The Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History are partnering with ARTstor to make over 36,000 images from their collections and photography collections available through the Digital Library. Through this collaboration, the Art Gallery and the Peabody Museum seek to provide greater access to their unique permanent collections. The collections in the ARTstor Digital Library will bring together materials currently housed separately at Yale institutions to develop a digital collection devoted to African Art and Yale sponsored archaeological expeditions. ARTstor is also sponsoring a pilot project to produce three-dimensional imagery for 10 African objects, five from the Art Gallery’s collection and five from the Peabody Museum’s collection.

Contributions from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

  • Approximately 1,000 highlights from the Museum’s permanent collection including photographs of specimens of dinosaurs and mammals and depictions of the same in the famous murals that adorn the Museum’s Great Hall, Age of Reptiles and Age of Mammals.
  • Approximately 10,000 images of the museum’s archival materials, a majority of which will consist of archaeological and ethnographic objects from throughout the Caribbean, including Antigua, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and other islands, as well as northern South America.

Contributions from the Yale University Art Gallery

  • Approximately 1,000 highlights from the Art Gallery’s permanent collection.
  • Selections from the Art Gallery’s collection of African art, featuring the Benenson collection.
  • ARTstor is also sponsoring a pilot project to produce three-dimensional imagery for 10 African objects, five from the Art Gallery’s collection and five from the Peabody Museum’s collection.
  • Materials related to Yale-sponsored archaeological expeditions from the gallery’s photographic archives: approximately 10,000 images of artifacts from Dura-Europos and 14,000 images of objects Gerasa.
  • Another 150 images of parchment and papyrus documents from Dura-Europos now at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

For more detailed information about these collections, visit the The Yale University Art Gallery and the Peabody Museum of Natural History page.