ARTstor recently announced an exciting collaboration with Art Resource and Scala Archives (Florence, Italy). Through this collaboration, ARTstor will ultimately make available approximately 12,000 high quality images of European art and architecture, with a special focus on the archaeology, art and architecture of Italy and on the collections of the major museums in Italy and other European countries.

We are now pleased to announce that we have just released additional images of major Italian and other European work from Scala Archives, bringing the total number of Scala images now available to ARTstor users to approximately 4,700.

To browse these new ARTstor images, click on “Image Gallery” from the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Italian and European Art from Scala Archives.” Or simply search such keyword phrases “Scala Florence” or (for an individual artist) “Scala Vasari” etc.

Please note that we are hard at work “clustering” these superior images with other ARTstor images that depict the same works of art. For an example of this clustering process, through which we are striving to help ARTstor users find the optimal image of a given work of art, please search for “Raphael Disputa Scala.”