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Art & Design Resources: Free Art E-Books

Your guide to resources that can make researching in the visual arts easier. (Originally written by Heather Lowe of the Visual Resource Center.)

Major Resources

Open Access to Cultural Heritage

In recent years, many large museums and other research institutions have made it a priority to put their exhibition catalogues and other works of scholarship online where anyone with a web connection can benefit from them. 

This is a boon for researchers but does require a bit of effort; there is no unified search that will cover all of them.