Artstor is collaborating with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to make available images of European art and architecture photographed by William Keighley in the Digital Library. This first release includes approximately 900 images of art and architecture along the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. The shrine of St. James the Greater in Santiago de Compostela was one of the most important religious destinations for pilgrims during the Middle Ages. The sites documented by Keighley include: Conques, Le Puy, Périgueux, Toulouse in France, and Astorga, Burgos, Carríon de los Condes, Castrillo del Val, Castrogeriz, Covarrubias, Estella, Eunate, Frómista, Irache, Jaca, León, Leyre, Los Arcos, Miraflores, Nájera, Puente de la Reina, Puerto Marín, Roncesvalles, Sahagún, Sangüesa, San Juan de la Peña, San Millán de la Cogolla, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Silos, Villafranca del Bierzo, and Villalcázar de Sirga in Spain. The completed collection will include approximately 5,000 images of art and architecture from key cities in Austria, France, Germany, and Spain.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Image Library houses the complete collection created by William Keighley (1889-1984), which consists of approximately 35,000 35 mm color slides. Keighley donated his slide collection to the Museum to educate the public on the unique art and architectural heritage of select areas of the world.

To view The Metropolitan Museum of Art: William Keighley collection, go to the Artstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click on “The Metropolitan Museum of Art: William Keighley;” or search the keywords: metmuseum keighley.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art: William Keighley collection page.

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