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A digital library of 2.5+ million quality images of art works and cultural objects. Strong historical focus, but includes extensive collections contemporary architecture and art.
Discover millions of images made available under Creative Commons licences - free to use with varying conditions.
Google Arts & Culture
Collections of high resolution images themed around movements or projects. Browse categories or search.
Stock photos offered under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) licence (free for legal uses).
Free to use photos searchable by keyword or theme - credit the photographer when used!
Art and cultural images from universities and cultural institutions free for educational use.
AIGA Design Archives
Selections from AIGA design competition collections from 1924 on.
Contemporary spatial and product design projects - explore their Product Library
VADS: the online resource for visual arts
A large collection of art, crafts, design images free for educational use.
Repository of quality art images, classical and contemporary. Search by genre or artist.
Bloomsbury Fashion Central
Images shown top of results for any search
New Zealand Fashion Musem
Designs and events that have contributed to NZ's fashion identity.
Vogue Archive (US Edition)
Use the search options features to search for garments, accessories, ads etc. from the 1890s onward.
V&A Museum Collections
Art, craft, textile and fashion historical images available for educational use.
A large fashion photo archive.
Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
Rich source for early ads and the rise of consumerism.
Heritage and contemporary images from NZ institutions and communities. Open Filters to search.
Flickr: The Commons
Includes millions of historical images sourced from books and cultural insitutions.
NYPL Digital Collections
Over 600,000 freely-usable images from the New York Public Library's collection - many high resolution.
British Library Online Gallery
Illustrations, photographs and maps from their collections.
World Digital Library
Images of cultural treasures from over 190 countries.
Quality medical, social history and oriental art images - many historical.
A digital library of 2.5+ million quality images of art works and cultural objects. Includes architecture and gardens.
Popular culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975
Includes rich visual sources on protests, fashion, media, counter culture and ads of the period.
Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
New Zealand culture and history through moving image clips and films.
Selected live and on-demand recordings from over 40 pay and free channels.
A film/video sharing site with creative practice focus.
More than music - includes ambient sounds and sound art files.
A portal for video art content from the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Internet Archive - Arts & Music
Library of videos and VJ loops - many available for use under Creative Commons.
Includes public domain audio and video clips.
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Last updated on Tuesday 24 November 2020