Many major museums have robust digital collections where you can view high-quality images and read about the museum’s objects. These will usually be linked as “Collections” or “Art” from the museum’s home page.
These collections pages often also include a bibliography of related scholarship or a list of publications in which the object has appeared.
A selection of museum collections are linked below.
These museums have collections images available via this Google project.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Heckscher Museum (Huntington)
Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages (Stony Brook Village)
Museum of the Moving Image
Parrish Art Museum (Southampton)
The Barnes Foundation (Merion, Pa)
deYoung Fine Arts Museum (San Francisco)
The J. P. Getty Museum (Los Angeles)
Greenfield Village (Dearborn, MI)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
Museum of Fine Arts (Houston)
National Gallery of Art (Wash. DC)
National Portrait Gallery (Wash. DC)
Shelburne Museum (Shelburne, VT)
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