Artstor provides faculty and students with a complete image resource in a wide array of subjects, with the breadth and depth to add context to research in nearly any discipline.
With approximately 300 collections composed of over 2 million images* (and growing), scholars can examine wide-ranging material such as Native American art from the Smithsonian, treasures from the Louvre, and panoramic, 360-degree views of the Hagia Sophia in a single, easy-to-use resource.
Artstor also supports study across disciplines, including anthropology from Harvard’s Peabody Museum, archaeology from Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Art Archives, and modern history from Magnum Photos, making it a resource for your whole institution.
Better than Google Images
The Artstor Digital Library provides straightforward access to curated images from reliable sources that have been rights-cleared for use in education and research — you are free to use them in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.
And unlike results from Google or other search engines, our images come with high-quality metadata from the collection catalogers, curators, institutions, and artists themselves.
Deeper and more diverse
It’s easy to find related material beyond the canonical, most popular images from the same creator, topic, or time period. This makes the difficult task of building context and finding comparisons much simpler. Faculty can also ensure their students are working with the appropriate images by sharing their course material in image groups.
Designed for teaching and learning
The Artstor Digital Library is optimized to streamline workflows for your users, allowing them to create instant presentations by downloading up to 150 captioned images at once to PowerPoint, share work in image groups, export citations effortlessly, and prepare for exams using our new Quiz Mode.
An enhanced platform, a new IIIF image viewer
The redesigned Artstor interface provides users with a richer image-viewing experience, as well as more streamlined workflows for teaching and learning. Changes include our new IIIF image viewer with full-screen and side-by-side comparison modes, simplified image group sharing, and increased accessibility for users with disabilities.
* The number of images available varies by country due to copyright restrictions.