Art Research eJournals

Art Research eJournals

We subscribe to a wide selection of journals that focus on various aspects of art research. With hundreds of journals to choose from, we've selected some examples of art research journals we think you might find useful.


To see full lists of issues, search for a journal title via the Library Catalogue. See a guide for searching for journals by title and issue here. For access to full text articles, email and we will send you a password to sign into the Library Catalogue. All of the journals below can be accessed on the Library Catalogue excluding Arte Lombarda. To search for issues of Arte Lombardia, follow the link beneath the description of the journal at the end of this page.

The Art Bulletin

The Art Bulletin publishes leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. From its founding in 1913, the journal has published, through rigorous peer review, scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality in all areas and periods of the history of art. Articles take a variety of methodological approaches, from the historical to the theoretical. 

Visual Culture in Britain

This journal focuses on British art from the 18th century to the present day. Articles include examinations of painting and sculpture, architecture and design, print, film, photography and the performing arts, in relation to its wider geographical and historical contexts. The periodical occasionally publishes articles and reviews on Irish art and artists.

Visual Resources Association Bulletin  

The VRA Bulletin provides a professional forum for the discussion and dissemination of ideas and information directly related the field of visual resources. This professional practice journal documents the research, ideas, projects, activities, and history of the Visual Resources Association as well as the broader work of information professionals in image management.

British Art Journal

Founded in 1999, the British Art Journal is a triannual journal/magazine that publishes research on British art from all historical periods. Articles cover most fields of art-historical research, including painting and the graphic arts, books and publishing, sculpture, architecture, the decorative arts, and the history of dress.

Apollo: The International Magazine for Collectors

Apollo is an art monthly magazine covering the visual arts of all periods from antiquity to the present day. Founded in 1925, in London, the contemporary Apollo features a mixture of reviews, art-world news and scholarly articles. It has been described as "The International Magazine for Collectors".

The Art Book

A quarterly magazine that covers visual arts, including exhibitions, architecture, decorative arts, design, new media, photography and film. "It is designed for anyone interested in new interpretations of art histories, its contemporary provocation and visual allure within and beyond the West - art lovers, exhibition visitors, academics and students, museum professionals, collectors, artists".

Art History

An international, refereed journal that promotes world-class, international art-historical scholarship.Original articles relating to all aspects of the historical and theoretical study of painting, sculpture, design and various other fields within visual art. Art History publishes essays and critical reviews that foreground methodological self-reflexivity and highlights specific areas of concern and interest to the field through its special issue programme.

Arte Lombarda
Focusing on art history studies from the Lombardy region of Northern Italy, the journal is divided into essays, reports, archival papers, discoveries and restorations, particularly of churches and monuments of the Early Renaissance.


This art history journal (Italian language only) is available in print via the NGI library running from 2002 to date. Users can also access articles by downloading PDFs from the publisher’s homepage. Select your article and press “scarica” (download). Please note, free access to articles is only possible when logged onto an NGI computer. If you would like an article but do not have access to a Gallery computer, please email and we will assist you.

Artforum is an international monthly magazine that focuses on contemporary art. The Artforum website not only provides access to current and back issues of the magazine but also offers an art guide spanning 8 major cities, covers previews and reviews of shows, provides book reviews and interviews with authors via 'Bookforum', and much more. Contact for sign in details.