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ARTstor contains over a million images covering artistic traditions ranging across a myriad of times and cultures. Here you will find images of architecture, drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture and decorative arts and much more.

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online is a large encyclopedia of art which includes an image database featuring paintings, sculpture, photography and more.

Collections at Manchester

The majority of images in the Digital Image Collections are from the Library’s special collections, but some collections contain images from other institutions.

General collections

Further information

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Conditions of use

Images from the University of Manchester Library’s collections are made available under the Creative Commons Licence Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).  Attribution: The University of Manchester Library, Heritage Imaging Services.


Copyright and Image permissions from The University of Manchester.

Images from external collections may be subject to copyright restrictions. Please contact each institution directly if you wish to use the images for purposes other than personal research. 


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