Many museums have extensive websites and highly developed online collections. Several museums are listed below. You may find other relevant resources by searching the Internet for museums in specific countries. The resources linked below were chosen specifically for excellent visual content, but include only resources in English.
The resources below offer additional information about the history of art. Some sites provide timelines or images to supplement the descriptions at museum websites.
Wikipedia is a great tool for a summary of a topic. Wikipedia content is constantly revised, and entries vary in quality. Some of the content is excellent, some is questionable.
Many educators disapprove of the use of Wikipedia. Why?
However, you can use Wikipedia in a way that benefits your research process.
Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Diana) (detail). From the book Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball, published by David Zwirner, New York, 2014
You may find an interesting website using Google or another Internet browser. However, not all web sites provide credible, unbiased information. The categories listed below are just five of the criteria used to assertain the validity of web resources. These guidelines will help you to determine the reliability of a web site.
Currency or Timeliness
For more in-depth information on evaluating websites, see: Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask from UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops.