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Update 2022 04 06

Free Access to eBooks and Journals Articles on Ukraine and Russia – until June 30th  opened 130 e-books and selected articles on the causes of war in Ukraine, Eastern Europe history, politics, and literature. This initiative is supported by 13 academic publishers (De Gruyter, Harvard University Press, University of Toronto Press, Princeton University Press, etc.).  You might be interested in: Avant-Garde Art in Ukraine, 1910–1930: Contested Memory ; Encyclopedia of Ukraine: vol. 1, A-F ; vol. 2, G-K vol. 3, L-P ; vol. 4, P-S vol. 5, S-Z ; Entangled East and West: Cultural Diplomacy and Artistic Interaction during the Cold War ; Memory Politics in the Shadow of the New Cold War ; Responsibility for Refugee and Migrant Integration ; The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution. On the De Gruyter platform while opening the books select Contents. List of all books and articles with URL links to open source

Update 2022 02 22

#ColorOurCollections – more than 700 digitalized coloring books, that you can download. You might be interested in: Bibliothèque Nationale de France Coloring Book 2022Colouring Vilnius – City of the Grand DukesColour Vilnius – Architecture of the CityEuropeana Coloring Book 2022Fairfield University Art Museum Coloring Book 2022Harvard Art Museums Coloring Book 2022National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania


Heritage, Memory and Conflict Journal open access academic journal on arts, heritage, museums, memory, and identity subjects. Journal is in the DOAJ registry, published by Amsterdam university press (Netherlands) and Pensoft Publishers (Bulgaria).


Journal of Aesthetics and Culture – open access academic journal on media culture, visual arts, and artistic research. Because of its high quality, this journal is in academic databases Emerging Sources Citation Index and Scopus, and DOAJ registry, published by Taylor & Francis.


MIT Press Direct eBooks Open Access  You might be interested in Architecture and Urban Studies and its books: Architecture in the Scandinavian CountriesWhy Architects DrawThe Staircase: History and Theories. During search select Format – Books and  Availability – Open Access.

Research Catalogue – database for artistic research, supported by Society for Artistic Research (SAR) (Switzerland). Available information on artistic research institutions, researchers, and open access journals: Journal for Artistic ResearchJournal of Sonic StudiesRUUKKU Studies in Artistic ResearchVIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research.

Update 2021 11 12

Arts – Open access academic journal on visual, stage, and screen arts recognized by the international Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection) database, published by MDPI (Switzerland).

IMA (The Index of Medieval Art) Digital Image Collections – Princeton university (USA) digitalized and public medieval art collections. You might be interested in: The Gertrude and Robert Metcalf Collection of Images of Stained GlassThe Elaine C. Block Database of MisericordsRomanesque Database.  

Open Arts Journal – open access academic journal on visual arts, recognized by DOAJ, published by The Open University (UK).

Update 2021 03 23

Bookshare (Freely Available Books) – more than 9 000 free digital books on various topics. You might be interested in: The art and Architecture collection and its books: Principles of Art HistoryA Pictorial History of Costume From Ancient Times to the Nineteenth CenturyTowards a New Architecture124 Distinctive House Designs and Floor PlansArt Nouveau Graphic MasterpiecesPicassoThe Painter in OilThe Technique of Pencil DrawingPerspective for ArtistsAnatomical Diagrams for Art Students. The database is supported by the non-profit organization Benetech.  

Duke University Press (Art and Visual Culture) – open and free e-books, separate journals, and books chapters on visual arts, published by Duke University (USA) press. During search select „Availability“: „Open Access“ and „Free“.

EOD (eBooks on Demand) – database on books published in  XVI – XX centuries. Notable collection Fine Arts and its books: Le antiquità di RomaGraphic illustrations of HogarthLectures on SculptureMemoirs illustrative of the art of glass-paintingThe Flemish, Dutch and German Schools of PaintingThe Palace of Architecture: a Romance of Art and HistoryHistoire de la céramiqueAncient unedited monumentsIconographie chrétienne. The database is created by Europe libraries in the EODOPEN net. For free books in „All fields“ write in „kostenfrei“. 

E-Books Directory – notable collection Arts & Photography and its books: Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning; Building GreenMoving to Sustainable BuildingsArt, Design and Visual ThinkingA History of Art for Beginners and StudentsDrawing FuturesFamous European Artists.

EThOS (e-theses online service) – More than half a million Ph.D. dissertations from United Kingdom universities. Free access is available on institutions' depositories. Downloading a dissertation may require a fee.

Getty Publications ir Getty Images – open access publications (300) and images (155 382) collections from The J. Paul Getty Trust organization. Notable e-book collections: ArchitectureArt History and CriticismDecorative ArtsDrawingsPaintingsPhotographySculpture;

Peter Lang (Open Access Content) – open access books and chapters published by Peter Lang (Germany) press. Notable collection The Arts and its books: Chinese reverse glass painting 1720-1820Seeing Renaissance GlassLef and the Left Front of the ArtsLes Modernes d’Egypte. During search select „Refine by access“: „Open access content“.

PHAROS (photo archives) – More than 90 000 art images from an international consortium of photo archives.


Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija – open access encyclopedic articles, from printed Lithuanian encyclopedia. The electronic version is regularly updated. Notable topicsHistoryLithuanian languageArtMythologyScienceHeritageReligion.

Encyclopaedia Britannica – partially open and renewed British encyclopedia, published in 1768. Interesting topics: Humanities and Visual Arts. Subjects:  ArchitectureArts AwardsDecorative ArtFashion DesignGraphic ArtInstallation & Performance ArtPaintingPhotographySculpture. Picture gallery: Visual Arts.  Videos: Visual Arts.

The European Journal of Aesthetics – open access academic philosophy journal included in internationally recognized academic databases: Web of Science and Scopus. Published by Helsinki University Press (Finland) And Charles University, Faculty of Arts (Czech Republic).

RIHA Journal – open access academic journal on visual arts history, included in internationally recognized academic databases: Web of Science and Scopus. Published by The International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (Germany). 

Res Mobilis: International Research Journal of Furniture and Decorative Objects – open access interior and furniture design academic journal in English and Spanish included in internationally recognized academic database Web of Science. Published by the University of Oviedo, Art History and Musicology Department (Spain).

El Croquis – partially open issues on modern architecture (select Free Sample). Published by El Croquis Editorial (Spain).   


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