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The website of the Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature at the University of Kent, Canterbury. One of the worlds largest electronic archive of cartoons, the BCA holds a catalogued database of over 90,000 images.
Images held on the BCA catalogue can only be reproduced if you have permission from the copyright holder.
Provides access to thousands of images taken from the British Library's collections which include manuscripts, rare books, musical texts and maps spanning almost 3000 years. The range of images available include illustrations, drawings, paintings and photographs.
Images from this website cannot be reproduced without permission from the British Library.
An online image resource for England's history, Viewfinder's gallery contains illustrations of the industrial age, social history, architecture and archaeology, dating from the 1850s to the present day.
Material downloaded from the Viewfinder can be used for personal, non-commercial use only.
Artstor contains approximately 300 collections, composed of over 2.5 million images. Users can examine wide-ranging material such as Native American art from the Smithsonian, Magnum photography, treasures from the Louvre, and panoramic, 360-degree views of the Hagia Sophia in a single, easy-to-use resource. You will need to select the University of Southampton as your institution when first using.
Here you'll find digital reproductions of some of the items held in the Knitting Reference Library. This Includes a collection of Victorian knitting manuals and Sirdar menswear patterns from the 1960 to the 1980s.
Online art encyclopaedia, including the Grove Art Online, which provides extensive coverage of all aspects of art & design and includes an online image gallery. Please note, this does not include access to Benezit Dictionary of Artists.
PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music & Culture Archive) is a unique on-line Social History and Youth Culture Website offering image licensing, on-line learning and research. The PYMCA Photo Library contains over 100,000 images of Social History and Youth Culture, spanning more than 150 years.
Individual registration is required.
The Textile Museum of Canada holds a collection of more than 12,000 objects – cloth made primarily by people for their own use, as well as related artifacts. The permanent collection represents nearly 2,000 years of history and cultural traditions from over 200 countries and regions around the world. The TMC Collection Online presents an ever expanding database of images and descriptions relating to thousands of works in the permanent collection.
The Yale Center for British Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, presenting the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period to the present day. This website allows you to view digital reproductions of over 100,000 items from this collection.
No permission is needed to reproduce any of the images available through this online collections.
British Artists' Film & Video Study Collection is a unique research collection dedicated to the work of UK and international moving image artists. Founded in 2000 by David Curtis, it comprises of copies of film and video works, publications, paper documents, posters as well as other material relating to artists’ moving image such as exhibitions, events, and institutions.
Luxonline is a publicly available resource devoted to British film and video artists. Stream video clips, and access new writings, past articles and biographies which provide a comprehensive contextual background to the artists featured on the site.
Browse Luxonline’s unique content by artist, work title, or by exploring themes such as abstraction and installation. The site also features a historical timeline of key events in artists’ film and video from 1900- present day, and virtual tours created by leading curators and writers.
Box of Broadcasts - over 1 million programmes available online
Box of Broadcasts is an online off-air TV and radio recording service which enables you to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ Freeview channels. All programmes are then kept indefinitely and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across other UK universities. You can create clips to use in presentations and compile playlists of your favourite programmes to share with others.
Archive of the Art Council's film collection which chronicles over 50 years of British art. A unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK which includes material on Francis Bacon, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney and the Young British Artist (YBA) group.
Provides access to over 2,000 non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th century to the early 21st. Videos include films, newsreels, TV documentaries, interviews, party political broadcasts and parliamentary debates which are provided alongside expert essays, commentary and other supporting documents. New users will need to create an account before first logging in.
If you have a previous BFI account, please go here and select "Already have an account? Sign in" at the bottom of the page.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers films and documentaries.The service includes features such as captions, transcripts, clip creation, and playlist creation that allow users to share videos. Please note: You will need to create a personal account to access Kanopy through either the mobile or TV apps. Creating an account on Kanopy will also allow you to save videos to your Watchlist to view later, create clips and playlists.
An online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips from the vast collections of the British Film Institute National Archive, and several hours of recorded interviews with film and TV personalities. These clips are supplemented by contextual material from expert writers and thousands of stills, posters and press books.
**Please note that video clips are currently unavailable (March 2020)**
A new free, experimental digital arts service developed by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC which features film footage which spans the arts. Includes work by Jeremy Deller, Bill Viola and Nam June Paik.