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Photography feature:

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Useful Dewey numbers

Subject Dewey number
Computers & design
Architecture 720
Art history 709
Drawing 741
Graphic arts
(for more detail, see also the Graphic Arts page)
760
Handicrafts 745.5
Interior decoration 747
New Zealand art 709.931
Painters & history of painting 759
Painting techniques 751
Photography 770-779
Sculpture 730
Textiles - e.g. quilting, embroidery etc. 746

Magazines online

Check out our RBDigital and Pressreader databases for digital magazines which can be read on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

You'll find many popular titles, including Art New Zealand, Artists & illustrators and many more -- have a browse!

Online databases

  • Index New Zealand
    Describes over half a million magazine and newspaper articles published in New Zealand over the past 25 years, including those on New Zealand art and artists. Index New Zealand is updated daily and approximately 3,000 documents are added monthly. Art New Zealand is just one of the publications indexed on INNZ... (more about Index New Zealand)
  • New Zealand Artists Database
    This index is a guide to material held in Wellington City Libraries on New Zealand artists. At present that means mainly painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed media and installation artists, but as the database is expanded craft artists, jewellers, potters and architects will gradually be included. The aim of the database is to be a useful resource for the general interested reader and students at secondary and tertiary levels... (more about the New Zealand Artists Database)

More databases?

The databases listed on this page are a snapshot of just some of the online resources the library offers on the arts. Visit The Arts on MyGateway.info to browse more.

Useful websites

NZ Galleries & museums Overseas Galleries & museums Text/articles Artists Web directories & search engines

Contact us

This page is written and maintained by library staff. Our aim is to keep you informed about the visual & graphic arts section of the library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you. We'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - contact us with any feedback @ enquiries@wcl.govt.nz.

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