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In this issue: Mummies, did Michelangelo design the Swiss Guard uniforms, three new agreements, how to keep up with changes to the Artstor Digital Library, new OIV, new Curriculum Guides, free training webinars, and Artstor at MCN.
Discovery
Egypt, Mummy of Ukhhotep, Middle Kingdom, ca. 1981-1802 B.C. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Unwinding mummies
While mummies in movies tend to rise from the tomb to wreak havoc upon the living, in reality mummification was nothing more than a sophisticated burial ritual, meant to help lead the deceased to a peaceful afterlife.
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Raphael, Stanza di Eliodoro (Expulsion of Heliodorus), 1511-12, Vatican. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; http://www.artres.com; scalarchives.com; (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Michelangelo, Raphael, and the Swiss Guard uniforms
The myth that Michelangelo designed the uniforms of the Swiss Guard keeps coming back. Thankfully, a close look at Raphael helps us clear things up.
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Shared Shelf Commons

New collections in Shared Shelf Commons
New collections featuring approximately 3,000 files have been added to Shared Shelf Commons in the past month, bringing the total to 87.
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Agreements
Harvard Art Museums
Artstor is collaborating with the Harvard Art Museums to release 1,500 images in the Digital Library from the permanent collections of the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.
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Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University
Artstor and the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University are collaborating to release more than 15,000 images of prints and photographs from the Center's permanent collection in the Digital Library and in the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program.
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Experimental Printmaking Institute (Lafayette College)
Artstor and Lafayette College are collaborating to release over 300 images in the Digital Library from the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI).
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Resources and events
Joseph Beuys, Green Violin and Telephone S——–R (Sender——–Receiver), 1974. Image and original data provided by Yale University. ©2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

New curriculum guides: Survey of Western Art 1 and 2
Artstor has added two new curriculum guides–collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses– Survey of Western Art 1 and 2, compiled by Nancy Minty, Ph.D.
Survey of Western Art 1: Prehistoric to Gothic
Survey of Western Art 2: Renaissance to Postmodern

Go to to webinars

Free Artstor and Shared Shelf webinars
Artstor's informative webinars are available for everyone, from those considering a subscription to experienced users. Learn how to use the Artstor Digital Library in the classroom and discover how easy it is to catalog, manage, preserve, and share digital media collections with Shared Shelf.
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Keeping up with the Artstor Digital Library
We've implemented several initiatives to keep you abreast of updates, improvements, and issues with the Artstor Digital Library.
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New version of the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) available
Artstor's presentation software now includes links to the Artstor Digital Library's Image Viewer, the ability to embed your own links, and more.
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Artstor at MCN
Artstor staff will be at the Museum Computer Network Conference in Dallas, TX, November 19-22. Our CIO and VP of Technology Bill Ying will be presenting.
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Captions: a) Egypt, Mummy of Ukhhotep, Middle Kingdom, ca. 1981-1802 B.C. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art; b) Raphael, Stanza di Eliodoro (Expulsion of Heliodorus), 1511-12, Vatican. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; http://www.artres.com; scalarchives.com; © 2006, SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; c) Joseph Beuys, Green Violin and Telephone S——–R (Sender——–Receiver), 1974. Image and original data provided by Yale University. ©2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.