It provides an extensive set of links to all manner of sites connected to art history and the visual arts. It's fairly well organised if unsophisticated with a menu on the first page and then menus at the top of each page after that. A lot of the links have a decent narrative explaining what the link is about and what sort of resource it has to offer.
For some reason the images item on the menu does not work and you need to copy and input the following html address http://art-design.umich.edu/mother/images.html into your browser to access the links to online collections of images.
It displays a better knowledge of what is available within the USA. The coverage of sites with USA origins is much better than those located outside the USA - which is maybe not unsurprising given that this site is hosted on the website of the University of Michigan School of Art and Design.
For those of you who like art history:
- either go and get a steaming hot mug of your favourite hot drink and the cookie jar and settle in for a long browse
- or avoid starting to look at it just before you need to be doing something else!
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