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- Casselman Archive of Islamic and Mudejar Architecture in Spain
The Casselman Archive includes over 4,000 digitized color and black and white photos of Islamic architecture in Spain, documenting over 1000 years of Islamic influence on Iberian art and architecture.
- A Guide to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
This guide from Purdue has background information on herbs, a listing of comercially-available herb varieties, and a directory of sources for seeds and plants.
Aluka, a resource providing access to a wide range of scholarly data, has created a webpage that documents cultural heritage sites throughout the African continent. By employing Aluka's interactive map, the user can access images of architecture, cultural rituals, and historic sites along with textual data detailing the site's significance and current condition.
- American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920
Representing an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920, this collection features Harvard faculty, such as Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of prominent landscape architects throughout the country.
- Arcade: New York Art Resource Consortium
Arcade combines material and cultural history documents from the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Museum of Modern Art and Brooklyn Museum, making 800,000 visual and textual records available for public use.
In 2008, ArchDaily launched its site with the mission of “broadcasting architecture worldwide." ArchDaily is a one-stop source for all architectural project, product, event and competition news, integrating news stories, interviews, and project and product images to keep the architectural community informed.
- Architectural History 102: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
The University of Virginia Libraries hosts Architectural History 102, a visual resource collection focusing on Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Images included create social and historical context, and reveal evolving architectural forms.
- Architecture Web Resources
The Architecture Studies Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has an online guide containing links to web resources on topics related to architecture. This continuously evolving database was established in 1993 by Jeanne Brown, head of UNLV Architecture Studies Library.
Architizer is an open community created to allow architects to interact, show their work, and find clients. The site includes an interactive project map, blog, and crowdsourced project and firms pages. Architizer posts jobs and competitions to facilitate professional networking.
- Arcosanti Project
Arcosanti is an experimental town near Phoenix, Arizona designed to satisfy the concept of arcology. Visit the Arcosanti website for more information about the city, its design and construction, arcology, and collaboration and volunteer opportunities.
Travel site Arounder uses Google maps to organize interactive, panoramic exhibits of a number of European cities and a few American sites. For each location listed on Arounder, a number of panoramic views are available including views of church interiors, city streets, public plazas, and natural or manufactured landscapes.
Digital library with approximately 750,000 images of art, architecture, and archeology. Subscription is available to UT affiliates with an EID.
- ARTstor Blog: Teaching with ARTstor Category
The ARTstor blog's Teaching with ARTstor category is a useful tool for determine how best to use materials contained in the ARTstor collection. Each Teaching with ARTstor entry focuses on a unique topic ranging from African architecture to race and identity in American art to women's suffrage, and provides material to support these subjects.
- ARTstor now on Facebook
ARTstor, the premier digital library for over one million images on art, architecture and humanities is now on Facebook!
- Asian Historical Architecture
Ranging from monumental to vernacular architecture, this site contains over 10,000 images of 677 sites in sixteen countries.
behold allows you to browse flickr for images that are free to use and modify or circulate commercially. This search tool simplifies the process of determining limits of use while enabling the user to access a wide range of photographs, taken and published by amateurs and professionals the world over.
- Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur
Bildindex consists of around 2 million images of art and architecture located in Germany and throughout Europe. This includes a range of image types--drawings, photographs, paintings, prints, etc. The product of over 30 years of collection development, Bildindex hosts special collections and continues to sponsor further digitization projects.
- Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927
The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University presents the digital image collection "Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927." The collection allows the user to "meet" the explorers who took these photographers and to map their journey through Asia with their photographic documentation. The images include landscapes, pagodas, shrines, farms, and people.
- Bridgmen Education
Bridgeman Education provides access to over 300,000 images of every civilization from Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica and every period from Prehistory to the present across continents and traditions. Collection categories include fine arts, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology and ethnography, history, science and medicine, decorative arts and artifacts. A subscription is required to use the site, though students may contact the institution for individual licensing.
- Bridgmen: Art Culture History
With images from over 8,000 collections and more than 29,000 artists, Bridgeman Art Library is a comprehensive source for fine art and historical images.
