There are two main ways to find images …
You search: Simply enter one or more descriptive words in the search box on
the top-right of the screen and click Search. If looking for a specific
image and to narrow the results, use the advanced search tool.
You browse: Curious about what is available? Use the browse option to view
a large number of images according to subjects, collection areas, or image categories.
• The wildcard * (asterisk) can be used in basic searches.
• For example, Gan* will find records with the keywords Gandhara, Gandharan, Ganesh
• *ture will find records with the keywords architecture, sculpture.
• *hill* will find records with the keywords hills, punjab hills, Phillipines.
• Entering the search query — desert rose — will find all records that have the keywords desert,
records that have the keywords words rose, and/or records that have the keywords desert and rose.
• To find records with the exact phrase “desert rose”, use quotation marks to enclose the phrase.
• Searches are not case sensitive.
• You can enter information into more than one field, up to a maximum
of three fields.
• By entering terms into more than one field, you are using an “and
search” function, for example:
• If you were to search for “paintings” in Object name and “Paul
Kane” in Creator, you will get record results for only Paul Kane paintings.
You will not get results for Paul Kane’s sketches, or for paintings created
by other artists.