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View Resource The Getty

The Getty site, featuring "nearly 54,000 pages related to works of art and professional reports in conservation and art history." The heart of the new site is the Explore Art section, which includes 3,300 works of art, 1,500 artist biographies, 1,500 glossary definitions, over 200 video clips, online exhibitions, provenance information, and more. The collections may be browsed by an alphabetical...
View Resource Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

The Getty Information Institute offers this massive browsable and searchable "structured vocabulary" of almost one million place names and 900,000 places around the world. Information in the thesaurus is derived from such Getty projects as "the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), the Foundation for Documents of Architecture (FDA), the Getty Center Photo Study Collection (GCPS), and the Getty...
View Resource Historic England Archive

English Heritage, the UK government body "responsible for advice and conservation of the historic environment in England," has recently developed a set of seven new thesauri to assist standardization of terms when creating records of the past. New users are first guided to an introduction to thesauri as indexing tools and then to the contents page, which offers access to the seven thesauri:...
View Resource UNESCO Thesaurus

The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ) Library has available a trilingual (preferred terms in English/French/Spanish) Thesaurus of some 7,000 terms that "closely reflects the evolving content of UNESCO documents and publications." Users may browse the online Thesaurus alphabetically or hierarchically. The Thesaurus includes French and Spanish equivalents of...