Images for Academic Publishing (IAP)

Initiated by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007, IAP provides free print-quality images for use in scholarly publications. IAP is available as an optional service to Artstor Digital Library contributors. Scholars at institutions that subscribe to Artstor can access these images through the Digital Library. Simply add “images for academic publishing” to your search criteria; the eligible results will feature the IAP icon beneath the thumbnail image. Other scholars may request free access to IAP by emailing

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

The Digital Public Library of America is a large-scale, collaborative project across government, research institutions, museums, libraries, and archives to build a digital library platform to make America’s cultural and scientific history free and publicly available online. Artstor partnered as a content hub for DPLA and has provided access to more than 100,000 high-quality images and data records from leading museums and universities. JSTOR Forum users have the option of sharing their collections with DPLA.

Society of Architectural Historians Architecture Resources Archive (SAHARA)

Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Society of Architectural Historians Architecture Resources Archive is a dynamic online library of architectural and landscape images for research and teaching. The aim of SAHARA is to become encyclopedic in scope, presenting images of our built world from every corner of the globe. Artstor serves as SAHARA’s technology partner, developing the software tools to enable the uploading, downloading, cataloging, and sharing of images in an online environment.