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ARTH 275: Design Research Guide

Selected Art Websites

Here are some selected websites of interest for studies in Modern Design and Art History, and links to major institutions such as art libraries, galleries or museums.

Design, Craft and Material Culture Museum Collections

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York

The Design Museum, London

Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (collections database)

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Special Interest

Fashion History Timeline

Open-access source for fashion history knowledge, featuring objects and artworks from over a hundred global museums and libraries

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (The Met)

Over 8,000 works of art and global culture from The Met's collection, as well as essays and chronologies of time periods and geographic regions

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide

Refereed e-journal of nineteenth century visual culture: painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, architecture, and decorative arts

Rossetti Archive

A hypermedia archive for the scholarly study of the complete writings and pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Peer-reviewed by NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship) Consortium.

The Victorian Web : Literature, history and culture in the age of Victoria

Webmastered by George P. Landow, Professor of English and the History of Art, Emeritus, Brown University. Includes links to The Arts in Victorian Britain

William Morris Society Web Site

Site devoted to William Morris (1834-96), British craftsman, designer, writer, typographer, and Socialist. Includes link to the William Morris Society of Canada.

Canadian Art

ACI, founded in 2012 at Massey College, University of Toronto, is a non-profit research organization that promotes the study of Canadian art history largely through commissioning a digital library of books on Canadian artists written by the country's leading art experts and published freely in the Canadian Online Art Book Project. site dedicated to raising the profile of the visual arts in Canada by maintaining a national directory of internet links to artists, art galleries and art resources by province and city
Aims to increase public awareness of the role of architecture in contemporary society and promote scholarly research in the field.
Includes link to Artefacts Canada
Concordia University Department of Art's collaborative endeavour to enhance scholarship on historical women artists in Canada.  The Artist database brings together literature about women artists who worked in Canada and who were born before 1925.
Search the CCCA Canadian Art database, housed at Concordia University. Includes First Nations and Inuit artists.
An introduction to contemporary native artists in Canada. (Library & Archives archived site)
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is entrusted with the care, development, and maintenance of the Indigenous Art Collection. See featured First Nation and Métis artists, and Inuit artists.
An introduction to contemporary native artists in Canada.