Museum Web Sites

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Research Websites

This is a list of websites that may help in your research.  I will add new ones as I find them.  If you know of one not listed here, please let me know and I will add it.

Keep in mind that manuscripts are not just for people who make scrolls - they might contain a drawing of what you are looking for.

If any of these links don't work for you, try putting them in  The Wayback Machine at archive.org

 

 

Belgian Art Links and Tools
http://balat.kikirpa.be/
http://balat.kikirpa.be/search_all.php

 

Bibliotheque Nationale in France
http://gallica.bnf.fr/

 

The British Library Digitised Manuscripts
http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/

 

The British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/welcome.htm

 

The British Library Images Online
https://imagesonline.bl.uk/?service=page&action=show_home_page&language=en

 

The British Library on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary

 

The British Museum
http://www.britishmuseum.org/

 

Brooklyn Museum
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

 

Codices Electronici Sangallenses - Medieval codices in the Abbe Library of St. Gallen
http://www.cesg.unifr.ch/de/index.htm

 

Colonial Williamsburg Historic Threads - Three Centuries of Clothing
http://www.history.org/history/museums/clothingexhibit/index.cfm

 

Cooper Hewitt Museum
http://www.cooperhewitt.org/

 

Cotswold Museums
http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/leisure/museums/

 

Drents Museum
https://drentsmuseum.nl/

 

George Washington University Museum
https://museum.gwu.edu/

 

Museums in Norway
http://digitaltmuseum.no/info/owners

 

Freer and Sackler Galleries
http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/edan/default.cfm?searchTerm=whistler&btnG.x=0&btnG.y=0&btnG=Search

 

Historiska Museum - Swedish History Museum
http://historiska.se/home/

 

Special Treasures from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary
http://www.jtslibrarytreasures.org/

 

German museum images
http://www.bildindex.de/#|home

 

The Louvre Museum
http://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=crt_frm_rs&langue=en&initCritere=true

 

Bibliotheque Municipale de Lyon
https://www.bm-lyon.fr/espaces-dedies-aux-professionnels/For-IFLA-WLIC-ers?lang=fr

http://catalogue.bm-lyon.fr/

 

Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera - University of Oxford
http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley

 

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
http://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/

 

MetPublications at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications
Free books that you can download or read online

 

The Morgan Library & Museum
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts, books, music scores, drawings, prints, and more
http://corsair.morganlibrary.org/

 

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
http://www.mfa.org/

 

Museum of London
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/

 

The National Gallery
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

 

National Gallery of Art
https://images.nga.gov/en/page/show_home_page.html

 

National Gallery of Austrailia
http://nga.gov.au/

 

National Museum Denmark
http://natmus.dk/historisk-viden/temaer

 

The National Museums of Scotland
http://www.nms.ac.uk/

http://nms.scran.ac.uk/

 

The New York Public Library Digital Collections
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/

 

The Online Medieval & Classical Library
http://omacl.org/

 

Parker Library on the Web - manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
https://parker.stanford.edu/parker/actions/page.do?forward=home

 

Polonsky Digitization Foundation Project
http://bav.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

 

REALonline
http://tethys.imareal.oeaw.ac.at/realonline/

 

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio?ii=0&p=0

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio?&utm_campaign=uitnodiging&utm_medium=email&utm_source=20160912_Rijksstudio_Award_2017_EN

 

Royal Ontario Museum
http://www.rom.on.ca/en

 

The Museum of Moravian Slovakia
http://www.slovackemuzeum.cz/english/

 

St John's College Library Medieval Manuscript Image Index
http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/library/special_collections/manuscripts/medieval_manuscripts/image_index/

 

Universiketsmuseenes fotoportal
http://www.unimus.no/foto/#/

 

University College London
http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/

 

The Vatican Library
https://www.vatlib.it/home.php?ling=eng&res=1920x1080

 

Victoria & Albert Museum Collection Search
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/

 

Visual Arts Data Service
http://www.vads.ac.uk/index.php

 

The Walters Art Museum Digitized Manuscripts
http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/01_ACCESS_WALTERS_MANUSCRIPTS.html

http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/02_ACCESS_OTHER_BOOKS.html

 

York Archaeological Trust Media Library
http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/picture-library/

 

York Archaeological Trust Publications
Some past issues of The Archaeology of York and Northern Archaeology Today can be downloaded free of charge.
http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/publications/

 

Hampshire Archaeological Trust
http://www.winchestermuseumcollections.org.uk/index.asp?page=collection&mwsquery=%28{collection}={archaeology}%29

 

Arhaus University Free ebook of the month
http://en.unipress.dk/m%C3%A5nedens-gratis-e-bog/