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Art & Design

Art and Design Subject Guide


There are several free websites that may be useful for arts & design studies, in addition to the databases and e-journals that TU Dublin Library subscribes to. Here are a few of them: 

140,000+ images from over 300 art and design collections across the UK, freely available for non-commercial use in education.  VADS
Visual Communications / Typography Letterform Online Archive
Fine Arts Vincent Van Gogh - The Letters
Art & Culture /  Virtual Museums Google Arts & Culture
Arts & Education Arts In Education Portal
Art UK (online home for every public art collection in the UK) Art UK
Designer's Critical Alphabet (introduces design students to critical theory and concepts to help them reflect on their design process.) Designer's Critical Alphabet
Irish Prints, Drawings, Photographs, etc. National Library of Ireland
Irish visual art and design National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL)
Arts Council of Ireland Information/Documents The Arts Council 
Art Library National Gallery of Ireland Art Library
Safe to Create - A Resource For The Irish Arts and Creative Sectors To Promote dignity at work Safe To Create
Visual Arts Collections British Library Visual Arts Collections
Professional Visual Artist Resources Visual Artists Ireland (VAI)
The Louvre Collections (480,000 works from the Musée du Louvre & Musée National Eugène-Delacroix) Louvre
The Art Newspaper  The Art Newspaper