Website: Classic FM

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Classic FM is the web version of a Classical music radio station from the United Kingdom, and it purports to have the largest audience of any Classical music station in the world. In addition to offering a streaming station full of excellent examples from the Classical music genre, Classic FM's website offers interesting news articles… Continue reading Website: Classic FM

Website: Smithsonian Magazine

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For students of culture, the online home of the Smithsonian Magazine is an incredible resource. They have searchable sections on Smart News, History, Science, Innovation, Arts & Culture, Travel, At the Smithsonian, Photos, Videos, and Games. Wherever your interests lie within the Humanities, the Smithsonian Magazine would be a good place to start your research.… Continue reading Website: Smithsonian Magazine

Website: The Spruce Crafts

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Applied (or Practical) Arts are those that exist in the space between Craft and Fine Arts. Depending on your point of view, they can belong to either category (or maybe both categories). If you're interested in learning a about papercraft or fiber arts, then this site is one that you should visit. link to The… Continue reading Website: The Spruce Crafts

Website: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy offers excellent, up to date information on just about every topic within the field of Philosophy. My favorite part about this site is the fact that it is imminently searchable, and when you get your results, it will provide you with what you were looking for and also with related… Continue reading Website: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Website: Artnet News

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Are you interested in current events in the art world? If so, then Artnet's news section is a great place to start. They post a great number and variety of articles on many diverse topics relating to what interests the art world today. Some of their posts deal exclusively with contemporary art and artists, while… Continue reading Website: Artnet News

Website: The Louvre (English Version)

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For some people (including me), the Paris's Louvre is pretty much THE museum. It singlehandedly holds the Mona Lisa, the Nike of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, the Raft of the Medusa, and many other wondrous artifacts. Every time Paris floods, I worry about this place; but they saved their treasures from World War II,… Continue reading Website: The Louvre (English Version)

Website: Smarthistory: The Center for Public Art History

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Smarthistory has a number of excellent articles and videos about the history of art. No matter what you are researching, this is a great site to check as their information deals with diverse cultures and time periods. For example, at the time I'm posting this, the first two topics on their landing page deal with… Continue reading Website: Smarthistory: The Center for Public Art History

Website: Google Arts and Culture

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If you are looking for a specific work of art, and you're not sure what museum holds it, Google Arts and Culture is a good place to start. They have high resolution images (that can be zoomed in) of more than 2000 works. In addition, they have information on those works, as well as articles… Continue reading Website: Google Arts and Culture

Website: The British Museum: Collections Search

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The British Museum has an absolutely amazing collection. When looking at any large museum, it can be a little overwhelming. A good first step when using any museum's site for research is to find the option to search their collections. You can search by specific names (if you are looking for a specific work) or… Continue reading Website: The British Museum: Collections Search

Website: The World History Encyclopedia

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The World History Encyclopedia purports to be the "world's most-read history encyclopedia." I don't know about that, but they have a huge number of articles about a wide variety of topics on history, culture, and art. They have been very helpful to me when researching new topics, and they are easy to search. link to… Continue reading Website: The World History Encyclopedia

Website: Ancient Origins: Reconstructing the Story of Humanity’s Past

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This site provides articles on a truly amazing variety of topics. For example, their current front page has articles about the Pendle Witches, new Denisovan Fossils, Horseback Archery Revival, and a Theory of Atlantis—just to name a few. This is an excellent site to help you get started with your research (historically older topics are… Continue reading Website: Ancient Origins: Reconstructing the Story of Humanity’s Past

Website: Renaissance: The Elizabethan World

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This site provides a great variety of information about the life and culture of Elizabethan England (my favorite part is their section on Sumptuary Laws mandated who could wear what). Much of their information comes from original sources--documents from Elizabethan England that they have (in many cases) transcribed onto their site. They also have a… Continue reading Website: Renaissance: The Elizabethan World

Website: The Victoria and Albert Museum

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The Victoria and Albert Museum has a great many excellent online resources, and their collections are very easy to search. I highly suggest their site if you have a project that requires you to look for art by type. For example, they have links to architecture resources, books, furniture, glass, print, and many, many other… Continue reading Website: The Victoria and Albert Museum

Website: Old English Poetry Project

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For those who like poetry, Medieval literature, or just need to research obscure literature, this site may prove valuable. It purports to hold translations of 79% of the surviving Old English Poetry. That's pretty impressive. Reading these works can give you an idea of what people in England during the Early Middle Ages were talking… Continue reading Website: Old English Poetry Project

Website: The Victorian Web

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The Victorian Era was a unique moment in Western history that still affects our culture today. In many ways, this period stands on the divide between an older world and the beginnings of the modern world that we know today. This makes the study of the Victorian world and its people particularly interesting. One moment,… Continue reading Website: The Victorian Web