Exhibition view : Open Archives : The Places of Artexte (2016). Photo credit : Paul Litherland.

Online Collections and Archives

External resources for research

In order to support you in your research in visual arts, Artexte’s team is offering you solutions that go beyond its own horizons. 

In addition to e-artexte research platform offering you an ever-expanding selection of digitized documents from our collection, the following evolving list made by our librarians points you towards various free and accessible online collections of visual and sound art as well as new media archives related to film and performance, among many other documents.


Sound Art Museum – Archivio Sonoro

Zerynthia Livrary

Curator : Barbara Nardacchione

The Sound Art Museum and the Radioartemobile (RAM),both in Rome, Italy, have collaborated on this archive platform which brings together sound artworks made permanently accessible online.


Western Front Archive

The WFA is a rich, entirely accessible, online archive bringing together all the publication activities produced by Western Front in Vancouver.


Western Front Media Archive

This specialized digital archive platform from WFA represents a collection of more than 1,600 documents including videotapes, audio recordings, video art, conferences, performance and concert recordings, among a wide range of other audiovisual content.

n.b.: Not all documents are available online, but a large majority is.   



This broadcasting platform offers an extensive library of films, media arts and documentaries content, as well as a privileged access to Canadian independent cinema.