Culture and Heritage

Artcyclopedia(external link)
This site works more as an online encyclopaedia that provides links to online museums based on artists and works.

Europeana(external link)
Powered by European Union, Europeana collects and digitizes cultural heritage resources ranging from manuscripts to videos with the help of national level archives, libraries and galleries.

Google Arts and Culture(external link) 
Over and above providing online access to more than 2000 museums and galleries around the world, this initiative by Google also provides 360degree virtual tours of World’s heritage sites, and it also includes audio-visual educational content.

Hill Museum and Manuscript Library(external link)
Working in partnership with libraries and archives around the world, HMML seeks to identify, digitally photograph, catalogue, and archive the contents of manuscripts belonging to threatened communities and to make the copies available to users around the world through online catalogues

JSTOR community collections(external link)
JSTOR’s Open Community Collections feature freely accessible primary source materials in a wide variety of subjects contributed by libraries, museums, and archives.

Library of Congress Digital Collections(external link)
Majority of Library of Congress’ digital collections is available for free use.

Metropolitan Museum Open(external link)
More than 400,000 high resolution images from this Museum’s collection are available for free download from here(external link).

New York Public Library Digital collections(external link)
Access to New York public libraries digital collection is provided, and almost 200,000 documents of this collection are in public domain(external link), which are free to share and reuse.

Nga Taonga Sound and Vision(external link)
Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision is New Zealand’s national audio-visual archive that holds collections ranging from films to radio to television from New Zealand’s sound and moving image history. Many of its resources are fully accessible for play.

Rijks Museum(external link)
Users can download high resolution copies of all its resources, the creators of which ranges from Rembrandt to van Gogh. The museum also allows its users to make their own creative explorations with the classic works it offers.

Smithsonian Open Access(external link) 
From Smithsonian Open Access you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centres, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.

World Digital Library(external link)
World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, with the support of UNESCO, and contributions from libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations around the world. The WDL seeks to preserve and share some of the world’s most important cultural objects, increasing access to cultural treasures and significant historical documents.

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