Digitized rare books, manuscripts, early imprints and portraits of musicians.
British Library. Images Online. Search images by subject, title or keyword. Images Online provides access to thousands of the greatest images from the British Library’s collections of historical prints and photographs, manuscripts, rare books and maps spanning almost 3000 years with material from every continent. Extremely useful for illustrating historical topics.
Library of Congress. Digital Collections. Open access and digital preservation of all types of visual, sound and textual objects for the study history and culture, from our national library.
New York Public Library. Digital Gallery. Voted Best Research Site for 2006 by museum professionals. Free and open access to thousands of high quality images depicting the arts, history, culture, the sciences, buildings and industry, and more, from the rich research collections at NYPL. Very well organized, and easy to search and browse.
Museum of Modern Art. Online Collection. Browse or search the collection.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.). The Collection. Search the entire collection by artist or subject matter, or take web tours of featured artists or exhibitions.
Smithsonian Institution Museums. Search across the various collections of the Smithsonian Museums and Galleries: African Art, American Art, Freer, Hirshhorn, National Portrait Gallery, Cooper-Hewitt and others.
Museo del Prado. Located in Madrid, Spain, the Prado features one of the world's finest collections of European art, and certainly the best single collection of Spanish art.
Tate. Collections Online. The Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 and of international modern art. All works can be found on this site, each with its own information page.