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Canadiana Discovery Portal
Portal to online digital content from collections across Canada.

Images Canada
Central search access to thousands of images held on the websites of participating institutions such as the Nova Scotia Museum, the Glenbow Archives, the CN Collection at the National Museum of Science and Technology, Toronto Public Library, and the Earth Sciences Information Centre.

Images of Canada
Links to collections of images of Canada available on Government of Canada Web sites.

Library and Archives Canada: Art and Photography
This page offers a selection of Library and Archives Canada resources on the topic of art and photography.

McCord Museum - Collections
Includes database of 1,000,000 photographs provide a visual history of Montreal, Quebec and Canada from the 1840s to the present. 450,000 of the photographs were taken by the Notman Studios.

Portraits historiques canadiens = Canadian Historical Portraits
Collection of portraits of over 1,500 figures in Canadian history brought together by Aegidius Fauteux. The site provides short biographical notes for each individual, a search engine and a number of indexes. For individuals where entries exist in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online and Les parlementaires depuis 1792 on the Assemblée nationale du Québec website, links are provided to the entries in those research tools.

Virtual Museum of Canada - Image Gallery
Thousands of images from the collections of Canadian museums.