Canyonlights World Art Image Bank and ARTstor recently announced that they had reached an agreement to collaborate on the digitization and distribution through ARTstor of nearly 3,000 high quality digital images from the rich Canyonlights archive of original photography. As an art historian and photographer, Susan Silberberg-Peirce of Canyonlights has been professionally documenting ancient sites – especially throughout the Mediterranean region, as well as in Europe and the American Southwest – for 20 years. Her slides and photographs of Megalithic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, and Southwest Native American sites are widely used in teaching and research in universities and museums throughout America, Canada, and Europe, and have frequently been published in reference books and journals; many are also available as photographic prints.

As part of this collaboration, ARTstor has also sponsored a 2006 photographic campaign in the American Southwest, intended to help Canyonlights expand and deepen its already strong documentation of both Prehistoric and Native American sites, especially thoughout New Mexico. We are pleased to announce that the approximately 600 images from this sponsored campaign are now available to ARTstor users. Sites richly documented in this campaign include Chaco Canyon, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, the Petroglyph National Monument, Salinas National Monument, and the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

To browse these new ARTstor images, please click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Art, Archaeology and Architecture from Canyonlights World Art Image Bank.” Or simply search the keyword “Canyonlights.”