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Fine Art: Digital Resources

Art Collections in London

Victoria & Albert Museum

The world’s leading museum of art and design

National Portrait Gallery

Art gallery in London that houses a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people


Tate is an institution that houses, in a network of four art galleries, the United Kingdom's national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art. 

Hayward Gallery

Art gallery within the Southbank Centre

ICA | Institute of Contemporary Arts

London’s leading space for contemporary culture

The National Gallery

National art museum in Trafalgar Square

Royal Academy of Arts

Art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly in London

Sadie Coles

London-based contemporary art gallery representing around fifty established and emerging international artists. 

London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum (LTM) is a transport museum based in Covent Garden, London. The museum predominantly hosts exhibits relating to the heritage of London's transport, as well as conserving and explaining the history of it.

Whitechapel Gallery

Public art gallery in Whitechapel in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

White Cube

One of the world's leading contemporary art galleries, White Cube has spaces in London, Hong Kong, Paris, New York and West Palm Beach

Serpentine Galleries

Free contemporary art gallery in London's Kensington gardens

Art-Based Websites

Useful Links

Quick links to useful pages and resources.

Women in Revolt! podcast

This 6-part mini-series that accompanies the exhibition at Tate Britain explores art, activism and the women's movement in the UK in the 1970s and 80s. From early struggles for equal pay, to punk, Thatcher and the AIDS pandemic, this was a time of extreme social, economic and political change. 

Join curator Linsey Young, as she hears from artists, makers and activists about how their radical ideas and rebellious methods changed the face of British culture and forged a path for future generations.

New episodes released every Monday from 6 November – 11 December 2023

Monday 13th November - Episode 2. There's something not right here - Domesticity, marriage/family life and the origins of the Women's Art Library

Featuring: Su Richardson, See Red (Pru Stevenson, Suzy Mackie and Anne Robinson), Shirley Cameron, Bobby Baker, Gee Vaucher and Felicity Allen

Monday 20th November - Episode 3. Transgression - punk and the underground music scene

Featuring: Gina Birch, Caroline Coon, Lucy Whitman and Cosey Fanni Tutti

Monday 27th November - Episode 4. 'We need to change the course!' - challenging racism and lack of visibility at art school, mobilising and making connections

Featuring: Nina Edge, Stella Dadzie, Sutapa Biswas and Marlene Smith.

Monday 4th December - Episode 5. A time of possibility - Group exhibitions by women artists of colour in the 1980s

Featuring: Marlene Smith, Rita Keegan, Sutapa Biswas and Nina Edge

Monday 11th December - Episode 6. Tough! Responding to the political pressures and struggles in the 1980s.

Featuring: See Red (Pru Stevenson), Roshini Kempadoo, Loraine Leeson, Rita Keegan, Pratibha Parmar, Sutapa Biswas and Marlene Smith.


Art Journal Databases

Audio-Visual Resources


Other Art Resources

Subject Databases

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Art Full Text  

Historical and contemporary fine art, some applied arts and design.

Some material is available in full-text. Click on Ebsco Databases at the top of the list

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Mainly 20th/21st century coverage of fine art including design.

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Design & Applied
Arts Index

Covers all aspects of design, applied arts and crafts. There are links to some
full-text material.

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Arts & Humanities
Citation Index

Scholarly coverage of arts and humanities subjects including some design.