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Fine & Performing Arts

Iona University Libraries Research Guide on Fine & Performing Arts

Web Resources for Fine Arts

An industry standard for information catalogers and researchers, the Getty vocabularies are intended to provide terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture, and material culture.


Almost all major museums and archives now have online catalogs containing digital images of physical works in the institution's collection. These catalogs can generally be accessed through the museum's website. They are searchable in the same way that textual databases are searchable, and they provide detailed information about key art objects.