The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts. They now have a Facebook page.
Why not 'Like' them? There are all sorts of snippets there already.
Here’s two of them!
Coveted by Venetian noblewomen and creative inspiration for Parisian lingerie-makers, these 16th-century needlework pattern books are among the rarest of early modern printed books to survive intact.The new 2013-2014 Scholars Program research theme, “Connecting Seas: Cultural andArtistic Exchange,” explores how bodies of water, far from being barriers, have served as a rich and complex interchange in the visual arts.
Previous Scholar Projects are linked on this page