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Open Access

Access to these resources is freely available online.

Arts & Artists (Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport)

Provides information on support, services, and resources for Ontario artists, professional development and training, and funding and grant opportunities.

Arts & Artists in Canada (The Canadian Encyclopedia)

This Collection from the Canadian Encyclopedia online explores visual arts in Canada through articles, photo galleries, Heritage Minutes and more.

CBC Digital Archives

CBC Digital Archives has an extensive amount of content from over 75 years of Radio and Television, covering a wide range of topics.

Glossary of Canadian Art History (Art Institute of Canada)

A comprehensive glossary of historical and contemporary artists, art movements, styles, and galleries and museums that are important to the study of Canadian Art history.

CCCA Canadian Art Database

A significant online resource for teaching and research on Canadian Art over 62,000 images and media files, over 3,000 texts, and several projects documenting artist groups, art organizations and events.


The digital library of the National Library of France and its partners, providing free online access to millions of books, manuscripts, maps, stamps, photographs, posters, videos, sound recordings, and more.

Google Arts & Culture

Discover art collections from around the world with Google Arts & Culture, a virtual museum platform which provides viewing access to high-resolution images of artworks at partnered museums.

The New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Provides access to over 700,000 images digitized from primary sources in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, and more.


OpenGLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum) is an initiative coordinated by Open Knowledge that is committed to building a global cultural commons for everyone to use, access and enjoy. Discover art collections from around the world and view digital scans or photos that can be freely used without any restrictions.

The Public Domain Review

An online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas. Browse by medium, time, tags, or source and discover  vast curated collections of images, books, audio and film.

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