Digital Art History Index

Last updated August 4th, 2017.

  • GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program)

    Free, open-source, customizable image editing software for image editing, composition, and photo retouching.

    Category: software
    Sponsor: The GIMP Team
  • Institute for Digital Archaeology

    The IDA is a joint venture with Harvard, Oxford, and the Dubai Future Foundation to promote the use of digital imaging and 3D modeling in art history and archaeology, creating accessible digital archives and using 3D printing techniques in the field of cultural heritage preservation.

    Subject: Art History, Archaeology
    Category: project website
  • Million Image Database

    The Million Image Database is an IDA project to create an online archive for photography and 3D imaging of cultural heritage sites.

    Subject: Art History, Archaeology
    Category: media database
    Sponsor: Institute for Digital Archaeology

    NEW INC is a museum-led incubator for art, design, and technology.

    Subject: Contemporary Art
    Category: project website
  • NYARC Discovery

    NYARC Discovery is a research tool hosted by the New York Art Resources Consortium that allows users to search unique content, such as auction and exhibition catalogs, from the collections of art libraries in New York.

    Subject: Art History
    Category: research database
    Sponsor: NYARC
  • Open Culture

    Open Culture aggregate free cultural and educational media from around the internet, including images from art museums, music, and online open courses.

    Subject: Art History, Cultural Heritage
    Category: digital publication, educational tool
  • OpenBuilds

    Free online database and forum for DIY projects in 3D modeling and engineering technology, including 3D printers, 3D scanners, and programmable camera rigs.

    Subject: 3D
    Category: educational tool, project website
    Sponsor: OpenBuilds
  • is a service that helps scholars, courts and others create web citation links that will never break. prevents link rot.

    Category: research tool
  • Processing

    Processing is a free, open-source language for learning to code in the context of the visual arts.

    Subject: Coding, Contemporary Art
    Category: software
    Sponsor: Processing Foundation
  • Rhizome ArtBase

    Founded in 1999, ArtBase is a freely accessible archive of digital art.

    Subject: Art History, Contemporary Art
    Category: media database
    Sponsor: Rhizome
  • Sketchup

    Free 3D modeling software with a simple interface. Website features extensive training, tutorials, and large 3D warehouse of downloadable models and other features.

    Subject: Architecture, 3D
    Category: software
    Sponsor: Trimble Inc.
  • The MediaLab

    The MediaLab is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital research and development hub.

    Subject: Art History, Archaeology
    Category: project website
  • Kubikat

    A catalog to the holdings of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut; the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich; the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte / Centre allemand d'histoire de l'art in Paris; and, the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte in Rome. Includes references to articles in scholarly periodicals, conference papers, exhibition catalogues, and more.

    Subject: Art History
    Category: general resource
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut