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Study Abroad Art & Architecture Resources


To use WU Library databases and image indexes from abroad:

1) Set up your computer for Proxy access

2) Use your WUSTL Key and password to access library resources off-campus WUSTL Key and Password Help


Digital Image Indexes

ARTstor Collection currently contains over one million images; it documents artistic traditions across many periods and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

ARTstor - follow the technical specifications to set up your computer to use ARTstor.

ARTstor's Remote Access Policy Statement


Luna Collections - Browser version
The following public collections are available through a standard web browser. Make & save image groups, Print thumbnail images and view images using the Image workspace tools. Choose the Browser version from the column on the right side of the page.

Luna Public Collections

Note: It may be necessary to hold down the Ctrl key to override pop-up blocking software.

To use the java client version of Luna, complete instructions and account information is available here. Washington University's Visual Resources collection is available to faculty by individual account.


Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

Use the Interlibrary Loan services to have journal articles delivered electronically.


Libraries in Barcelona

  • Biblioteca de Catalunya
  • Cátedra Real Gaudí
  • Col.legi d'Aparelladors Tènics de Barcelona
  • Col.legi Oficial d'Arquitectes de Catalunya
  • Escola Massana
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies
  • Fundació Arqueológica Clos
  • Fundació Centre del Vidre de Barcelona
  • Fundació Joan Miró
  • Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament de Cultura
  • Institut Amatller d'Art Hispánic
  • Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya
  • Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona Biblioteca
  • Biblioteca d'Història de l'Art - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Museu Picasso de Barcelona
  • Reial Acadèmia de Bellas Arts de Sant Jordi
  • Servei del Patrimoni Arquitectónic Biblioteca
  • Universitat de Barcelona - Biblioteques
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Libraries in Buenos Aires

  • Red de Bibliotecas de Arquitectura, Arte, Diseño y Urbanismo
  • Biblioteca Nacional de la República Argentina
  • Consejo Profesional de Arquitectura y Urbanismo
  • Fundacion Espigas
  • Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires
  • Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
  • Sociedad Central de Arquitectos
  • Universidad de Belgrano
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Universidad de Palermo
  • Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo
  • Universidad Torcuato di Tella

    Libraries in Florence

    Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
    Piazza Cavalleggeri 1
    50122 Firenze
    Tel: +39 55 244441

    British Institute - Harold Action Library
    Lungarno Guicciardini 9
    50125 Firenze
    Tel: +39 55 284031
  • Biblioteca Marucelliana
  • Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
  • Biblioteca Riccardiana
  • Casa Buonarroti - Biblioteca"
  • Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte Roberto Longhi
  • Fondazione Horne
  • Gabinetto Scientifico Letterario G.P. Vieusseux
  • Istituto di Studi Etruschi ed Italici
  • Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza
  • Istituto Nazionale di Studi Storici sul Rinascimento
  • Istituto statale d'Arte
  • Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell'Arte
  • Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Bibliothek
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello
  • Museo Stibbert
  • Opificio delle Pietre Dure
  • Biblioteca degli Uffizi
  • Soprintendenza Archeologica per la Toscana - Biblioteca
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze - Biblioteche

    Libraries in Helsinki

  • City of Helsinki Urban Facts Library
  • Finnish Environment Institute Library
  • Finnish Geodetic Institute Library
  • Finnish National Gallery Library
  • Finnish Road Administration Library
  • Geological Survey of Finland Library(GTK)
  • Helsinki City Library
  • Museum of Finnish Architecture Library
  • National Board of Antiquities Library
  • National Library of Finland


  • Source: Gateway to Finnish Research Libraries


    Libraries in Tokyo

  • Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation
  • Bunka Women's University
  • Eisei Bunko Museum
  • ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Art Museum
  • National Art Center
  • Tokyo Polytechnic University
  • Keiogijuku University Media Center
  • Tokyo Zokei University
  • Musashino Art University
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • National Museum of Modern Art
  • National Museum of Western Art Research Library
  • Paper Museum
  • Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
  • Setagaya Art Museum
  • Tama Art University
  • Seikado Bunko Art Museum and Library
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Library
  • Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

    Art Libraries Source: IFLA International Directory of Art Libraries



    WU Study Abroad Opportunities

    Office of International & Area Studies, Overseas Program

    Art History - Study Abroad

    Sam Fox School International Programs

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