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
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
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.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