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Quick start
Search the TWC Search using the subject headings below to locate library materials or simply follow the call number on the shelves to find books on:
Subject Keywords
Call Number
Subject Keywords
Call Number
Visual Arts
Drawing History
Visual Arts History
Commercial Art
Art Criticism
Drawing. Design
Painting Appreciation
Search for terminology or basic ideas of the subject by using Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks
Call Number
N5300 .S923 2010
N5300 .S9232 2011
N34 .I545 2011
N31 .D5 1996
N6310 .G76 2012
N8510 .G76 2008
N7348 .S85 2006
N33 .L75 2004
N33 .T53 1994
Featured e-Books
*Tip: To find more e-books, search the TWC Search. See Library Website > Guides & Tutorials > Library Guides & Tutorials > Find e-books via TWC Search
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Featured e-books
Use SFX to find the fulltext articles on Arts.
Use the Library e-Databases to find journal articles from popular and scholarly journals, newspapers, conference papers and other publications and collections.
Find more in Library Website > E-Resources > A-Z List or Subject List
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Major e-databases are listed below.
Academic Search Premier [Access via EBSCOhost]
Full text articles for more than 2,100 journals, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 3,650 journals, including art & literature.
ARTstor Digital Library
A searchable database of digital images and associated data. It contains images in the subject areas of painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design and many other forms of visual culture.
Internet Resources
General Resources
  • Artcyclopedia
    An online cyclopedia of art. Student may search for various entries by entering artist’s name, title of an artwork, or name or location of an art museum.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Mother of All Art History Links Pages from University of Michigan Museum of Art
    It provides links to pages of art history departments, research resources, resources for visual collections, image collections and online art, sampling of online digital art, fine art schools and departments, art museums, and textual and linguistic resources.
Specific Resources
  • Art history resources on the Web
    Detailed resources about art history can be found on the website.
  • Rhizome
    An online resource for people who are interested in new media art, the intersection of new technologies and contemporary art.
Open access Journals/Reports/Databases
  • Asia Art Archive 亞洲藝術文獻庫
    AAA has collated one of the most valuable collections of material on contemporary art in the region. It holds over 50,000 records, comprised of hundreds of thousands of physical and digital items. Accessible free of charge from AAA’s physical space and searchable from anywhere in the world via the online catalogue, much of the collection is now also available globally via the Collection Online.
  • Google Art Project
    More than 40,000 high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture contributed by museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries can be seen on Google Art Project website.
  • M+ Stories
    This platform is a bilingual online storytelling of M+ , a gateway to access our editorial writings, videos and resources of visual culture of the 20th and 21st century. The platform covers various aspects of visual culture, from artists’ interviews, facts of visual culture, academic writings to special conservation topics etc
  • M+ collections beta website
    opens up access to explore M+ collections - a collections of over 5,000 works of visual culture collected across the world, with focus in Asia region.
  • Web Gallery of Art
    The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts from 11th to 19th centuries. The database is supplemented by a glossary containing articles on art terms, relevant historical events, personages, cities, museums and churches.
Associations & Professional Organizations
Hong Kong and China
  • Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture
    HKICC is a non-profit, non-government community-initiated organization. The website provides information, news, education, and event about art.
  • Hong Kong Museum of Art
    The Hong Kong Museum of Art is one of the museums managed by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department. Its collections now number in excess of 16,000 art objects, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance as well as creations by local artists.
  • M+ museum
    M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, xhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
  • University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
    The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) is conveniently located at the main entrance of The University of Hong Kong on Bonham Road. Its collections have grown to over one thousand and eighty items of Chinese antiquities, notably bronzes, ceramics and paintings.
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    The Centre Pompidou is tasked with maintaining and developing a national collection of modern and contemporary art in France and with more than 60,000 works constitute the largest collection in Europe of modern and contemporary art. It covers the XX and XXI centuries through artists which artworks had major influence in recent years.
  • Louvre Museum
    One of the world’s largest museums and a historic monument. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square meters (652,300 square feet).
  • MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. There are some information about exhibition, programs and education held by the museum. Collections held by the museum can be found in digital format on the website as well.
  • Musée d’Orsay
    The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
    The Collection exhibition galleries present exhibitions of work from our collection of approximately 4,700, that have been acquired either for their historical significance or because they are by young artists representative of the current art scene, offering systematic introductions to postwar art history both at home and abroad or arranged according to various themes.
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    The Museum of Modern Art’s collection has grown to include over 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects.
  • New Museum, New York, NY, The
    Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum.
  • Tate Modern, London, England
    The Tate Modern is a separate gallery of the Tate Museum devoted to international modern and contemporary art in London.

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