In addition to searching the open web, try these licensed databases to find images.
ARTstor is a large collection of digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. Click on the ARTstor logo to begin your search.
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You can use the Snip & Sketch Tool in Microsoft Office to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image.
There are two main methods of finding images in ARTstor: searching or browsing.
Browsing by Geography
On the front page of the Digital Library, go to Browse area in the lower left corner and click Geography.
Go to the ARTstor navigation menu and click Find > Browse ARTstor by > Geography.
Use the keyword search to run a basic search for images. If you retrieve too many images, you can refine your search.
The advanced search option allows you to narrow your results by:
Online Image Sources
If you're searching for furniture from another country, use search terms both in English and the vernacular. For example, if you're searching the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection for French chairs, search both chair and chaise or both sofa and settee. The same goes for searching international resources where they have an English option and a vernacular option. Search both the English term and its vernacular counterpart. If you're searching the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum for chairs, search both stol (Norwegian) and chair, both bord and table. You may also want to use words that denote the inside of a house, like room or interior, for example.
Use Google Translate to find vernacular terms for English objects.Image Collections