Art and Antiques

Resources for artists, collectors and anyone with an interest in art.

Library Databases

West Vancouver Art Musuem

Check out the museum's latest exhibition or browse through the museum's digital collection of important contemporary and modern artists, architects and photographers from British Columbia and beyond.

On the Shelf

Art -- Collectors and Collecting

Advice from the experts on building an art collection.

Painting -- Technique

Guides to painting skills -- composition, colour, material, subjects etc.

Photography of Children

Handbooks for creating memorable photographs.

On the Web

Antiques Roadshow Online

Search for appraisals in the database and read interesting articles on collecting unique artifacts.

Blouin Art Sales Index

Find records for art sales in this database containing 4.6 million works from over 350 auction houses and 225,000 different artists from around the world.

Bridgeman – Art, Culture, History

The world's largest archive of fine art, cultural and historical stills and footage available for licensing and reproduction.

Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art

Search here for documentation including images, texts, media works and related ephemera on some of Canada's leading professional artists, designers, art writers and curators.


A great place to start researching and find the current going price for your collectible. Check out extra features, such as the forums, for even more insight on how to get the best price for your prize.

Google Art Project

This website, provided by Google, allows users to "walk" pre-selected galleries in seventeen museums worldwide. Users can zoom in on selected works, review information about the artwork and artists that created them, and in some cases view short videos about selected works.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

A chronological, geographical and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world.

National Gallery of Art

A digital collection tantamount to a museum trip. NGA Images is a searchable repository of digital images (including over 51,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each which are available to download free of charge). The site's lightbox feature allows you to create a working folder that allows you to save, share, and download multiple images at a time.

Vancouver Art Gallery

Search for local art events and exhibitions at one of North America’s most respected and innovative art institutions.