- British Museums Collection Database
Currently includes objects from Africa; the Americas; central, east, south and southeast Asia, including the Sir Percival David Collection of Chinese ceramics; ancient Egypt and Sudan; Europe; ancient Greece and Rome; the Middle East; Oceania; prehistory; the Museum’s collection of two-dimensional art.
- California Heritage Collection
The California Heritage Collection is an online archive, presented by the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, of more than 30,000 images illustrating California's history and culture, from the collections of the Bancroft Library. Selected from nearly two hundred individual collections, this unique resource uses the latest online archiving techniques to highlight the rich themes of California's history.
Created by the University of California system, Calisphere is a primary resource database containing over 150,000 documents concerning the history of California. Available materials include photographs, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts.
OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a growing online visual resource collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums.
- Carlo Scarpa Archive Project
The Carlo Scarpa Archive project endeavors to preserve the architecture of and the process of practicing architecture employed by Scarpa throughout his career. The project website includes the digitized project drawings for the Museo di Castelvecchio, an interactive floorplan contextualizing these working drawings, and a bibliography chronicling the use of these drawings. As time passes, the archive will digitize drawings and photography for other Scarpa projects.
Digital archive that contains 2,000 images focused on the villa as a landscape type.
- Centre des Monuments Nationaux
The Centre des Monuments Nationaux conserves, restores, and manages nearly 100 national monuments, opening up these sites of social, cultural, and architectural history for public consumption. The website uses a geographic search feature in order to locate each monument page. Monument pages include photographs and videos, points of historical interests, details about tours and other activities on site, and a list of literature specific to the building.
- Chronicling America
The Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities have partnered to create Chronicling America, a newspaper database that allows you to view newspaper pages from 10 different states and dating from 1880-1910. Chronicling America also includes a search directory with access to information about newspapers collected from as early as 1690.
- Claremont Colleges Digital Library Larry Oglesby Collection
The Claremont Colleges Libraries maintain a digital collection of Larry Oglesby’s 35-mm slides. As a professor emeritus of biology at Pomona, he photographed plants, animals, and the landscape, primarily on the west coast.
- Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a stockphotgraphy site hosting millions of royalty-free and rights-managed images. Corbis' search mechanism allows the user to generate results based on camera angle, point-of-view, and resolution. Corbis also hosts a number of special collections.
- Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project
The Council of Independent Colleges has developed the Historic Campus Architecture Project (HCAP), a database that organizes university sites by type, style, designer, function and time period. This database currently includes information for campus master plans, buildings and landscapes at nearly 400 institutions of higher learning.
- Death by Architecture
Death by Architecture assembles current information about a broad spectrum of architectural competitions in addition to hosting an extensive resource list linking to blogs and other sites featuring information about design, materials, construction, etc.
- Digital Images Collection Wiki
The Digital Images Collection Wiki is an extensive resource for links to other image resource groups that offer access to free collections for study and research. These include visual resources collections from universities, flickr groups etc.
- Dynamic National Archive
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) created an online portal known as the Dynamic National Archive. The mission of the BWAF is to expand the recognition of women’s contributions to American architecture and the built environment. In doing so, the archive is home to the Collection of Women of 20th century architecture from all disciplines related to architecture, including building design, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design and urban planning. The Collection includes over 1,100 practitioners from all 50 states and is constantly growing.
- Earth Album
Earth album is a Flickr mash-up that allows you to explore photos from around the world using Google maps and Flickr.
- Exhibits - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Red Flags
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is hosting the “Red Flags” sculpture by Austin artists Bill Ivey and Bob Taylor at the Savanna Meadow. The sculpture is made of salvaged steel and stained cedar posts and symbolizes “our attitude to the natural environment”.
- Flickr Hive Mind
The Flickr Hive Mind photography search engine is a crowd-curated search tool with a number of search return options along with features that allow users to create groups, tag favorites and search by rights type.
- Forest Service at Texas A&M
A listing of plants for Central Texas from the Texas Forestry Service, along side many other native landscaping options.
Fotolia is a royalty-free stock photography site with over 7.25 million photos and illustrations and almost 0.5 million vectors.
