These websites offer artists’ biographies, information on art movements, as well as numerous articles and images.

Academy of Achievement

Features world visionaries and leaders organized by discipline, Arts, Business, Sport, Science and Exploration. For Intermediate/Secondary school age.


This well-organised website has information on artists and artworks as well as artistic movements. It has a superb search engine that is easy to use.

Art Crimes : The Writing on the Wall.

This has to be THE graffiti site. From the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Art Crimes, you can paint, comment or simply view what other people are doing around the world.

Art History on the Web.

Comprehensive cover from prehistoric to the present day, art history of all cultures.

Art Movements Directory.

Great for quick reference of various art movements and periods throughout history. Includes images, brief biographies and additional resources.

British Library learning.

The main focus is on English history and literature from medieval times onwards. Includes primary sources, texts and brief world history timeline with major literary events/people.  For Intermediate/Secondary school age.


A database of resources selected for schools, providing New Zealand information online, particularly about the visual arts and music, both historical and contemporary. You can browse or search for specific subjects.

DSO Kids.

Music page for primary students, from the Dallas Orchestra. Has sound bites of different instruments and famous composers. Also has a basic music theory and ideas for making instruments at home.