Kentucky houses the collections that pertain to theater and the visual arts in the UK Libraries. History and criticism of western art, photography, and studio practices in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic arts, ceramics, fiber and decorative arts are the major subjects included in the art collection.

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Columbia University, is an open-stack research library containing over 250,000 volumes and 1800 periodical titles. The Library is composed of three collections: Avery, Fine Arts and Ware. The Avery collection, one of the world's outstanding collections in the field of architecture, also includes materials on archaeology and the decorative arts. The Fine Arts collection represents the range of literature in art history. The Ware collection, the library's only circulating collection  is composed primarily of urban planning, housing and real estate development materials, as well as some core English language art and architecture books.

Biblioteca e Raccolta Teatrale del Burcardo
Resource guide to books, periodicals and scripts on the Italian theatre.

Cornell University Fine Arts Library
includes information about the library, links to Cornell University resources and links to related internet sites.

Fine Arts Library at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Very well done resource guide from the Library at the University of British Columbia.
In addition to providing information on the library and its collections, there is a Fine Arts Internet Resources Page. This page includes links to sites in fine arts, art history, architecture, community and regional planning, dance, costume, artistic photography and design. Under each category, where applicable, there are the categories of electronic journals, exhibitions, galleries and museums, libraries, listservs, organisations, usenet groups and a general section on resources.

Fine Arts Library at the University of Texas
 at Austin includes more than 212,000 books and scores, 900 current serial subscriptions, 34,000 phonodiscs, 10,000 compact discs, 800 video cassettes and videodiscs, 4,500 reels of microfilm, and 24,000 microfiche. Access to electronic information is provided via the General Libraries Information Stations, through UT Library
Online stations, and UTCAT terminals.

Frances Loeb Library
at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, holds over 250,000 volumes, and maintains subscriptions to about 1,650 periodicals. Comprehensive coverage is provided for all levels of technology and research in the design fields. The library is particularly strong in its coverage of twentieth-century architecture, city and regional planning, American domestic architecture and nineteenth-century U.S. park and cemetery design.

IFLA, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

National Trust for Historic Preservation Library
Information about the Library at theNational Trust for Historic Preservation.

Perseus Project
An Evolving Digital Library on Ancient Greece.

Rotch Library of  Architecture and Planning and Rotch Visual Collection
Rotch Library at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializes in the subjects of architecture and architectural history, studio art and art history; film and video; photography; urban studies and planning; and housing and real estate. Collections also include U.S. Census of Population and Housing and census reports for Massachusetts and Boston. The Rotch Library Visual Collections contains slides, photographs, films, videodiscs, videotapes and CD-ROMS in the fields of art, architecture, building technology, city planning, photography, environmental design, anthropology, and archaeology.

Rutgers University Art Library
supports the research and instructional needs of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and scholars in art and architectural history, visual arts, and related programs and disciplines within the university.

The Scholes Library WWW Server at NYS College of Ceramics
is designed to introduce Internet users to the Scholes Library of Ceramics, to distribute unique resources produced by the New York State College of Ceramics, to create a gateway to valuable global resources in selected areas of Art & Design and Engineering and Science, and to provide links to useful electronic reference tools for the Alfred University community.

Wallace Library Special Collections
at Rochester Institute of Technologyinclude a wide variety of published and unpublished materials organized in distinct, but related collections. The collections include materials on all aspects of the fine and applied arts and photography, with greatest strengths in graphic design and applied photography.



Individual Libraries and Information Centers

Centre Georges Pompidou

Columbia University Libraries

Frick Art Reference Library

Getty Research Institute's Integrated Research Information System

Gutenberg Library

Library of Congress

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library

Museum of Modern Art Library

National Art Library of England

National Library of Australia

National Library of Scotland

New York Public Library

New York University

University of Texas at Austin



Directories, Lists, and Organizations

American Library Association (ALA)

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Carl Uncover

International Directory of Art Libraries (IFLA)

The New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency

Online Computer Library Center Inc.

Research Libraries Group Inc. (RLG)



Books and Related

Provides links to book lists, library catalogs, research databases,
full-text online resources, publishers, library information, and book vendors.

Internet Book Fair
Provides links to publishers' Web pages, with an index to publishers and booksellers.

Worldwide Books Online
Features more than 30,000 titles on art, architecture, and photography.



Art Journals and Fine Arts related E-zines

Los Angeles.

Art E-Boulevard
Art-guides and Art-magazine and many links. Provides galleries and artists web space for their pages on Internet. Most pages includes pictures of works of art.

Akropolis Arts Magazine
Provides opinions and reviews about the arts.


Arts community
The National Endowment for the Arts provides links
and connections to the nonprofit arts in America.

ArtsReach Magazine

ArtsWire Current
Features news updates on social, economic,
philosphical and political issues affecting the arts.

BarSALonA Magazine
Provides information about movies, theater, art, etc.

Arts and entertainment magazine.

A Dutch culture magazine focusing on theatre, dance, performanc and art.
Mostly in Dutch with only occasional items in English.

A free zine of art works.


The electronic visual arts journal

Fineart Online
One of the longest established electronic newsletters serving the art and technology community. It began life in 1987 and still appears monthly in this format.

FilmZone: The Art of Cinema on the Internet
Independent and foreign films.

Interactive art and media magazine made by an association with the purpose
of promoting new art forms. Texts mostly in Swedish.

Explores the frontiers of art and technology.

Journal of Contemporary Art
Provides interviews, discussions, and projects dealing with contemporary art.

Kulture Void Pictures
Dedicated to independent film.

Film + Media Arts Journal.

Raw Vision
Raw Vision is a magazine for outsider art.  The link list that they maintain should cover the field. Selected by UNESCO as the World's Best Art Magazine 1998.

A magazine of books, arts, music, multimedia etc.

Talkback: A Forum For Critical Discourse
A project of the Center for Long Distance Art & Culture,
located at the Lehman College Art Gallery, edited by Robert Atkins.

The Outsider Pages & Roadside Art Online
Articles and presentations of artists. Includes the truly "Comprehensive web guide to folk and outsider art online" If you enjoy this kind of art, you can go to one of the electronic auction sites. ebay has the section Antiques:Folk Art and a gallery option .

The Post-Dogmatist Quarterly
The Quarterly is the Arts and Letters journal of the International Post-Dogmatist Group.

Urban Desires

256 Shades of Grey
Wisconsin's avant-pop literary/arts 'zine.




Art Now Gallery Guide On line
Lists current exhibition information for galleries and museums worldwide.

Art Seen Soho
Features selected exhibitions, galleries, schedules, and an archive.

Global Art Gallery
Lists ‘Virtual’ art exhibitions from around the world.

Links Fineart Forum
Features access to various types of exhibitions including computer art sites.

Metrobeat New York City
Provides information about events pertaining to other
major U.S. cities as well as New York.

Paris Pages: Paris Calendar
Features updated information about cultural activities in Paris.




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