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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

Online research tools

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For information about links to and from the Gallery’s website, see our Links policy.

We welcome feedback on broken links.

Australian libraries and archives

Australian Libraries Gateway – directory to Australian libraries

TROVE – a guide to personal papers and non-government records held by Australian libraries and archives

National Library of Australia

State Library of NSW

State Library of Victoria

International art libraries

Arlis/ANZ – Art Libraries Society of Australia & New Zealand

The Getty Research Institute

Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum

Art museum collections online

Cornucopia – UK museum, gallery, archive and library collections

Joconde – French museum collections (in French)

Biographical research

Ø Australian Visual Art Databases & Art Right Now2 – includes Ozbiogs, Australian Visual Arts Prizes, National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Visual Artists Database (NATISVAD) and Australian Auction Results

Dictionary of Art Historians

Design & Art Australia Online Online

Prints and Printmaking Australia | Asia | Pacific

Image research

Bridgeman Art Library – international

Digital NZ – New Zealand

Art auction research

Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program – includes a list of approved valuers in Australia

Ø Australian Art Sales Digest – artworks sold at auction in Australia and New Zealand since the 1970s

Ø Australian Art Auction Records Online – artworks sold at auction in Australia and New Zealand since 1973

Ø Artnet – artworks sold at auction internationally since the early 1980s

Ø – artworks sold at auction in internationally since 1700 (extensive since around 1990)

Ø Gordon’s Art Sales Index

Journal indexes

Ø Australian Public Affairs Information Service – index to articles from published material including periodicals, newspapers, journals, conference papers and books on arts and crafts and cultural studies, since 1978

Ø WilsonWeb – periodicals databases that provides full text, page images, abstracts and indexing of leading art magazines and journals