Index to Art by Subject
General Medieval Art Sources
Art Historical Societies
The Bayeux Tapestry
Museums of Interest to
Web Pages for Medieval Art History
Courses at Colleges and Universities
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International Center of Medieval
Art The Cloisters.
The Index of Christian Art Princeton
Bibliographies for the
Study of Medieval Art. Compiled by the ICA.
Home page for the list serv on Medieval Art.
These lists are intended to be at best mildly representative.
General Information, Collections, and Online Exhibitions
- The Medieval Manuscript "This blog is exclusively
dedicated to medieval manuscripts, up to and including their relationships with early printing."
In French and English.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the University of Vermont.
- Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
"This site was designed to enable users to find fully digitized manuscripts currently available on
- British Library Digital
Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
- Western manuscripts to c. 1500.
From the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, UK. Images of the collection.
- Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG) ¨¢ Virtual Library
"The purpose of the Codices Electronici Sangallenses (Digital Abbey Library of St. Gallen) is to
provide access to the medieval codices in the Abbey Library of St. Gallen by creating a virtual
- Medieval Manuscripts in Multimedia Quicktime
movies, music, other treats from the University of Amsterdam.
- Sketchbook of Villard de
Honnecourt On pentagrams.
Manuscripts From Chris Witcombe's Art History Resources on the Web.
- Texts, Manuscripts, and Paleography A
collection of links from UPenn.
- Late Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts
From the University of Pennsylvania.
- Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts. From the National
Library of the Netherlands.
- The Newberry Library They've taken down the manuscripts
page; there is a link to a description of the collections.
Illustrated Book: a Survey of Genres An online exhibition from the
Colophon Gallery of illustrated books from Medieval to Modern; includes
Medieval, early Hebrew and Islamic examples.
- Medieval Manuscripts at the Free Library
of Philadelphia A well-done introductory site.
- Galerie d'images de la Bibliotheque
universitaire Moretus Plantin A variety of manuscripts, from a book of hours, a travel record,
several having to do with flowers and and a collection of postcards of a French church.
"Devoted to collecting, storing, and distributing digital images of
Medieval manuscripts." From Brigham Young University.
- Illuminated manuscripts of the
Library of Lyon "Fonds anciens". The collection dates from the 5th century to the Renaissance.
Books of Hours An online exhibtion of the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg, held at the
University of Pennsylvania.
- Hill Monastic Manuscript
Library Information on the microfilmed manuscript holdings at the
Library at St John's University. Greatest holdings are those from
Malta, Ethiopia and Austria/Germany.
Library Sample images and some commentary; apparently a sample of a much larger
imaging project now underway.
- Index to manuscripts collections at the
British Library From cica 300 to 1603.
Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Manuscripts
General Collections and Exhibtions
Individual Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Manuscripts
Manuscripts: France: Collections
Manuscripts: France: Single Titles
Petites Heures de Jean de Berry Fourteenth Century.
Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry Another beautiful site, this time
from the University of Chicago.
Les Tres Riches
Heures du Duc de Berry From the Vatican Library.
Chroniques of Jean Froissart
Circa 1400. Part of the Belgica Bibliotheque numerique de la Bibliotheque royale de Belgique (see below).
Persian and Islamic Manuscripts
- Archivalia. Links to collections of
digitalized Islamic manuscripts.
- Caro Minasian Collection of Persian and Arabic
Manuscripts. From UCLA.
- Digital Persian Archive. "An Image Database of Persian
Historical Documents from Iran and Central Asia up to the 20th Century."
- Search engine for E-Corpus.
"e-corpus is a collective digital library that catalogs and disseminates numerous documents:
manuscripts, archives, books, journals, prints, audio recordings, video, etc."
Tazkira of Shaykh Safi al-Din of Ardabil. "Manuscript of the Tazkira ("biographical accounts") of
Shaykh Safi al-Din (d.1334), Sufi saint and founder of the Safavid dynasty, dated Sha'ban 990H
(August-September 1582), Shiraz. In Persian with Arabic prayers on frontispiece and final folios."
- Nigaristan by
Ghaffari. "Manuscript of Nigaristan (anecdotes about key figures in Islam), composed in 1552 by
Ahmad b. Muhammad Ghaffari (d.1567), dated 980H (1573) Shiraz."
- Poetry and Prayer. "Islamic Manuscripts from
the Walters Art Museum." Baltimore, Maryland. A beautiful Web site for an exhibition.
- Princeton Digital Library of
- Islamic Heritage Project: Manuscripts.
- Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan.
- Illuminated Islamic
Manuscripts. From Yale University.
- Shanama Project at Cambridge University.
- Shanama Project at Princeton University.
- Epic of the Persian Kings:
the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi. Web site of an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Manuscripts: Other Locations
English Medieval Painting
French Medieval Painting
Italian Medieval Painting
Macedonian Medieval Painting
Scandinavian Medieval Painting
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Look also at the details of architecture, especially English
Modern versions of Medieval stained glass
- The Medieval
Treasury Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Arguably the best
collection of medieval decorative art anywhere.
The Alfred Jewel Ninth century; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Cloisters New York City. Also an excellent collection--even the
building is medieval.
Art Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Much of what they have
would fall into the category of decorative arts--but also sculpture and
- The Gothic Ivories Web site.
From the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
- The Medieval
Pottery Research Group Mostly about the Group and joining; but has
some good links.
- Decorative Arts
From the Germanisches National Museum, Nuremberg.
- Medieval Enamels. From LImoges to Silos
On an exhibition in Brussels.
Medieval Metalwork and Enamels Tour from the National Gallery of Art,
- A Hispano-Moresque
Charger Lusterware ceramic, ca. 1500. From Southern Methodist
A pair of eagle fibulae Sixth century, Visigothic, Spain. From the Walters Art Museum,
Baltimore. More works also on this site--follow the links.
Sculpture in the British Isles
Sculpture in France
Sculpture in Italy
Sculpture in Germany
Sculpture in Spain
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