- Francis Loeb Library: Bibliographies
The Francis Loeb Library Bibliographies site contains bibliographic data for Harvard's Graduate School of Design Public Lecture Series from 1993-present.
- Frank Lloyd Wright App for iPhone
An iPhone App for searching through Frank Lloyd Wright’s works is now available at the Apple iTunes Store. This App helps to locate Wright’s buildings and also gives a description and photograph of each. The App is based on the book The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, A Complete Catalog by Dr. William Allin Storrer.
- Genmaps: England, Wales and Scotland Maps
Rootsweb presents Genmaps, a site devoted to online images of English, Welsh and Scottish maps from dating as early as the 12th century to the 20th century. The website possesses a drop down menu for England, Wales, and Scotland and allows the user to pick a specific map by county. These maps are pooled from a variety of different locations, including journal publications, history books, and engravings. Though many of the maps are free of copyright protection, many images, as specified, are still under copyright law and as such, will appear on the host site.
Satellite images available to the public, free of charge.
- Glass House Conversations
In partnership with SVA, the Philip Johnson Glass House has launched a new website that asks "What do you think are the most important aspects of architecture and design to celebrate, and who do you feel deserves recognition for doing this successfully?" The resulting Glass House Conversations will facilitate a global conversation about architecture that focuses on a weekly topic posted each Monday.
- Google Art Project
A repository of art and art historical content that allows users to experience a wide range of artworks, explore museums through virtual tours, and build and share collections.
- Guide to Japanese Castles
With over 1000 images of Japanese castle architecture and landscapes, this site documents 130 of these castles organizing material by site condition and castle name. Historic and tourist designations function as additional search mechanisms.
- Harvard Design Magazine
Harvard Design Magazine is a biannual publication of the Graduate School of Design that investigates contemporary design issues ranging from questions of sustainability and New Urbanism to the problems of representation and memory. HDM's website contains full-text versions of both current and back issues, making available complete publication contents.
- Harvard University Library Visual Information Access
VIA (Visual Information Access) is a growing online union catalog documenting the arts, material culture, and social history. VIA contains descriptive records and images representing paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, prints, architecture, decorative arts, trade cards, rubbings, theater designs, maps and plans. Participating repositories include archives, museums, libraries, and other collections throughout Harvard University. New material is added to VIA daily.
- Heritage Documentation Programs
Heritage Documentation Program, as a service of the National Park Service, administers the Historic American Building Survey (HABS), the Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS), the Historic American Engineering Record (HAERS), and the Cultural Resources Geographical Information System Facility (CRGIS). The documents produced through these programs constitutes the nation's largest archive of historical architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation. Records on nearly 40,000 historic sites, consisting of black and white photographs, measured drawings, and written historical reports, are maintained in a special collection at the Library of Congress, available to the public copy-right free in both hard copy and electronic formats.
- Historic Campus Architecture Project
The HCAP is the first national architecture and landscape database of independent college and university campuses.
- Idée Labs
Idée Labs has created image search tools including the Multicolour Search Lab that utilizes up to ten different colors to access images in both Alamy and Flickr. Two additional search tools access images in Alamy including the tag-based Visual Search Lab, and image-based BYO Image Search Lab.
Inmagine is a royalty-free stock photography site with over 3.5 million images from over 100 best-selling collections.
Intute is a free online services that locates the best website for research in fields including art, architecture, engineering and geography.
- Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH)
JSAH Online will mediate the dialogue between traditional modes of scholarship and emerging media, supporting film, video, virtual modeling, digital mapping, QTVR panoramic photographs, and zoomable images that will enrich the readers experience and understanding of the architectural subject.
- Know the Alhambra
Know the Alhambra incorporates a visual and textual material detailing the social, political, and construction histories of the Alhambra, Generalife and surrounding territory. It's image collection includes both historic images of the site and its surroundings as well as contemporary shots of gardens, courtyards and interiors at both palaces along with images of the urban setting. In addition, Know the Alhambra includes a virtual tour of the palace and provides a brief history of Arab expansion into the Spain as well as general information for tourists and researchers.
