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 Africa; Hip Ornament: Human Face (16th–19th C) 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.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 191,084
Percentage of completion 100%
Search Terms "university of california san diego"
Collection URL

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: September 17, 2009

Image Credits

Africa; Hip Ornament: Human Face (16th-19th C)

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