Resources

IFPDA Glossary of Printmaking Terms & Techniques
Organizations
The Print Council of America

The Print Council of America is a professional membership organization of 270 museum curators, academicians, anhttps://www.ipcny.org/d conservators dedicated to the study of works of art on paper.

International Print Center New York (IPCNY)

International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is a non-profit arts institution dedicated to the innovative presentation of prints by emerging, established, national, and international artists.

Collections
The Blanton Museum

The Blanton museum’s searchable database of more than 14,000 prints forms one of the finest collections on an American campus. These prints reflect the history, characteristics, and processes of the medium from the Renaissance to the present day, featuring examples of major masters from Dürer and Rembrandt to Goya and Picasso.

The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio Archives

The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio Archives hold over 20,000 prints from over 4,000 artists. Artists include: Elizabeth Catlett, Emma Amos, Charles White, Krishna Reddy, Faith Ringgold, Melvin Edwards, among others. To view the archives, please contact: [email protected] to make an appointment.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Print Department

Cleveland Museum of Art, Print Department has a searchable database of the 14,500 prints in the museum’s collection.

Harvard University Art Museums Online Collection

Harvard University Art Museums Online Collection provides access to basic information more than half of the permanent holdings of the Harvard University Art Museums.

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Harvard University Art Museum’s Online Collection provides access to basic information more than half of the permanent holdings of the Harvard University Art Museums.

The Jewish Museum

View the Jewish Museum’s collection of works on paper online.

The Louvre Department of Prints and Drawings

The Louvre Department of Prints and Drawings is one of the Louvre’s eight departments and is home to the museum’s extensive collection of drawings, pastels, miniatures, prints, books, manuscripts, autograph works, woodcuts, copperplates, and lithographic stones.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection Database

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection Database is a searchable table of artworks and related materials from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An individual database record includes information about an object as well as images, when available. The Museum’s curators have selected several works of note within the Collection Database as Highlights of the collection.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 685,000 images digitized from The New York Public Library’s vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.

Yale Center For British Art

Highlights from the Yale Center For British Art include an online catalog of the center’s holdings, allowing seamless searching across paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, rare books, manuscripts and library materials.

Boston MFA’s Morse Study Room

Boston MFA’s Morse study room for viewing prints, drawings, and photographs. This page has a link to the “Prints” collection where a curator’s selection of the print collection can be viewed with zoomable images. The collection at large can also be searched via the museum’s database.

The British Museum Collection Database

The British Museum Collection Database is a searchable database of over 440,000 objects including an extensive online print collection.

Connecticut College, Wetmore Print Collection

The Connecticut College, Wetmore Print Collection holds an illustrated online catalogue of the Wetmore collection including works by Rembrandt and Dürer, Japanese woodblocks, and American prints.

Joel & Lila Harnett Print Study Center at the Univ. of Richmond

The Joel & Lila Harnett Print Study Center at the University of Richmond holds references to current exhibitions as well as a selection of past exhibitions at the Print Study Center. This site also features information on the history and techniques of printmaking methods such as lithography, intaglio, screenprint, and relief printing. Plus an extensive glossary and bibliography for further research.

Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art’s online collection includes artists and objects from the Museum’s Department of Prints and Illustrated Books. You may browse collection highlights by decade, or recent acquisition, explore the works of a specific artist, or search the collection by artist, title, department, classification, place of origin, or year made. The information here is reviewed and added to regularly by MoMA’s staff and is subject to revision.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum Prints collection consists of about 500,000 objects, including prints from the Renaissance to the present day, and represents all the main printmaking processes, tools and equipment.

Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum specializes in Japanese ukiyo-e prints, with a brief introduction to the history of these prints and a selection of images.

National Gallery of Australia

The focus of the National Gallery of Australia website is prints and printmaking by artists from Australia, Aboriginal Australia, the Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, Maori and Pakeha Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region including , New Caledonia, Nuie, Samoa, Kiribati, and the Solomon Islands. The site also includes references to prints and printmaking in China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Museo del Prado

Museo del Prado’s collection of prints and drawings is one of the most important in Spain, comprising more than 9,000 drawings, and almost 6,000 prints.

The Morgan Library and Museum

This online feature from the Morgan Library and Museum offers almost five hundred images from the Morgan’s exceptional collection of Rembrandt etchings.

Joel & Lila Harnett Print Study Center at the Univ. of Richmond

The Joel & Lila Harnett Print Study Center at the University of Richmond holds references to current exhibitions as well as a selection of past exhibitions at the Print Study Center. This site also features information on the history and techniques of printmaking methods such as lithography, intaglio, screenprint, and relief printing. Plus an extensive glossary and bibliography for further research.

The Printroom at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas

Sponsored by the University of Kansas, the Printroom at the Spencer Museum of Art website contains an image gallery of the Spencer Museum’s collection, a glossary of printmaking terms, and links to additional resources. Also includes rotating online print exhibitions.