The Tate

The Tate has exhibition centres in London with Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and in Liverpool and St Ives.

It also has a very large website accessible here. The website has a vast collection of images.

Go to Art and Artists, and ‘browse all collection artists’. There is there an A-Z to locate the artists. Each comes with a useful biography, and a very good commentary on the works of art.

 

Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is a small museum in Hertford House, Manchester Square. It is named after Sir Richard Wallace, who built the extensive collection, along with the Marquesses of Hertford, in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The website is small and very easy to navigate, and has a helpful ‘Wallace from Home’ section.

This section has several short films devoted to different themes or different objects in the collection, all made by enthusiastic curators and specialists.

The site is like a very beautiful and very expensive coffee table book. Try it with coffee.

 

 

The V & A

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world’s largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection 2.7 million objects in London and Dundee.

The link at the top of this column is to the main website, which is there to entice visitors. There are descriptions of different collections and exhibitions, and these change frequently, and so there is often something new to discover in this ‘on-line’ catalogue.

The V&A also has several short lectures on YouTube which can be accessed here.