Artchive

Mark Harden's "Artchive" contains images of many essential works of art covered in any survey course. You won't find many obscure artists or rare works here, but if you need a high-quality reproduction of one of the essentials this is an excellent resource. The site is easy to navigate by the alphabetical listing of all the artists and periods/styles on the left of the screen. Each entry has some text and a list of images towards the bottom. See Image Use guidelines by by clicking on link at the bottom right of this page.
Selected galleries:
- Roman Art

Flickr Groups

Flickr Groups are themed image collections created by members of the Flickr photograph-sharing community. There are thousands of Flickr Groups, and more are created daily. The size and quality of images within the groups varies, but overall I am impressed with the images I find there. Copyright protection varies by photographer. A very popular protection on the site is the Creative Commons license, which allows anyone to use, distribute, and change the photograph as long as attribution is given to the creator. Click on an image to enlarge it; there is copyright information to the right of the enlarged photograph.
Selected groups:
- Etruscan Art
- Etruscan Places
- "Walk Like an Etruscan"
- More Etruscan
- Ancient Greek & Roman Art
- Antique Mosaics
- Caligula's Denarii
- Classical Antiquity
- Classical Antiquity: Art and Architecture
- Emperor Augustus
- Emperor Claudius
- Emperor Gaius Caligula
- Emperor Nero
- Emperor Tiberius
- Hellenic, Roman and Byzantine Heritage in Turkey
- Julio Claudian, Art, Roman Portraiture and Coins
- Pictures of the Ancient Roman Empire
- Roman Emperors and the Imperial Family
- Roman Empire
- Women of the Julio Claudian Dynasty

Historic Illustrations

The Historic Illustrations of Art and Architecture Project contains 351 scans of late 19th to early 20th century illustrations of mostly architecture and some art. The collection can be searched, browsed, or you can view the entire collection at once. All the image are open to use by the public.
Selected galleries:
- Ancient Rome
- Etruscan

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has digital images of over 300,000 pieces from their collection available on their website. The collection can be searched or browsed, or viewed through interactive tours. A feature called MyMFA allows you to bookmark images to a free account for future use. Images from the website are free to use for educational purposes. See image use policy.
Selected galleries:
- Etruscan Art
- Etruscan Tomb Painting
- Roman Art

NYPL Digital Gallery

The New York Public Library Digital Gallery provides access to over 550,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more. Most of the works are in the public domain and the photographs provided can be used for educational purposes, though a fee is required for using the images for commercial use.
Selected galleries:
-Wonders of the Ancient World

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons is a huge media repository maintained by volunteers. The website has hundreds of thousands of files of images, sounds, and videos for many disciplines. The Art section section allows you to browse images from various access points, such as country, culture, genre, period, artist, collectors, etc. Navigation through the various links of the site can be time-consuming, so if you are searching for a specific artwork or artist it would be best to use the search feature (since images are hidden until you get to the most specific category). All of the media files on the site are supposed to be available for educational use-- the specific license conditions of each file can be found on their description pages.
Selected galleries:
- Etruscan Art
- Roman Art
- Ancient Roman Mosaics
- Ancient Roman Paintings
- Ancient Roman Sculpture
- Ancient Roman Art by country

World Architecture

The World Architectural History Survey is a collection of architecture photographs from prehistory to contemporary times. The project was created at Bryn Mawr College and the images are to be used for non-profit educational purposes. The site is easy to navigate and most of the images are accessible just one click away from the front page.
Selected galleries:
- Etrucan
- Roman

World Images Kiosk

The World Images Kiosk is a collection of over 50,000 images hosted by California State University. The collection is very multi-cultural and it's a great resource for non-western art, which can often be difficult to find online in English. All images may be used freely for educational purposes.
Selected galleries:
- Etruscan Art
- Roman Sculpture
- Roman Architecture
- Roman Mosaics
- Roman Painting
- Roman Applied Arts
- Roman Funerary Monuments and Sarcophagi
- Leptis Magna
- Pompeii
- El Jemm