- Textile Sample Book (1771)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number 156.4 T31
- Threads of Feeling
This website is an online exhibition of the Threads of Feeling exhibit curated by John Styles. Here you will find just over fifty pictures of cloth from London’s Foundling Hospital billet books.
- Gazette of Queen Marie Antionette’s attire for the year 1782
Cloth swatches of Marie Antionette’s attire.
Note: Online museum collections can be difficult and frustrating to navigate. Often articles must be searched for using specific keywords preventing a user from finding a record. Other times a broad search term can produce thousands of results. However, the records are there it just requires time and patience to find them, even for experienced researchers.
- Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection
This is a digital collection created by Yale University. It mostly contains satires.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
A very colorful collection of objects and clothing from the past.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Users can search by keyword, as well as narrow online collections down by date and provenance.
- National Gallery of Art
A Collection of thousands of works of art through history. Includes paintings, drawings, and artifacts.
- National Gallery of the United Kingdom
Allows users to browse by century/decade and artist.
- National Portrait Gallery
Allows users to browse by artist as well as other categories such as period, family tree, etc.
- Sphinx Fine Art
This is a London based fine art exhibition space. User can browse by artist, provenance, and specific exhibitions.
- Victoria and Albert Museum
V&A Museum allows you to search and browse collections.
- Web Gallery of Art
Users can search or browse by artist.
- Yale Center for British Art
Users must search for online content. Go to “Collections” then click on “Search” on the right side of the page.