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The database contains more than 30,000 images used for teaching and learning in the Art History Department. The resource is under development with further addition of images each year. Many of these images have been digitised from slides sourced from the Visual Resources Centre in the Department of Art History. In addition there are images obtained from approved on-line sources, images from artists' and academics' personal collections, which have been reproduced with their permission. The reproductions supplied in this database are usually second or third generation and it is acknowledged that quality often varies and may not be true to the original artwork. Work is ongoing to improve quality of images and data and also to expand the scope and content of the digital collection. Please use the contact form to supply comments, corrections and new information.

Cultural Sensitivity

A kaitiakitanga/guardianship role exists to protect the cultural integrity of the database content. Please be mindful that the database includes an ancestral component involving images of Tupuna and Taonga tuku iho. This material has special significance, which should be acknowledged and respected. Additional information to provide context and accuracy is valued. Please use the contact form to supply comments, corrections and new information. Kia ora.

Terms & Conditions

The content of the Art History Image Database is available as a visual resource for private study and research or criticism and review only. I understand that I may download or copy the images only for these purposes but I may not modify, publish, transmit, distribute, repost, adapt or publicly perform or display the images from this database.

Commercial use or publication of the contents of the Art History Image Database is strictly prohibited. Any use of the contents of the Database other than the uses expressly permitted under this Agreement requires the written permission of individual copyright holders and the Department of Art History, University of Auckland.

The Terms & Conditions may be revised by the Department of Art History consistent with changes to the Copyright Act 1994 or relevant decisions of the courts and will be described on this updated page. I agree to be bound by any such revisions.

I agree to the Terms & Conditions for using the Art History Image Database and accept that any breach of these conditions may lead to the University taking disciplinary action against me.