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Research Projects, Reports and Studies


(above: Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931), Madonna of the apples,1927, oil on canvas, 27.9 x 36.2 in. Source: Bonhams. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)


Author Study and Index EX, RL, PR, RE, SL, MC

About the Study and Index
Sources and Study Periods
About Traditional Fine Arts Organization
About Resource Library


Content Enrichment Projects RL


Digital Libraries and Initiatives

TFAO Free Online Digital Library
Digital Libraries for Museums ED, RL, PH
Digital Libraries for Art Dealer Associations
Digitizing Initiatives not Intended for Profit RE, SL, PH
Digitizing Initiatives with Profit Aspects


Founding an Art Museum MC, PH


Gallery and Outdoor Evening Exhibitions EX, DE


Institution Outreach Projects ED, EX, RL


Lending Art to Museums for Special Exhibitions ED, EX, DE, MC


Museums Explained ED, DO, CM, MV, RL, DE, ST, MC, PH

Mission, Organization and Accreditation


Online Educational Programming for Museums and Art Centers ED

Online audio: Museums may record and deliver audio recordings for both listening on personal computers, portable MP3 players and by cell phones.
Online illustrated audio: A museum can create and stream online slide shows.
Online video: Museums may offer online video similar to to that provided by video on demand services of commercial cable television providers.
Digital libraries: A museum can develop a digital library accessible online similar to the TFAO Digital Library.
Financial assistance: TFAO provides financial assistance to art-related nonprofit organizations.

Online Encyclopedia Projects RE


OpenAI's ChatGPT and Bard AI


Planning, Organizing and Touring Art Exhibitions EX, MC


Resources for Collectors, Life Long Learners, Students and Teachers of Art History

General Resources ED, CM, ST, SL, MC
Appraisals of Original Art Objects ED, MC
Authentication and Evaluation of Art Objects ED, MC
Catalogues ED, EX, RL, PR, RE, ST, SL, SV, MC
Conservation ED, MC
Shaping an Art Collection ED, CM, MC


San Juan Capistrano Art Exhibit Project Management EX


Future Projects


The above Research Reports, Projects and Studies were developed by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO). They are listed in alphabetical order. Some of the materials are of special interest to certain classes of organizations and individuals. General classes have color codes. Departments or individuals within those general classes are noted by color-coded symbols.


General classes are:

Non-profit art museums, galleries and art centers
ED: Education curator and webmaster
EX: Exhibits curator
DO: Docent
CM: Member of specialized museum council
RL: Reference Librarian
MV: General member or visitor
DE: Development oficer
American art history departments of colleges and universities
PR: Professor
RE: Reference librarian
ST: University sudent
Historical societies
SL: Reference librarian
SV: General member or visitor
General public
MC: Major collector
PH: Philanthropist


Also see TFAO's Catalogues including:

Topics in American Art, covering over 200 topics in American representational art
America's Distinguished Artists, containing thousands of biographies of historic artists
Videos Online, with links to videos streamed free to viewers
Videos in DVD and VHS format
Online Exhibition Brochures, Catalogues, Gallery Guides and Related Materials
Art History of Each State within the United States
Geographic Tour of American Representational Art History, a survey of articles and essays that describe the evolution of American art from the inception of the United States to WWII
Audio Online, with links to streaming audio recordings
Books, a sampler of general reference books published on paper
Magazines, a comprehensive list of paper-published magazines and journals
Illustrated Audio Online, featuring links to streaming narrated slide shows
Collections of Historic American Art, featuring notable private collections
Articles and Essays Online, including links to substantive texts published outside of Resource Library
Interactive Media, containing links to media in CD-ROM format

(above: Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953), Fireside, c. 1900, oil on canvas, on loan to the San Diego Museum of Art. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)


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Links to sources of information outside of our web site are provided only as referrals for your further consideration. Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained in these and all other web sites. Information from linked sources may be inaccurate or out of date. TFAO neither recommends or endorses these referenced organizations. Although TFAO includes links to other web sites, it takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over them. For more information on evaluating web pages see TFAO's General Resources section in Online Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History.

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