Museum Websites

Research Websites

This is a list of websites that may help in your research.  I will add new ones as I find them.  If you know of one not listed here, please let me know and I will add it.

Keep in mind that manuscripts are not just for people who make scrolls - they might contain a drawing of what you are looking for.

If any of these links don't work for you, try putting them in  The Wayback Machine at



Belgian Art Links and Tools


Bibliotheque Nationale in France


The British Library Digitised Manuscripts


The British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts


The British Library Images Online


The British Library on Flickr


The British Museum


Brooklyn Museum


Codices Electronici Sangallenses - Medieval codices in the Abbe Library of St. Gallen


Colonial Williamsburg Historic Threads - Three Centuries of Clothing


Cooper Hewitt Museum


Cotswold Museums


Drents Museum


George Washington University Museum


Museums in Norway


Freer and Sackler Galleries


Historiska Museum - Swedish History Museum


Special Treasures from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary


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The Louvre Museum


Bibliotheque Municipale de Lyon


Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera - University of Oxford


Kelsey Museum of Archaeology


The Metropolitan Museum of Art


MetPublications at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Free books that you can download or read online


The Morgan Library & Museum
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts, books, music scores, drawings, prints, and more


Museum of Fine Arts Boston


Museum of London


The National Gallery


National Gallery of Art


National Gallery of Austrailia


National Museum Denmark


The National Museums of Scotland


The New York Public Library Digital Collections


The Online Medieval & Classical Library


Parker Library on the Web - manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge


Polonsky Digitization Foundation Project




Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam


Royal Ontario Museum


The Museum of Moravian Slovakia


St John's College Library Medieval Manuscript Image Index


Universiketsmuseenes fotoportal


University College London


The Vatican Library


Victoria & Albert Museum Collection Search


Visual Arts Data Service


The Walters Art Museum Digitized Manuscripts


York Archaeological Trust Media Library


York Archaeological Trust Publications
Some past issues of The Archaeology of York and Northern Archaeology Today can be downloaded free of charge.


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Arhaus University Free ebook of the month



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