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News

Useful Websites

UK Art Museums and Galleries

This list contains all the website addresses of the UK’s most well known Art Galleries and Museums. They will tell you which artists are currently exhibiting and which have exhibited in the past and are due to in the future. In addition many of these sites will have extensive image banks of artists work in their permanent collection, which can be downloaded and printed off, as can biographical information, handy for your personal research.

http://www.tate.org.uk/home/default.htm The Tate Gallery

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

http://www.npg.org.uk/live/index.asp The National Portrait Gallery

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/ The Royal Academy of Arts

http://www.hayward.org.uk/ The Hayward Gallery

http://www.ica.org.uk/ The Institute of Contemporary Arts

http://www.lisson.co.uk/ The Lisson Gallery

http://www.vam.ac.uk/ The Victoria and Albert Museum

http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/ The Courtauld Institute of Art

http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/ The British Museum

International Museums and Galleries

This list contains all the website addresses of some of the world’s most well known Art Galleries and Museums. Many of these sites will have extensive image banks of works in their permanent collection, which can be downloaded and printed off. If you are lucky enough to be going on holiday to say New York, you will also be able to find out which artists are currently exhibiting and which have exhibited in the past and are due to in the future.

http://www.metmuseum.org/ The Metropolitan Museum, New York

http://www.nga.gov/home.htm The National Gallery of Art in America, Washington

http://www.louvre.fr/louvrea.htm The Louvre, France

http://www.moma.org/ The Museum of Modern Art, New York

http://www.diacenter.org/ The Dia Center for the Arts, America

Art Dictionaries, History and Theory

Is there an art term or word that you don’t understand, or do you want to find out what inspired the Impressionists and Cubists? These websites are specifically for researching about art theory.

http://www.artlex.com/ Artlex Art Dictionary

http://www.arthistory.cc/ Art History Network

Online Art Institutes and Magazines

These websites will give you up to the minute information and news concerning the art world and art issues. They will often have links to other websites and galleries where further information can be found.

http://www.artnet.com/ Artnet Magazine

http://www.britcoun.org/arts/ British Council Arts

Photography

If your passion is for photography then these sites deserve a look. Here you can find out about all the latest photography exhibitions, techniques and equipment.

http://www.bjphoto.co.uk/ British Journal of Photography

http://www.photonet.org.uk/ Photographers Gallery

Design

If you are interested in a career in Design, whether it is Interior Design, Furniture Design or Product Design then this site is a must.

http://www.design-council.org.uk/design/ Design Council

http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/ All Graphic Design

http://www.aiga.org/ American Institute of Graphic Arts

http://www.thedesignencyclopedia.org/ The Design Encylopedia

http://www.computerarts.co.uk/ Computer Arts Magazine Online

Art Resources and Links

These websites are great for researching art, art galleries and museums. They will give you a list of links you can follow so you can access information about artists and their artworks by searching for name, title, date or category and print off images of their work.

http://wwar.com/ World Wide Web Resources

http://www.artchive.com/ Mark Harden’s Artchive

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/ Artcyclopedia

http://www.artres.com/ Art Resources

http://www.the-artists.org/ The major modern and contemporary visual artists

http://www.art.net/ Art on the Net

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk The National Virtual Museum