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Art: Home

Created for the students and staff of Art History & Theory / Fine Arts

Guide overview

This guide is a pathfinder to Fine Arts and Art History resources at UC. To navigate, use the tabs above. Scroll down to browse new titles.

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Kanopy streaming video

Kanopy, an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions, is now accessible at UC. Subject categories available are: Documentaries / Early Film / Film StudiesForeign Language Film / Movies.

New e-reference resource

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New titles - Art History & Theory, Fine Arts & related

Last updated: Jul 22. For other recently-received titles, see Books tab (above)

Liaison Librarian

Max Podstolski
Library Research & Information Services, Central Library, Level 5 ext. 8750

Normal hours: 8am-4pm Mon-Thurs, 8am-11.45am Fri.


Art journals and magazines are less rigidly divided between peer-reviewed academic journals, on the one hand, and general, popular or trade magazines, on the other. (For more information, see: What are journals?). Some art journals may be important for art research despite not being peer-reviewed.

On this page are examples of both types of art journals: The Art Bulletin (peer-reviewed) and Aperture (not peer-reviewed). Each is currently subscribed in print format as well as currently available online. For a list of other currently-subscribed art journals, see Current Journals.

Undergraduates can borrow up to 25 items at the same time, for 28 days, including five journals (issues or volumes). Research students can borrow up to 50 items at the same time, for 60 days, including 50 journals. Borrowed items are renewable and subject to recall. See more information on borrowing and printing, photocopying and scanning.

If what you want isn't held or available at the UC Library, you can make an Interloan request (no charge) - see more information.

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Phone: +64 3 364 2198
Internal phone: ext 6198

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