Henri Matisse, Striped Robe, Fruit, and Anemones, 1940

Henri Matisse, Striped Robe, Fruit, and Anemones, 1940 | Baltimore Museum of Art; The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland | © Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Happy New Year!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Hope you’re off to a fabulous start for 2012! ARTstor Digital Library now makes available nearly 1.4 million images in the United States and nearly 1.2 million images internationally. In 2011, we launched over 123,000 new images in the United States and more than 91,000 new images internationally from 29 new collections and expanded the content in 19 existing collections. Highlights include: the renowned Cone Collection of modern art from the Baltimore Museum of Art; extraordinary images of Romanesque architecture from Via Lucis; stunning shots of public art and architecture in Shanghai and the United Arab Emirates from ART on FILE; historic documentation of urban development from the Museum of the City of New York; and iconic works of art from the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN).

We also reached agreements for 50 new collections last year, including the Guggenheim Museum’s permanent collection, exhibition installation photos, and museum architecture; Pre-Columbian Art from the Kerr Archive; new media art from Rhizome; African-American art from the Mott-Warsh Collection; master drawings from the Museo del Prado for the Gernsheim Corpus; and more. In addition, we are delighted to let you know that more institutions, such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, have signed onto the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program in an effort to foster scholarly publishing by providing TIFF image files for free for academic publications.

Last but not least, special thanks to the extraordinary people who have worked with us to make their collections discoverable for teaching and research purposes through the ARTstor Digital Library. Collaboration can be challenging (even in the digital age) and we thank all of our colleagues for making these partnerships really happen! Your collections are making an impact at now more than 1,400 educational institutions in 47 countries. Thanks to all of our contributors, subscribers, and users for your continued support.

Wishing you a very productive and exciting New Year!

All the best,

– Christine Kuan

ARTstor Collections Summary 2011

New collections released:

  1. ART on FILE: Contemporary Architecture: Shanghai and World Expo
  2. ART on FILE: Contemporary Architecture: United Arab Emirates
  3. Baltimore Museum of Art
  4. Baltimore Museum of Art Archives
  5. David Boggett: Art, Architecture, and Festivals in Japan
  6. Dmitry Borshch
  7. Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (Library of Congress)
  8. Colby College Museum of Art
  9. Columbia University: Architecture
  10. Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles)
  11. Freedman Gallery (Albright College)
  12. Gazette du Bon Ton (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
  13. Aida Laleian: Architecture in Romania and Armenia
  14. Allan Langdale: Cyprus Archive
  15. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: William Keighley
  16. Tom Muir
  17. Museum of the City of New York
  18. Rescue Public Murals (Heritage Preservation)
  19. Réunion des Musées Nationaux
  20. Mark Rogovin: Mexican Murals
  21. Thomas K. Seligman: Photographs of Liberia, New Guinea, Melanesia, and the Tuareg people
  22. Smith College Museum of Art
  23. Andrew Spence 
  24. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: University Library
  25. Via Lucis
  26. Beverly Willis
  27. Robert Winter: Architecture of California (Occidental College)
  28. World Monuments Fund
  29. Yao Ceremonial Artifacts (Ohio University)

Expanded collections:

  1. American Institute of Indian Studies
  2. Architecture of Venice (Sarah Quill)
  3. Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace Archives)
  4. Contemporary Art (Larry Qualls Archive)
  5. Dura-Europos and Gerasa Archives (Yale University)
  6. Image of the Black in Western Art (Harvard University)
  7. Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny)
  8. Minneapolis College of Art and Design Faculty Artists
  9. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Harvard University)
  10. Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale University)
  11. QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture (Columbia University)
  12. Mark Rothko
  13. Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
  14. The Warburg Institute

New agreements signed:

  1. Ackland Art Museum (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  2. American Institute of Indian Studies (additional images)
  3. ART on FILE: Contemporary architecture in Paris
  4. ART on FILE: Contemporary architecture in Venice
  5. Asian Art Collection (Connecticut College) (additional images)
  6. Dmitry Borshch
  7. Eduardo Carrillo Museum
  8. Classical Sculptures (Berlin State Museums) (additional images)
  9. Contemporary Art (Larry Qualls Archive) (additional images)
  10. European Architecture and Sculpture (Sara N. James) (additional images)
  11. Flint Institute of Arts
  12. Foundation for Landscape Studies (additional images)
  13. Frank Cancian: University of California, Irvine
  14. Frank Cancian: University of California, Irvine (Images for Academic Publishing)
  15. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
  16. Rebecca Hackemann
  17. Indianapolis Museum of Art Collection (additional images)
  18. Indianapolis Museum of Art Collection (Images for Academic Publishing)
  19. Istituzione Biblioteca Classense (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  20. Maya Pre-Columbian vases and artifacts (Justin Kerr and Barbara Kerr)
  21. Klassik Stiftung Weimar (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  22. Kunstmuseum Bern (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  23. Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  24. Latin American Art (Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros)
  25. Ralph Lieberman: Architectural Photography (additional images)
  26. Rob Linrothe: Tibetan and Buddhist Art (additional images)
  27. Majolica International Society
  28. Mott-Warsh Collection
  29. Musée des Beaux-Arts Rennes (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  30. Museo Nacional del Prado (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  31. Museum Boijmans (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  32. Museum of the City of New York (additional images: Reginald Marsh materials)
  33. Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  34. National Gallery of Canada (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  35. Northwestern University Library: Ramon Casas
  36. Northwestern University Library: Ramon Casas (Images for Academic Publishing)
  37. The Phillips Collection (additional images)
  38. John Pinto: Rome (Princeton University)
  39. Renaissance Society: University of Chicago
  40. Rhizome
  41. Irving Rouse Archive of Caribbean Archaeology (Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University)
  42. Jon Schueler
  43. Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  44. Statens Museum for Kunst (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  45. Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  46. Universidade do Porto (Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings)
  47. Cedric Van Eenoo
  48. Via Lucis
  49. The Walters Art Museum (additional images)
  50. Jingfan Wang