Sunday, 30th July 2006
Art Museums: A Collection of Searchable Databases #2
On July 7th, we launched the first of several compilations containing direct links to searchable databases from some of the major art museums around the world. Collection #1 includes MOMA in NYC, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Louvre Museum in Paris. Today, we will add a few more databases to the collection.
Our first collection of databases is linked here.
+ Guggenheim Museum of Art
Selections from the collection. Browse by artist, movement, title, medium, date, concept, museum (including Guggenheim Bilbao and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection).
+ The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
This is the "digital collection." Note that you can query the database by using IBM's Query By Image Content (QBIC) technology including by color and layout. More about QBIC here.
+ Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Over 67,000 items accessible online (about 1/2 of the collection)
+ Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
+ National Portrait Gallery (U.K.), London, U.K.
Search by artist, sitter, portrait.
+ National Portrait Gallery (U.S.), Washington D.C.
Links to several databases including "Portrait Search," "Biographical Search," and "Browse."
See Also: Our first collection of databases is linked here.