An unparalleled range of images
The Artstor Digital Library features an unparalleled range of images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository. Artstor facilitates research and education in numerous disciplines, including art and visual studies, architecture, religion, anthropology and archaeology, global studies, fashion and costume, classics, world history, and more. Our library is solely available for teaching, education and scholarship, with all images supported with comprehensive metadata and cleared for educational use. Researchers, faculty, and librarians can find rare collections not accessible anywhere else, and contributions are added monthly, continually expanding our areas of reference and study.
- Botanical and zoological illustrations from Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas
- Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise
- 360-degree panoramas of Buddhist cave shrines in Dunhuang, China
- Manuscripts and early printed books from the Bodleian Library
- Photographs of architecture, cultural traditions, rituals, and pilgrimage sites from Southeast Asia
Architectural highlights ranging from Le Corbusier to Renzo Piano, QTVR panoramas, photographs of modern architecture by Ezra Stoller and Julius Sherman, and international photographic campaigns from Art on File
- A broad range of collections in art, ranging from ancient to contemporary, from leading museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Foundation, SFMOMA, Berlin State Museums, the National Gallery in London, and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux
- Rich Islamic art offerings like the Doris Duke Foundation’s Shangri La and Jonathan Bloom and Shelia Blair’s documentary photographs
Scores of collections in a far-reaching variety of subjects, including:
- Iconic images of world events from Magnum Photos
- Fashion images from Condé Nast
- Cartoons from The New Yorker
Find what you’re looking for
- Keyword Search: Simply enter your keyword(s) in the search box and click Go.
- Advanced Search: You can create your query by refining your search by keyword, date or date range, geography, classification, and/or collection.
- Faceted Search: When you run a keyword search, options will appear along with your search results page. You can filter your results by one of 16 Artstor classifications, geographical area or country, and date range.
- Browse: Browsing allows you to navigate through Artstor's categories to find images of interest. Users can browse by Collection, Classification, and Geography.
Go further with our helpful tools
- View: Enlarge, pan, and rotate.
- Organize: Create image groups and share them with others at your institution, write group descriptions, build presentations, and more. Export to PowerPoint, Offline Image Viewer, export citations.
- Print: You can print an image, its descriptive data, and a brief copyright statement. You can also print a detail by zooming and panning within the image.
- Download: You can download images and image details when logged into your Artstor user account, as well as groups of up to 150 images as zipped files or PowerPoint presentations.
- Share: Generate URLs for individual images or image groups to share with others at your institution. Instructors can create folders and image groups that can be accessed and/or edited by students who are granted permission.
- Mobile: Search, browse, and view previously created image groups on iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android-powered devices.
Made with schools and libraries in mind
- Integrates with your institution’s LMS.
- Discoverable through the Primo Central Index, EBSCO Discovery Service™, Paratext’s 19th Century Masterfile, and Serials Solutions®’ Summon™ service.
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