- Korean Cultural Heritage Administration
The Cultural Heritage Administration was created by the Korean State to designate and preserve sites that are considered national treasures and of historic value. This overarching mission encompasses the physical preservation of architecture, sculpture and the natural or imposed landscape of palaces, tombs and even vernacular sites.
- Landscape Journal
Landscape Journal offers in-depth exploration of ideas and challenges that are central to contemporary design, planning, and teaching. Besides scholarly features, Landscape Journal also includes editorial columns, creative work, reviews of books, conferences, technology, and exhibitions.
- Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest
Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest is an interactive guide that is specific to the upper Midwest United States (hardiness zones 3, 4 and 5)and provides images of and information on more than 600 species and varieties common to this region.
LandScope America is the culmination of a collaborative effort between NatureServe and the National Geographic Society to document American landscapes. The resulting interactive map organizes visual data geographical allowing the user to view videos, panoramas, snapshots, and factoids of the country's natural treasures.
- Los Angeles and the Problem of Urban Historical Knowledge
USC Professor of History and Political Science Philip Ethington developed this website to confront the issues that plague urban historical investigations of Los Angeles. The site content examines the city through images and, essays both historical and historiographical, to treat the subject comprehensively. The content includes photographs, plans, models, maps, photomontages, and "reflexive index sets," historic images grafted onto a present-day photograph to demonstrate the scope of site history.
- Mapping Main Street
"Mapping Main Street is a collaborative documentary media project that creates a new map of the country through stories, photos and videos recorded on actual Main Streets."
- Materials Lab
The School of Architecture's Matrials Lab offers information on material composition, manufacturing, fabrication and emerging materials and contains over 12,000 building and design material samples.
- Max Lyons Image Gallery
Max Lyons Image Gallery is a repository for high-resolution, composite and stacked photographs of native landscapes throughout the American west, Canada, England and New Zealand.
- Medieval New York
This site integrates the architectural histories of New York City and the Middle Ages. Detailed building descriptions for a number of New York City's religious and residential structures, as well as landscapes, locate this heterogeneous architectural culture within the history of medieval European, Byzantine and Islamic art, architecture, technology and religion.
Mi Modern Architecture is a user-generated database that covers international contemporary buildings (over 2,000). Use it as a research tool or as a guide for planning an architectural tour of a city.
- Modern Homes Survey - New Canaan
The Philip Johnson Glass House Historical Trust is creating a narrative survey of the 91 existing modern homes in New Canaan to provide a “criteria of significance” for their future preservation. The Trust also hopes to expand the online database to other clusters of modern homes.
- Museum of the City of New York Collections Portal
The Museum of the City of New York Collections Portal provides access to over 100,000 high-resolution historical photographs highlighting construction, architecture and local culture.
- National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation by working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation.
- NCS Colour Scan 2.0 - NCSColour
NCS Color Scan 2.0 is a color measurement device that lets you scan colors directly from materials. This device not only recognizes colors instantly but also displays it on-screen and stores it for future use.
- New York City Department of Records Municipal Archive Online Gallery
New York City Department of Records Municipal Archive Online Gallery holds over 870,000 images from 30 different historical collections comprising 160 years of New York City history. Images can be searched and stored on a designated workspace for use in research and presentations. Motion picture and sound recordings are also available.
- Nolli Map of Rome
an interactive website allows you to explore Rome’s natural environment, demographics, infrastructure and architecture
- Olmsted Research Guide
a database that provides access to archival materials - drawings, plans and correspondence - that relate to the landscape design of Frederick Law Olmsted, his sons, John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted Junior.
- Open Buildings
OpenBuildings is a crowd-sourced global directory that organizes buildings from all over the world by architect, location, materials and program. Constantly updated by its members, OpenBuildings provides access to thousands of images of architecture, sculpture, and landscape architecture from as early as 3000 B.C.E.
- Oregon State Photo Archives on Flickr Commons
Oregon State University is the first university to release images from its photo archives to Flickr Commons. Photo sets focus on natural resources, environmental history, forestry, and agriculture, and will be supplemented over time.
- Paris 26 Gigapixels
Paris 26 Gigapixels provides high-resolution, panoramic views of the French capital. The image is set up for zooming and also includes icons that provide commentary on various points of interest in the city.
