by Kelly Richman-Abdou
Today, more and more art institutions are sharing their permanent collections online. Intended to increase visibility and promote accessibility, digitization projects are a great way for museums and libraries to attract modern audiences.
For years, many organizations have offered images of their objects at no cost to users. More recently, however, the digitization trend has culminated in an even wider selection of free online materials, from downloadable art history books to virtual exhibitions.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best free online art resources. With this curated collection, you can take a state-of-the-art tour of the world’s best art institutions with the simple click of a mouse.
Images from Museum Collections:
Art history books and catalogs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries
Virtual Tours and Exhibitions:
Interactive exhibits from MoMA
Online exhibits from the British Museum