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Please check copyright restrictions before using images from these sites.​

  • Axis UK - online artists register, including images
  • BAPLA - information about picture libraries in Britain
  • Google Image Search - general images search engine
  • Olga's Gallery- Online Art Museum with digital images for educational use. 
  • The Public Domain Review - Curated image collections, for download, with links to original sources. Check copyright restrictions.
  • TinEye - Reverse image search engine - upload images and find where they appear online. Useful for tracing image sources.
  • VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) - digital image collections for higher education, and guides to creating them. Includes Design Council Archive images and Royal College of Art students work
  • Wikipedia : public domain image resources - Listing of public domain image resources.

Selected arts listings

  • New Exhibitions of Contemporary Art - online version of the monthly NECA guide - a listing of contemporary art galleries in London, the Regions, Channel Islands, Ireland, Scotland and Wales -with the exhibitions and artists currently on show. An easy way to find the web site and e-mail for London galleries

  • artupdate.com - lists openings of forthcoming exhibitions, international

  • artnet.com - commercial, contemporary artists - site listing commercially successful contemporary artists and galleries. Founded in 1989 by a group of art dealers, and designed to be used to 'research, browse, bid and buy art'

  • Culture 24 - formerly 24 Hour Museum, a UK government gateway site to museums and galleries

Art galleries and museums online databases​

  • Art UK - digital images of paintings from publicly owned collections in the UK
  • British Library images
  • Google Art Project - features images of collections from international galleries and museums
  • Guggenheim Museums - searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - search the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collections
  • Tate Images - online service which enables you to purchase quality images from the Tate Gallery collection
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - search digital images of the V&A's collections of design and applied arts
  • Wellcome Institute

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