- Parks & Gardens UK
An image database of historic parks, gardens and designed greenspaces in the United Kingdom
Photospin is the first creative-content subscription site allowing professionals to share and access affordable and unique image content. This royalty free site offers easy access to high-quality, high-resolution photographs, illustrations, and fonts.
Places is a a fully web-based, open-access, interdisciplinary journal focusing on contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism, and its impact on the public realm as physical place and social ideal.
- Plant Image Gallery, Noble Foundation
This site features images in the following categories: grasses and grasslike plants, forbs, and trees, shrubs, and woody vines. The trees, shrubs, and woody vines section offers a search engine that will locate images based on a description of the item to aid in identification purposes.
Developed by Ohio State University, Plantfacts consists of a search engine that contains 260,000 pages from every land-grant institution in the U.S. and several government institutions in Canada. This site also includes images, how-to gardening videos, and frequently asked gardenings questions.
- Poisonous Plants Informational Database, Cornell University
This database includes images and information about the botany, chemistry, toxicology of plants and other natural flora.
- Rob Linrothe's Tibetan and Buddhist Art Photography Now on ARTstor
1200 images of Tibetan and Buddhist art, architecture and monuments from Rob Linrothe’s collection is now available at ARTstor. This collection is a part of his photographic work from Tibet, China, India and Indonesia.
- Silk Road Seattle
Silk Road Seattle is an ongoing public education project that explores cultural interaction across Eurasia from the beginning of the Common Era to the Seventeenth Century. Silk Road Seattle provides historical texts, well illustrated web pages on historic cities and architecture and on traditional culture of the Central Asian nomads, extensive annotated bibliographies of resources, an electronic atlas, and a virtual art exhibit drawing on museum collections from around the world.
- Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) blog
The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) blog explores American cultural history and resources relevant to its study. Entries investigate cultural events, the lives of American artists, gender history, photography, architecture and more, in addition to providing information about emerging or reemerging resources and resource centers relevant to research in the social sciences.
- South Asian Architecture from the Alka Patel Collection, ARTstor
The final release of Alka Patel’s South Asian Architecture collection containing more than 3000 images is available now in ARTstor. The entire collection has more than 10000 images of architecture from India and Pakistan. The collection also contains photographic material from Cuba.
Spezify is a search tool that presents textual, graphic, and photographic results in a visual format. Blogs, videos, microblogs and images, couple with web-based versions of more traditional print media to give comprehensive search results.
- Spherical Images Virtual Tours
Spherical Images is a virtual tour company that captures 360° photographs of cultural sites and activities in 15.5 gigapixels. Check out their blog to access panoramas of Canterbury and St. Paul's Cathedrals, Leeds University, and the London Zoo.
- St. Peter's Basilica: Floorplan
This interactive floorplan, indicates the uses of each available space within the Vatican complex. The floorplan employs a system of letters and numbers to identify various sculptural and artistic elements in addition to locating elements of specific architectural significance including grottoes, the facade, the piazza, etc. Each letter and number links to an additional page that includes visual and textual information about the site indicated.
- Tate Collection Online Subject Search
The Tate Collection Online Subject Search provides access to its online information pages for over 66,000 works of art by 3,075 artists. Each page provides important metadata about the object sometimes including a contextualizing description. The subject search function organizes these objects into categories including architecture, objects, history, people, abstraction, places, emotions, concepts, and ideas, religion and belief, and more.
- TED: A Greener Future?
TED's A Greener Future? page includes 53 videos of lectures delivered by leading scholars, designers and activists engaged in the debate over the environment and climate change. Al Gore, Cameron Sinclair, Norman Foster, and others discuss a wide range of topics including global mass extinctions, sustainable food culture and urban design.
- TED: Architectural Inspiration
Featuring over 21 conference videos on the TEDTalks Architectural Inspiration page, TED has assembled thematic discussions from Moshe Safdie, Nathaniel Kahn, Daniel Libeskind and more focusing on sustainability, historicism, food culture, and uniqueness as it relates to the built environment and design inspiration.
