The following is a list of recommended resources available to both museums and collectors. If you have any questions about this list, please let us know and we will gladly provide further information about our own experiences with these resources.

Database Resources

Major Museum Databases: The Museum System (TMS), PastPerfect, Mimsy XG, iO, KE Electronic Museum (Ke EMU)

Open Source Options

Personal Collector Database options: Collectify; Collector Systems

Valuation Resources

Getty Appraisal Information Research

Databases auction searches: ArtPrice, ArtNet (requires subscription), Invaluable, Go Antiques, iCollector, 1stDibs

Find an appraiser: Appraisers Association of America, American Society of Appraisers

Preservation Resources

National Park Service Conserv O Gram

Philadelphia Museum of Art Preventative Conservation for collectors

Collection Resources

Image Databases: Camio, ArtStor, Getty Open Content Program,

Bibliographies and Image Resources (great listing from University of Michigan)

Thesaurus Resources:

Getty Thesauri: Union List of Artist Name (ULAN), Art and Architecture Terms (AAT), Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN), Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

Chenhall’s Revised Nomenclature

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Getty Provenance Research

The Registrar’s Toolkit