Tools and Resources

Below are free resources to be used for research and teaching, created by scholars and specialists for Oxford Art Online.

Collection Guides 

Collection guides showcase the highlights of museum and gallery collections around the world.  Each illustrated guide includes a discussion of the objects a visitor will see upon travelling to the collection as well as history of its development and links to related content in Oxford Art Online.

Subject Guides

Subject guides highlight essays, biographies, and images in popular areas of study, such as Asian art, Cubism, or Fashion. Each guide includes a brief summary of the topic and links to related content in Oxford Art Online for further exploration.

MoMA/Grove Art Resources for Educators

These resources, designed by the Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), are intended to help educators make modern art accessible and engaging to younger audiences. Each unit includes objectives, discussion topics, activities and projects, images, and suggested readings in Grove Art.

Timelines of World Art

These timelines offer overviews of the development of the visual arts across the globe, organized into six geographic regions. Each timeline highlights important moments in visual art, linking to relevant articles and images in Grove Art.

Podcasts and Interviews

Listen to podcasts and read interviews with contemporary artists in conversation with Oxford’s editors and advising scholars.

Pronunciation Guides

Pronunciation guides offer playable audio files of artist names and art terms spoken by experts in the field. Readers can follow links to related content in Oxford Art Online to learn more about each subject. Our guide to Pre-Columbian terms includes sites, cultures, regions, and structures, and our guide to modern and contemporary artists features scholars pronouncing a range of artist names.

Italian Renaissance Learning Resources

The Italian Renaissance Learning Resources website is freely available and features eight units, each of which explores a different theme in Italian Renaissance art. Lavish illustrations and resources for educators complement each unit. This resource is the result of a collaboration between Grove Art Online and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and it was made possible by the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Abbreviations Lists

Oxford Art Online uses abbreviations for general terms, locations, periodical titles, and standard reference books and series.