Digital Repositories for Renaissance Ceramics

A number of museum websites offer downloadable high-quality images for academic purposes in conjunction with thorough metadata. Sites with particular strengths in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century ceramics are:

British Museum:

Victoria & Albert Museum:

Metropolitan Museum:

Getty Museum:

The challenge for the researcher is that each database is different, thus making it difficult to archive images in a seamless way.

The Museo Correr in Venice also has an important collection. Much of it is now available online with color images and an improved search system (in Italian):

Source: Digital Repositories for Renaissance Ceramics