Upcoming Collection from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: William Keighley Collection

April 10, 2008

ARTstor will add 1,000 images from the William Keighley Collection housed at The Metroplitan Museum of Art. This important collection documents the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela traveled by medieval pilgrims, with depictions of geographical terrain and exteriors/interiors of religious buildings, including architectural details, applied arts, and works of art.

The Metropolitan Museum's Image Library houses the complete collection created by William Keighley (1889-1984), which contains 74,000 35mm color slides, divided into thematic sets. The "Pilgrimage Roads to Santiago de Compostela" set is one of these thematic groupings photographed around 1960. Prior to his death, Keighley donated his slide collection to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to educate the public on the unique art and architectural heritage of select areas of the world.


For more detailed information about this collection, visit the William Keighley Collection page.