Art & design
Comprehensive art resource from Oxford University Press, comprising the full text of The Dictionary of Art, with 45,000 articles and over 40,000 links to images from museums around the world. [Can't get in?]
Search online reference books on art from:
Know UK, CredoReference and Oxford Reference Online [24/7]
Find out about the extensive collections held by Westminster Reference Library, which include Fashion and Photograpy, with links to other art & design information sources in London.
Get Art! Art Abstracts & Art Full Text [24/7]
Now accessible to library members from home or office. This is a growing database of full text articles from recent art journals, both mainstream and esoteric, fully searchable, supplemented by a vast abstracting and indexing service helping you to track down hard to find citations on poorly documented areas of research in over 500 titles dating back to 1984, on a wide range of visual arts.
Many of the items not reproduced in this resource can be found at Westminster Reference Library, who can also direct you to institutions holding periodicals not in our Collection. At this library, you can also extend your searches as far back as 1929, through Art Index Retrospective.
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We now subscribe to the powerful fashion industry online database. Whether you are creating for the catwalk, running with the rag trade or eking out employment opportunities in the industry, this is your key to success, with thousands of contact details, event announcements, job adverts and up to the minute news items on what is going on, down and up in the world of clothing and accessories. Available for free at Westminster Reference Library.
Major art reference library site, including access to the library catalogue.
Art & design homework? See Webtastic!
Search for UK museums & galleries by area or collection type. Also includes information about current events and exhibitions. There are City Heritage Guides to 10 cities, including London.
A guide to museums and galleries in the UK. Good for finding smaller, specialist museums that are not listed in 24 Hour Museum.
Links to major museums & galleries in London
The journal covers Fine Art and Decorative Arts and is stored in Westminster Reference Library (from 1903 to present). This index is accessible in all Westminster Libraries and goes from 1903 to 1987.
"Shopwindow" for commercial art galleries, including works for sale in a wide range of media.
Website of a-n magazine. Practical advice and information for artists.
Database of thousands of artists and artworks, searchable by name, movement, medium, subject, gender or nationality.
Get an idea of how much that painting in your attic might be worth with this database of prices, which includes small pictures of the work in question. Also listed are prices of sculptures, miniatures and prints.
Contains useful links on a variety or topics in its Creative Arts section.
This project aims to display all publicly owned paintings on the internet via this site. So far it has between 60 and 70 thousand but it intends to display 200,000. It also has information about the pictures such as their locations, who painted them and more...
Basic information about key photographers, from Abbott through Kertesz to Winogrand, with images and further links.
With Flickr you able to post your pictures for viewing by your friends, or indeed a wider audience. You can also search and browse through the thousands of pictures others have posted.
People & processes in the early days.
Gateway to photographic & related resources, including agencies and archives.
Gateway to websites that relate to moving images and sound.
Highlights the large collections of London photos in libraries, museums and archives (including Westminster Archives).
Truly international directory of design in the very broadest sense, including organisations, educational institutions and events.
Open City is the new name for Open House which celebrates some of London's most significant architecture by opening buildings to the public (the annual event still retains its identity). Open House London website
Site from the Royal Institute of British Architects which includes access to the library catalogue.
Images of the listed buildings of England. Aims to eventually be comprehensive (ie: nearly 400,000 buildings), but even now covers several thousand.
Gateway to architecture and architects around the world, with lots of pictures.
Has a strong emphasis on current fashions, but also has historical material.
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For performing arts
For articles and news stories past and present
For biographies of British artists in particular.
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