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Art & Art History

This guide is intended to help you get started with your art research.


Search the library catalogue for audiovisual resources on Art. Modify the search words to fit your research topic.

- links to further streaming video resources (web and subscription) on Video LibGuide

Films on Demand (UofC only)

  • A web-based digital video delivery platform that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group
  • ~5,000 videos on a wide range of educational topics



  • Provides access to video art content in high quality format from a variety of sources and perspectives - on topics from film, fashion and furniture to conservation and painting with significant contemporary art content
  • Participating museums/organizations include: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, LACMA, SFMOMA, Guggenheim, MOMA, Art Institute of Chicago, Smithsonian American Art Museum, art:21...

Building + Design Movies from

Cybermuse Podcasts (National Gallery of Canada)

  • Podcasts on artists, curators, techniques, and research

  • Documentary films on American folk life including arts, crafts, costume, dance, drama, music and more

New Media Encyclopedia

  • Artists & Works tab for:
    • Entries for ~160 artists (e.g. Vito Acconci, Nam June Paik and Pipilotti Rist) which include:
      • access to videos of their work
      • a biography, bibliography and list of exhibitions & programmes
  • Glossary tab
  • Chronological Landmarks tab
  • General Bibliography tab

SITE Santa Fe Lectures on Video

V & A Channel (Victoria & Albert Museum)

  • Online V & A films
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