According to the Department of Image Collections Chief, the "new web presence gives the researcher a quick overview of the various collections from scholars, photographers, and our rare holdings. The new pages also serve as the portal to Mercury, the National Gallery of Art Library s online catalog where you can search for images by the usual strategies of artist, subject and keyword. By selecting the advanced search option one can also try image source (e.g. Alinari, Brumfield, Kress) building location, or name/subject authorities and many other options. While there are not item records for all 7 million photographs and reproductive prints, 7.5 million images in microform, 225,000 slides or 200,000 digital files, there will be a summary record for each artist or building indicating our holdings. Many item records will have a thumbnail that will open Oculus, our digital image database, where many images are already scaled for use in digital presentations (for information on publishing use, please contact us)."

Click HERE to visit the National Gallery of Art's Image Collections.


Screenshot of the National Gallery of Art's site page for its Image Collections with a brief descriptive paragraph at the top, and nine images in rows of threes below representing the different collection categories.