Image Sources

Art, Photography and Design Images

Arrow ARTstor Click for more information
A digital library of  over 1 million quality images of art works and cultural objects. Has a strong historical focus, but includes selected contemporary architecture and art.

Arrow Google Arts & Culture 
Collections of high resolution images themed around movements or projects. Browse categories or search.

Arrow LUNA Commons
Art and cultural images from universities and cultural institutions free for educational use.

Arrow AIGA Design Archives
Selections from AIGA design competition collections from 1924 on.

Arrow Designboom
Contemporary spatial and product design projects.

Arrow VADS: the online resource for visual arts
A large collection of art, crafts, design images free for educational use.

Arrow WikiPaintings
Repository of quality art images, classical and contemporary. Search by genre or artist.

Advertising, Fashion, Textiles Images

Arrow Bloomsbury Fashion Central Click for more information
Images shown top of results for any search

Arrow New Zealand Fashion Musem
Designs and events that have contributed to NZ's fashion identity.

Arrow Vogue Archive (US Edition) Click for more information
Use the search options features to search for garments, accessories, ads etc. from the 1890s onward.

Arrow V&A Museum Collections
Art, craft, textile and fashion historical images available for educational use.

Arrow FirstView
A large fashion photo archive.

Arrow Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
Rich source for early ads and the rise of consumerism.

History and Heritage Images

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content DigitalNZ
Heritage and contemporary images from NZ institutions and communities. Open Filters to search.

Arrow Flickr: The Commons
Includes millions of historical images sourced from books and cultural insitutions.

Arrow NYPL Digital Collections
Over 600,000 freely-usable images from the New York Public Library's collection - many high resolution.

Arrow British Library Online Gallery
Illustrations, photographs and maps from their collections.

Arrow World Digital Library
Images of cultural treasures from over 190 countries.

Arrow Wellcome Images
Quality medical, social history and oriental art images - many historical.

Arrow ARTstor Click for more information
A digital library of over 1 million quality images of artworks and cultural objects. Strong historical focus.

Arrow Popular culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 Click for more information
Includes rich visual sources on protests, fashion, media, counter culture and ads of the period.

Media Arts

ArrowContains significant New Zealand contentNga Taonga Sound & Vision
New Zealand culture and history through moving image clips and films.

Arrow eTV
Selected live and on-demand recordings from over 40 pay and free channels.
To log in see instructions here.

Arrow Vimeo
A film/video sharing site with creative practice focus.

Arrow  SoundCloud
More than music - includes ambient sounds and sound art files.

Arrow ArtBabble
A portal for video art content from the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Arrow  Internet Archive - Arts & Music
Library of videos and VJ loops - many available for use under Creative Commons.
 

Arrow Wikimedia Commons 
Includes public domain audio and video clips.

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