Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Islamic Art
Seattle Art Museum Ancient Mediterranean and Islamic Art
Selected images from the Seattle Art Museum’s Mediterranean and Islamic art collection.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s collection of Islamic art from different time periods and dynasties. Historical information on each period is included.
The result of a collaboration between the Egyptian Center for Documentation of Cultural and National Heritage (CultNat) and IBM, the Eternal Egypt website provides information on ancient Egypt through technologies such as interactive map and timeline. Art-related topics include libraries, architecture, paintings, sculptures and more.
Discover Islamic Art
Virtual collections from Museum With No Frontiers (MWNF). The network includes public and private collections from 19 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Exhibition of Persian manuscripts from the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The online exhibition is broken up into four parts, mimicking the four-room layout of the original exhibition. It explores techniques, history, artists and literary genres.
Flowers of Silk and Gold
This 2000 exhibition at The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. covered four centuries of Ottoman Empire embroidery. It has been turned into an online exhibition so that virtual visitors can view some of the art that was included.
Web-based online teaching guide illustrated with images of art in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at Oxford. It's divided into two parts that focus on the creation and history of Islamic ceramics.
ArchNet is an international online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilisations. This online library provides access to images, publications, project files, reference materials and much, much more on historical and current sites and areas of study.
Lantern Slides of Classical Antiquity
Maintained by Bryn Mawr College, these slides provide black-and-white architectural images of the period. Each slide can be viewed as a thumbnail or as a medium- or high- resolution image.
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt in the Time of the Pharaohs
One of the Louvre’s thematic trails, created to provide an overview of the museum’s collection based on a period, artistic movement or theme. This trail reflects the daily life of Egyptians during the pharaohs' rule.
Greek Art From Prehistoric to Classical: A Resource for Educators
This resource, compiled by educators from the Metropolitan Museum, is available to download as a .pdf file or read online. It covers the prehistoric period to the end of the Classical age and gives an excellent overview of Greek art, artists, materials, and the influence of Greek subjects in the art of other eras.
Islamic Bindings & Bookmaking
Islamic Bindings & Bookmaking: A Catalogue of an Exhibition in the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, May 18–August 18, 1981 by Gulnar Bosch, John Carswell, and Guy Petherbridge is now available from the University of Chicago as a downloadable PDF document. Consisting of 100 bindings, manuscripts, fragments and pages, this text is considered one of the best resources on the subject.