Contributing Collections

The Artstor Digital Library promotes and shares collections from hundreds of museums, artists, artists' estates, photographers, scholars, special collections, and photo archives. Our collections serve the interdisciplinary teaching and research needs of scholars, curators, educators, librarians, and students. We welcome the international community to collaborate with us to broaden access to visual materials in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences in order to impact learning and scholarship in the digital age.

If you're interested in contributing, we offer the following guidelines to help us determine the best fit for your collection:

Media Guidelines


The first question for a potential contributor is who owns the photographic rights for any visual media under consideration. Collections in the Digital Library are intended for educational and scholarly use; any rights apart from this are carefully controlled. Although Artstor performs a legal review to determine whether an item can be released according to intellectual property laws in the United States or internationally, this information is key to a submission.


To assist in our review, those interested in submitting a collection should provide a brief summary of the content for the media being considered: the subjects covered, the date range, and locations (if appropriate), as well as the total number of assets involved.


Digital images are a primary source for our collections, but Artstor accepts a variety of media. While we are not accepting analog material at the moment (e.g., slides that need to be scanned), we may be able to refer interested contributors to one of our partners for assistance. Given the tools now available to our users, the best results for digital images are those that are not compressed (such as tiffs), are high-resolution (300ppi and above) and are at least 3,000 pixels in length or width. At a minimum, we accept low-resolution images (at 72ppi) at least 1032 pixels in length or width that may use a form of compression (such as jpgs).


Standards for the Artstor Digital Library differ from those in JSTOR Forum, in which collections are managed by the contributor. Artstor will do a general review before publication and eliminate any media/images that do not meet the criteria for the Digital Library. Further details are available upon request.


The following institutions, organizations, and individuals have contributed collections to the Artstor Digital Library:

A. Cemal Ekin
Abaris Books (Opal Publishing Corporation)
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina
Aida Laleian
Alexander Adducci
Alka Patel
Allan Langdale
Allan T. Kohl
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
Allentown Art Museum
American Antiquarian Society
American Folk Art Museum
American Institute of Indian Studies
Andrew Spence
Arielle Kozloff Brodkey
Arizona State University Art Museum
Armstrong-Browning Library, Baylor University
Art on File
Asia Art Archive
Asia Society
Austin Arts Center, Trinity College
Baltimore Museum of Art
Barbara Anello
Berlin State Museums (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)
Beth Tzedec, Reuben and Helene Dennis Museum
Beverly Willis
Birmingham Museum of Art
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brian Davis
British Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Bryn Mawr College, Visual Resources Center
Canyonlights World Art Image Bank
Carl Strom and Jennifer Strom
Cedric Van Eenoo
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC)
Christopher D. Roy
Colby College Museum of Art
College Art Association
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia University, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology
Connecticut College
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College
Cornell University Library
Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi of Great Britain
Council of Independent Colleges
Dalhousie University
Dallas Museum of Art
Daniel Garrison
David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
David Boggett
David Efurd
David Wade
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College
Deepanjana Danda Klein and Arno Klein
Denver Art Museum
Detroit Institute of Arts
Digital Library Federation
Dmitry Borshch
Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea College
Douglas Massey
Dov Friedman
Dr. Walter and Dr. Jutta Gernsheim
Dunhuang Research Academy
Eduardo Carrillo Museum
El Paso Museum of Art
Ellsworth Kelly
Emilio Sanchez Foundation
Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives
Eugene James Martin
Fairfield University
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Flint Institute of Arts
Fondazione Federico Zeri, Università di Bologna
Foundation for Landscape Studies
Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles)
Francis Newton Souza Estate
Frank Cancian: University of California, Irvine
Franklin Furnace
Freedman Gallery (Albright College)
French Regional & American Museum Exchange (FRAME)
Frick Art Reference Library
Fundación Cisneros
George Eastman House
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Hartill Art Associates, Inc.
Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
Harvard University, The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library
Harvard University, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute
Herbert Cole
Heritage Preservation
Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
High Museum of Art
Holkham Estate (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Houston Community College
Howard University Gallery of Art
Indiana University Art Museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Istituzione Biblioteca Classense (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
J. Paul Getty Museum
Jacqueline Barnitz
James Conlon
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust
Jingfan Wang
John C. and Susan L. Huntington
Jon Schueler
Jonathan Bloom
Jorge Durand
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
Judy Chicago
Julia Jacquette
Justin and Barbara Kerr
Klassik Stiftung Weimar (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
Kunstmuseum Bern (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
La Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Larry Qualls
Library of Congress
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
Lukas – Art In Flanders
Madeline Caviness
Magnum Photos
Majolica Society
Mark Rogovin
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mott-Warsh Collection
Musée des Beaux-Arts Rennes (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
Musée Guimet
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Museo Nacional del Prado (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Florence, Italy)
Museum Boijmans (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of the City of New York
Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art, Department of Image Collections
National Gallery of Canada (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
Natural History Museum, London
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New Orleans Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Art
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Ohio University
Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence, Italy)
Panos Pictures
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philbrook Museum of Art
Phillip Larson
Pomona College Museum of Art
Portland Art Museum
Princeton University Library
Princeton University, Department of Art and Archaeology
Ralph Lieberman
Rebecca Hackemann
Renaissance Society: University of Chicago
Réunion des Musées Nationaux
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University
Ringling Theater Collection
RISD Museum
Rob Linrothe
Robert Winter
Romare Bearden Foundation
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College, City University of New York
Rothko Family Collections
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
Saint Louis Art Museum
Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
San Anto Cultural Arts
San Diego Museum of Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Sara N. James
Sarah Quill
Scala Archives (Florence, Italy)
Seattle Art Museum
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Sheila Blair
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sites and Photos
Skidmore College
Smith College
Smith College Museum of Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame
Society of Architectural Historians
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
Staten Island Museum
Statens Museum for Kunst (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Suzanne Fredericq
Telfair Museum of Art
Terra Foundation for American Art
The American Museum of Natural History
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Barnes Foundation
The British Library
The Charles Moore Foundation
The City College of New York
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Conway Library
The Frick Collection
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Noguchi Museum
The Phillips Collection
The Rogovin Collection, LLC
The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
The Trout Gallery (Dickinson College)
The Walters Art Museum
The Warburg Institute
Thomas K. Seligman
Timothy Drescher
Tom Muir
Universidade do Porto (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
University College Dublin
University of Arizona Museum of Art
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library
University of Miami Libraries
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota Libraries
University of Texas at Austin, Art and Art History Department
University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center
University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
Via Lucis
Victoria and Albert Museum
Walter Denny
Williams College Museum of Art
World Monuments Fund
Wriston Art Center Galleries, Lawrence University
Yale Center for British Art
Yale University
Yale University Art Gallery
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University