Tag Archives: ArtStor

100,000 images from the Wellcome Collection on Artstor

(27 Sep 2019) The Open Artstor: Wellcome Collection is now available, featuring a selection of more than 100,000 images from the Wellcome Collection that connect science, medicine, technology, life, and art under Creative Commons licenses. This is part of a new, free initiative to aggregate open museum, library, and archive collections across disciplines on the […]


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How do you browse millions of images?

(27 August 2018) With nearly 2.5 million images making up 300 collections in Artstor–plus hundreds more public collections–where does one begin browsing in Artstor? Browsing images may not seem like the best way to find an image, especially if you are looking for something specific. However, browsing allows you to serendipitously discover images you might […]


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Register for an Artstor user account

(22 August 2018) Maybe you’ve been searching and viewing images in Artstor, and even downloaded images from public collections, but you’d like to do more. Register for an account and you will! Registered users at subscribing institutions can download images from Artstor’s core collections of 2.5 million images, save and organize these images into groups, export them […]


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Easy citations from Artstor

(20 August 2018) Writing a paper? You can use Artstor to easily generate citations in APA, Chicago, or MLA styles. Here’s how to do it: 1.View the image you would like to cite. 2.Select the “Cite this item” button to the right of the image viewer. 3.Click “Copy to clipboard” located underneath the citation style […]


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More than 1 million images now publicly available at library.artstor.org

(27 June 2018) Artstor has made more than 1 million image, video, document, and audio files from public institutional collections freely available to everyone—subscribers and non-subscribers alike–at library.artstor.org. These collections are being shared by institutions who make their content available via JSTOR Forum, a tool that allows them to catalog, manage, and share digital media […]


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Now Available: 4,300 additional images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

(10 May 2018) The Philadelphia Museum of Art has contributed approximately 4,300 additional images of its encyclopedic and exceptional permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library bringing its total to more than 7,500. The current contribution centers on the museum’s comprehensive Chinese collections. The museum’s Chinese holdings include several thousand works of art and objects, […]


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Now Available: 6,900 additional images from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

(26 April 2018) The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has contributed approximately 6,900 additional images of works in diverse media across its broad and comprehensive collecting areas to the Artstor Digital Library. The extensive selection in Artstor features highlights from the encyclopedic collection including ancient works from different cultures; the arts of many countries across […]


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2,000 virtual reality panoramas of world architecture

(13 April 2018) Have you ever wanted a better understanding of how an artwork or architectural detail was originally intended to be viewed? Artstor’s Virtual Reality Panoramas are a wonderful option for viewing works in situ–no travel required. These 360-degree panoramas of world architecture allow you to navigate the interiors of cathedrals, mosques, palazzos, libraries, […]


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More than 13,000 images in architecture newly available

(13 March 2018) Artstor has released more than 13,000 new images in Architecture from leading scholars and institutions. This wide-ranging release includes surveys of historic and modern sites, including medieval mosques, restored church architecture in Mexico, Yanaka cemetery in Tokyo, and structures and sculptures along New York City’s High Line. Alka Patel and the University […]


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Now available: nearly 36,000 photographs from the Center for Creative Photography

(30 August 2017) The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is collaborating on a release of nearly 36,000 photographs in the Artstor Digital Library. The Center is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. The Center opened in 1975 with the […]


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10,000 additional photographs and cartoons from Condé Nast at ArtStor

(24 May 2017) Condé Nast is providing nearly 10,000 additional images to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total contribution to approximately 33,000. The release encompasses images from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, selections from the Fairchild Photo Service, and signature cartoons from The New Yorker. Highlights of the new release include striking and […]


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More than 35,000 additional photojournalism images from Magnum Photos via ArtStor

(11 May 2017) Magnum Photos and Artstor are now sharing more than 35,000 additional images in the Digital Library, bringing the  total to approximately 116,000 of the world’s most recognized photographs. The new release spans the globe from Alaska to the Amazon and Oman to the Arctic Circle. Among the highlights are black and white […]


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Artstor’s K-12 LibGuides announced

(25 August 2016) Artstor has announced its new K-12 LibGuides. These guides will help students, faculty, and school librarians get started–or become experts–using the Artstor Digital Library. Find them side by side with the higher education LibGuides at artstor.libguides.com. As with all Artstor guides you are encouraged to reuse them! The K-12 faculty guide covers […]


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New version of the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) available from Artstor

(17 August 2017) OIV 4.1, the latest version of Artstor’s Offline Image Viewer, is now available for download. Major features: Launch image viewer icon is fixed, so you can launch the Artstor Digital Library viewer directly from slide or image palette presentations Non-administrative users can now launch OIV without admin permission Slide presentations no longer display slide numbers Additional […]


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Now available: additional images from Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

(15 March 2016) Artstor has released approximately 300 new images of Islamic and South Asian art from the Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art in the Digital Library. This brings the collection total to nearly 800 images of Indian jewelry and enamels; Syrian, Indian, Spanish, and Persian furniture, doors, and ceilings; Persian and […]


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