- Texas Tree Planting Guide
A guide to finding the best tree for your yard.
- The Archives of American Gardens
The Archives of American Gardens includes a collection of approximately 60,000 photographic images and records that document historic and contemporary gardens throughout the United States.
- The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to educating and creating awareness on the topic of Cultural Landscapes. Visit their website for photographs and information on America’s diverse landscapes, blogs and more.
- The Cultural Landscape Foundation What's Out There Database
The Cultural Landscape Foundation's What's Out There database is organized by types (parks, etc.), subtypes (Public Park, Neighborhood Park, etc.), and styles (Picturesque, Modernist, etc.), and includes over 300 designer profiles accompanied by short historical essays and even longer biographical essays. With over 150 entries complete with textual and visual data, the database includes sites from all 50 states using the National Historic Landmark properties and National Register of Historic Places to determine sites featuring landscapes of significance.
- The Huntington Photographic Archive of Asian Art
The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Asian Art includes over 30,000 black and white images of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma) Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand captured over a 35 year time span. These photographs highlight the art, architectural and cultural history of these Asian cultures, and are accompanied by descriptive texts to facilitate use in the class room.
- The Japanese Garden Database
This database contains information and images of Japanese gardens throughout the world and biographies of historic figures in Japanese garden design. There is also information on plants that commonly appear in Japanese gardens.
- The PLANTS Database, USDA
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
- The Weekly Wright-Up
The curatorial staff at the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo New York provide news and insights on Frank Lloyd Wright's 1904-1907 Prairie Style masterpiece in addition to exploring items related to Wright studies and the art, architectural and design practices in general in The Weekly Wright-up.
- The Wellcome Library
The Wellcome Library has assembled an eclectic library of images that range from architectural photographs and representations to scanning electron micrographs (SEM) of cancer cells and bacteria. The Wellcome Library’s image collection is a useful resource for contextualizing architectural history, examining biological forms to create unique designs, and enhancing visual perspectives of the broader sphere of human biological, sociological, historical, and anthropological relations.
- Thirty Conversations on Design
The Thirty Conversations on Design hosts short interviews with designers from different parts of the world. In these videos, these professionals talk about their inspiration and the next big “design solution”.
- Trees are Good, International Society of Arboriculture
Intended for the general public, this site contains information about tree care along with fun facts about trees.
- Turning the Pages
Turning the Pages Gallery provides access to virtual books featuring illuminated manuscripts from the early Renaissance, atlases, botanical illustrations, religious texts and more.
Urbanism.org is an excellent source for locating important news items and images relevant to contemporary urban planning and design problems.
- USGS Photography Library
The library consists of photographs taken during geologic studies of the United States and its territories from 1868 to the present.
Comprised of over 100,000 images, Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) image database is an online resource for the visual arts.
- Video of Frank Lloyd Wright's Coonley House
The Coonley House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is up for sale. The Chicago Magazine has posted a video tour of the house and an interview with the current owners of the property.
- Wikimedia Commons
With content that is created and maintained by volunteers, Wikimedia Commons provides a central repository for freely licensed photographs, diagrams, animations, music, spoken text, video clips, and media of all sorts.
Nonprofit media organization Worldchanging asks "What does it mean to build bright green structures for the 21st Century?" This writer/journalist collective focuses on chronicling and questioning architectural, community planning, political, and corporate methods of affecting environmental and social change across the globe.
The California State University WorldImage database organizes 75,000 images into portfolios highlighting a wide range of content from around the globe including images of cities and building technology, religious and cultural art and artifacts, architecture, material culture, and more. In addition WorldImages hosts a few special collections including faculty contributions, special exhibits and the Sourisseau Academy Clark B. Waterhouse Collection.
- Yale Silk Road Database
The Yale Silk Road Database presents over 6,000 images of major sites in the Silk Road region taken during faculty site seminars led by Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (Professor, History of Art) under the auspices of the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University in the summers of 2006-2009.
- Yale University Art Gallery eCatalogue
The Yale University Art Gallery's eCatalogue allows internet users to search a collection of over 185,000 objects which includes over 2000 years of painting, sculpture, furniture and other interior/industrial design objects from all over the world.