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July 28, 2015

Did you know you can make notes on an entire image group?

adl_image-group-notesDid you know that once you’ve created an image group you can annotate it for future reference? Registered users can add an image group description to any groups they create, and they can control who can view their annotations. Instructors can make hidden notes for their own reference or create visible notes to add context or instructions for students. For students, an image group description can be a way to takes notes while studying images.

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July 24, 2015

Friday Links: Teenage Mutant Ninja Renaissance artists

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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July 22, 2015

Create your best syllabus ever at the AP® Annual Conference

Raphael | School of Athens | circa 1510-1512 | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com

Raphael | School of Athens | circa 1510-1512 | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com

This July 22–26, visit Artstor at the AP® Annual Conference booth 313 to learn about our new AP® Teaching Resources, including Art History, US History, and European History.

Also, join  Dana Howard, Artstor’s Senior K-12 Relationship Manager and an experienced AP® Art History teacher, who will be doing two presentations on Saturday, July 25:

Creating Your Best AP® Art History Syllabus Ever
9:00-10:15 AM, Hilton room 415B
As we prepare our AP® Art History teaching practice to fit a new curriculum framework, designing a dynamic syllabus is the key to a great year. Using the syllabus guidelines established by the College Board, teachers can become chief curators in their classroom, creating a vibrant learning environment of inquiry and discovery. We will explore curating online content that links old favorites to new material in the curriculum. Teachers will draw connections that will enable them to make classroom preparation a creative experience. New pathways to understanding can be charted by drawing on thematic, cross-cultural, and formal relationships in your syllabus. Participants will emerge from this session with ways to create a syllabus to both meet the requirements of the new curriculum and guide students in an engaging learning environment.

Reading Visual Primary Sources in AP® European History (with Paul R. Deslandes, University of Vermont)
2:45-4:00 PM, Hilton room 404
Strong, historically contextualized visual literacy skills can be key to student success in AP® European History. In this session, participants will explore ways to meaningfully integrate the close reading of paintings, prints, cartoons, posters, and photographs into classroom activities. The activities will help prepare students to successfully address exam questions and craft essays from prompts that include visual documents.

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July 22, 2015

A new, easy way to browse through Artstor’s Teaching Resources

Good news: You can now access all of Artstor’s Teaching Resources through the Artstor Digital Library’s Browse menu!

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All three of our AP® Teaching Resources–for Advanced Placement courses in Art History, European History, United States History–as well as our Curriculum Guides, Case Studies (from our Travel Award winners), and our popular surveys of selected images for Art, Architecture, and other Humanities and Social Sciences topics are all easy to browse under Teaching Resources on the Artstor Digital Library home page.

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July 21, 2015

Shared Shelf Tips: The best way to report problems

SSTuesdayTipErrors, problems, bugs, glitches! We hate them too, which is why we’ve put together a handy guide to help you efficiently report any issues you encounter with Shared Shelf for a faster resolution.

In brief:

1) Before you report an issue to support@sharedshelf.org, check support.sharedshelf.org for a possible solution. If something isn’t documented and you think it should be, let us know!

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July 17, 2015

Friday Links: Da Vinci the cook, a happy Van Gogh, and a chicken-shaped church

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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July 10, 2015

Friday Links: Ugly, snarky, tear-inducing, fading, mysterious, gay, unknown, incomplete, and rediscovered art

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • An ugly copy of a famously beautiful bust of Queen Nefertiti has inspired Egyptians to mock the authorities as well as the current state of art in the country. It’s hard to blame them, see for yourself!
  • We have the perfect place for the Egyptian people to make their snarky comments: a statue in Rome that for the past 500 years has served as the place to go when you want to read something mean or scandalous about someone.
  • Or they could cry in front of it, as people sometimes do. (In fact, there’s a whole book about the phenomenon!)

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July 8, 2015

New agreement: Hofstra University Museum

Hofstra_University.svgArtstor and the Hofstra University Museum are collaborating to make 200 images from the Museum’s permanent collection available in the Digital Library.

Integral to the academic mission of Hofstra University, the Hofstra University Museum advances knowledge and understanding through experiences with authentic works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. The Museum’s mission is achieved through collection acquisition and preservation, exhibitions and interpretive resources.

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July 8, 2015

New agreement: Tufts University Art Gallery

Tufts_university_logoArtstor is collaborating with the Tufts University Art Gallery to release 2,000 images from the University’s permanent art collection in the Digital Library.

The Tufts University permanent art collection is comprised of approximately 2,000 works spanning ancient Mediterranean and pre-Hispanic cultures, modern and contemporary painting and sculpture, and photography. Much of the collection is comprised of works on paper, as well as twentieth- and twentieth-first century photography.

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July 6, 2015

New agreement: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Colonial WilliamsburgArtstor and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation are collaborating to make available approximately 1,000 images of works from the Foundation’s collections in the Digital Library.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia—the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here it interprets the origins of the idea of America in the years before and during the American Revolution. The story of Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City tells how diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting ambitions, evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality.

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