The AMICO Library(TM)

This activity is now closed. The information on this page is provided for historical purposes only.

In 1997 RLG began working with the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) to make AMICO members' art images available online for educational use. RLG supported the 1998 testbed project that confirmed the demand for such images in teaching and research. RLG was the sole provider of The AMICO Library™ in its first three years of operation.

In 2005 the Art Museum Image Consortium disbanded, and The AMICO Library was discontinued on July 1. RLG reinforced its commitment to the art and museum communities by forging direct relationships with most of the former AMICO museums—enabling us to continue to provide institutions with an equally high-quality fine arts resource: CAMIO.


  • "Exploring the Early History of Photography Using RLG's Eureka® and Digital Resources"
    RLG Focus 67 (April 2004)
  • "New and Improved Interface for The AMICO Library™ from RLG"
    RLG Focus 66 (February 2004)
  • "The AMICO Library™ from RLG—New Content & Access"
    RLG Focus 51 (August 2001)

    Please note: Archived versions of RLG Focus are available from the OCLC Corporate Library Collection in the OCLC Digital Archive. Choose the preferred index and browse from here.

  • "AMICO—Bringing Art Museum Images to the Classroom and Desktop"
    RLG News 46 (Spring 1998)

    Archived versions of RLG News are available from here.