Considered the leading collection of Canadian dress and the second most important collection of costume in Canada, this collection has grown since 1957 to contain some 18,845 items of dress and accessories. Among the plethora of women's dresses, parasols, hats, fans and footwear are many marvels created by some of Montreal's greatest 20th-century designers. The menswear in the collection includes suits, coats and accessories. Children's dress is also well represented. Finally, there is an important group of embroidered samplers, quilts and other textiles, including North America's oldest known patchwork quilt (1726).
With over 50,000 costumes and textile artifacts from the mid-18th century to the present, the Chicago History Museum Costume Collection is the second largest in the world and one of the nation’s most complete repositories of fashion.
Europeana Fashion is a best practice network co-funded under the CIP ICT-PSP program and composed of 22 partners from 12 European countries, which represent the leading European institutions and collections in the fashion domain. The consortium will aggregate and provide Europeana with outstanding and rich material about the history of European fashion, including more than 700.000 fashion-related digital objects, ranging from historical dresses to accessories, photographs, posters, drawings, sketches, videos, and fashion catalogues.
The Textile Museum of Canada's permanent collection contains more than 12,000 artifacts and spans almost 2,000 years and 200 world regions. This diverse collection includes fabrics, ceremonial cloths, garments, carpets, and quilts that reflect the cultural and aesthetic significance that cloth has held for centuries.
The Department of Textiles contains more than 13,000 textiles and 66,000 sample swatches ranging from 300 B.C. to the present. The collection has strengths in Pre-Columbian textiles, European vestments, tapestries, woven silks and velvets, printed fabrics, needlework, and lace. The department has strong holdings in 16th- and 17th-century English needlework, and printed and woven materials of the 18th and 19th centuries. American quilts and woven coverlets, Eastern textiles, and 20th-century fiber art are also represented.
"The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by our museum partners, we have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share. "
Digital Collections provide free access to a growing number of digitized items from the Research Library, Special Collections, Photo Archive, and Institutional Archives. These materials range from the 15th century to the present and include books, photographs, manuscripts, archives, and works on paper.
The goal of the LAC portrait collection, the largest in Canada, is to document historical personalities important to Canada’s development. It includes work by Canadian and international artists. The portal features a selection of works from this collection.
Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources. Limited number of simultaneous users; close the browser or log out when you're finished to allow others to get in.
The most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day. Includes links to art images from galleries and museums around the world. Many images are held in private collections and are not readily available in public websites.