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Art History: Basic Sources: Websites


Archives of American Art

Maintained by the Smithsonian Institutiion, this website provides access to over 16 million primary source materials, including diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, films, audio and video recordings, and other artifacts covering the visual arts in America, past and present.

Association of Art Historians

Based in Great Britain, the association was formed in 1974 to support and promote the study of art history.

Association of Art Museum Curators

The mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators is to support and promote the work of museum curators by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and advancement.

Association of Art Museum Directors

The Association of Art Museum Directors promotes the vital role of art museums throughout North America and advances the profession by cultivating leadership and communicating standards of excellence in museum practice.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History collection is broken down into informative sections of works of art, timelines (select a time period and geographic location), and thematic essays.

Mother of All Art and Art History Links

This site is maintained by the University of Michigan School of Art and Design.  Provides links to research resources, art museums, schools of art and art history, and image collections and digital art.