case study

Keri Cronin’s “Picturing Animals” case study

Looking for ideas on how to integrate images in your teaching? Curious about how your colleagues are using Artstor? Check out Artstor’s case studies! Composed of the Artstor Travel Awards-winning essays and image groups, the case studies describe the creative ways subscribers in all disciplines are using the Artstor Digital Library in their teaching, research, and scholarship.

browseWe’ve recently made the case studies more accessible. Simply click on the Teaching Resources link under the Browse section in the Digital Library homepage and you’ll find them organized by topic. (If you’re visiting Artstor on your phone or tablet, you’ll find the case studies under Global Folders.)

Here’s the full list of case studies:


  • Alexandria: The City by Marlene Nakagawa, University of Oregon
  • Florence: City of the Living, City of the Dead by Anne C. Leader, Savannah College of Art and & Design
  • Online Teaching and Architectural Solutions to Climate Problems in the Islamic World by Colette Apelian, Berkeley City College
  • Shushtar: A Town to Tame Water by Peyvand Firouzeh, University of Cambridge


  • A course with no book? Artstor to the rescue! by Sara Nair James, Mary Baldwin College
  • Making the Case for ‘Real’ Paintings in the Classroom by Elizabeth Perkins, Columbia University
  • Picturing Animals by Keri Cronin, Brock University
  • REPRESENT: Women Artists in the Western Tradition by Katherine Murrell, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • Vermeer’s Robe: The Dutch and Japan, 1600-1800 by Dr. Martha Hollander, Hofstra University


  • Art at the Bedside: Exploring the Healing Potential of the Visual Arts by Susan Dodge-Peters Daiss, Memorial Art Gallery of University of Rochester
  • Imagining Disability through Christian and Muslim Bodies by Kristina Richardson, Queens College, CUNY
  • Sweet Fortunes: Sugar, Race, Art and Patronage in the Americas, 1750-1950 by Katherine E. Manthorne, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Washington’s Secret City: Cultural Capital by Amber N. Wiley, Tulane University


  • Enhancing Children’s Literature with Artstor Images by Margaret Teillon, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Proportion and Perspective by Steven Wills, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Teaching Shapes, Colors and Size to Young Children by Jacquelyn DeLombard, Philadelphia Museum of Art


  • Music Iconography and Artstor by Lois Kuyper-Rushing, Louisiana State University Libraries
  • A Shakespeare Gallery by Julia Reinhard Lupton, The University of California, Irvine


  • Silkworms in the Library by Amelia Nelson, Kansas City Art Institute
  • Wrapped Up in Lace: Chantilly by Lisa Hartley, Columbus College of Art Design