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Grove Art: Editorial and Art Image Policies

Editorial Policy

Grove Art Online contains the full text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 volumes) and is updated on an ongoing basis with revisions, updates, and newly commissioned material. Through the participation and support of the international community, Grove Art continues to expand the content in this remarkable resource renowned for its comprehensive, authoritative, and current scholarship. We are committed to adding new material in key areas of interest, updating and revising existing articles, and improving functionality and design in order to further develop this resource for our readership. Grove Art is dedicated to presenting a history of art that is inclusive, multicultural, international, and diverse, so that we remain a vital reference and learning resource for all audiences.

Grove Art Online launches new content by subject area and announces general updates on a regular basis on the What's New page. New content and new functionality are guided by the art experts on our Editorial and Advisory Boards. Suggestions for new entries are submitted to area experts and board members for their review. The board members advise on the academic, curatorial, educational, and library needs for this resource, including practical matters such as functionality, design, image copyright, and other online publishing issues. Advisory or guest editors oversee major updates in specific subject areas and are invited to serve in this capacity on a project-by-project basis. We collaborate with more than 1,000 international contributors and editors to add new material and improve existing content.

Grove Art Online follows a unique house style that was developed exclusively for The Dictionary of Art. All articles are edited to house style guidelines and all spellings are in British English. All dates are listed by day/month/year and all bibliographies are presented in chronological order.

Art Image Policy

Grove Art Online is not an image provider and therefore cannot grant permissions or advise on issues of rights and usage. Please contact the image providers and copyright holders cited in the captions directly if you wish to use art images for anything other than personal or educational purposes. Please see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice for more information. Resources on image copyright and fair use in the US can be found at Intellectual Property and the Visual Arts on the College Art Association’s website.

Images are crucial to the study of the history of art and vital to the growth of this resource. Through special partnerships with major organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Art Resource, Art Images for College Teaching, Artists Rights Society, Bridgeman Education, as well as numerous international galleries and individual artists, Grove Art Online now offers over 6,000 art images, maps, and line drawings displayed in the text of articles.

Organizations that have made large numbers of images available within Grove Art Online have required specific photo credit lines which have been included in the relevant image captions and are listed here: image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art; photo © The Museum of Modern Art; photo © The British Museum; photo © Allan T. Kohl/AICT; and © Artists Rights Society, NY. With the exception of fair use, fair dealing laws in certain jurisdictions, reproduction, including downloading, of Artists Rights Society (ARS) members’ works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society, New York.

Grove Art Online also directs users to searchable art image collections, such as Art Resource, Bridgeman Education, and ARTstor (some features on these sites may require a subscription), as well as more than 40,000 editorially selected museum and gallery websites through our art image links. The art image links are reviewed regularly by the editorial staff; broken links occur from time to time as external sites relaunch or change, and these must be corrected manually. Please report any broken or misdirected image links to the editor at oxfordarteditor@oup.com.

The generous contribution of images and permission by authors, artists, and galleries helps us offer outstanding visual support for important texts. We invite contributors to donate art images to be included in their articles. We may only accept images for which the contributor has cleared all permissions for worldwide, perpetual online use in Grove Art Online. We are also interested in forming new partnerships with museums and institutions for images and stable image links. We hope these partnerships will increase community awareness of and interest in these valuable collections and educational resources. If you wish to donate images or discuss partnership possibilities, please email the editor for details at oxfordarteditor@oup.com.


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