Artstor Slide Gallery

Hip Ornament: Human Face,16th-19th C, Africa.

The Image Gallery was conceived to be a broad and deep online resource for teaching and research in the arts, humanities and social sciences — a resource that will be expanded and updated continuously over time, with the help of a range of institutional and individual partners. Among the significant early contributors to the Image Gallery was the University of California, San Diego, which allowed Artstor to digitize significant portions (approximately 190,000) of its professionally cataloged slide library.

Accordingly, the majority of the initial images in the Image Gallery were like the majority of the images routinely employed by teachers in art history and related fields derived from 35mm color slides made from high-quality reproductions of scholarly literature. The UCSD images were cataloged with descriptions based on that literature accompanied by assigned subject headings. These subject headings permit topical and subject searches (such as “feminism” or “racism”) to retrieve meaningful results, thus enriching the value of the Image Gallery for students, teachers and scholars.