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April 27, 2018

Now available: 10,000 additional images from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) has contributed more than 10,000 additional images of their global permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total to over 15,500.*

The existing selection from Houston in Artstor offers a comprehensive view and highlights the collection, encompassing diverse curatorial areas, including ancient Egyptian sculpture, Japanese earthenware, Renaissance painting, American colonial silver, film, and contemporary design. The new contribution is notable for its extensive coverage of the museum’s distinctive collection of photography.

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April 25, 2018

Now Available: 6,900 additional images from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Southern Song dynasty. Four dragons in mists and clouds, detail. mid-13th century. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved

Southern Song dynasty. Four dragons in mists and clouds, detail. mid-13th century. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has contributed approximately 6,900 additional images* of works in diverse media across its broad and comprehensive collecting areas to the Artstor Digital Library. The extensive selection in Artstor features highlights from the encyclopedic collection including ancient works from different cultures; the arts of many countries across Asia; icons of western painting, both European and American; works on paper; sculpture and decorative arts; and the creations and artifacts of indigenous civilizations across the Americas.

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April 23, 2018

Now available: highlights from the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

John Frederick Peto. Books on a Shelf. c. 1854-1907. Image and original data provided by the Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc.

John Frederick Peto. Books on a Shelf. c. 1854-1907. Image and original data provided by the Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc.

The Museo de Arte de Ponce has contributed nearly 100 images of its celebrated permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library.* The selection includes many favorites from the museum best known for its European, Pre-Raphaelite, and Caribbean paintings.

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April 13, 2018

2,000 Virtual Reality Panoramas of world architecture

Hagia Sophia

Isidore of Miletus, Anthemios of Tralles. Hagia Sophia, interior: Apse. 532-537, image: July 2013. Photography by Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

Have you ever wanted a better understanding of how an artwork or architectural detail was originally intended to be viewed?

Artstor’s Virtual Reality Panoramas are a wonderful option for viewing works in situ–no travel required. These 360-degree panoramas of world architecture allow you to navigate the interiors of cathedrals, mosques, palazzos, libraries, castles, and more. Using Comparison Mode, you can study artworks alongside panoramic views of the spaces in which they are installed.

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April 12, 2018

Artstor user group meetings: a roundup for librarians

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Each year we hold user group meetings at VRA and ARLIS (conferences focusing on art librarianship and the use of visual resources in education, respectively) to give our core community of librarians the latest Artstor news and answer their questions. This year, we met with groups from around the country in New York and Philadelphia to share updates about Artstor’s platform and collections, and engaged in lively discussions about the new site and what’s to come. For those unable to attend, we’re providing a roundup of our sessions.

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April 3, 2018

Now available: more than 7,000 new images in modern and contemporary art

Artstor has released more than 7,000 new images* from leading modern and contemporary collections from across the U.S., bringing the total number for these six diverse collections already in the Artstor Digital Library to nearly 17,000.

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March 20, 2018

Artstor at the 2018 VRA Conference

The Bear Dance by William Holbrook Beard.

William Holbrook Beard. The Bear Dance. c. 1870. Image and original data courtesy New York Historical Society Museum & Library.

 

Artstor will be attending the 2018 Visual Resources Association conference in Philadelphia, where we will be holding Artstor and JSTOR Forum user group meetings. Plus, our legal counsel will be joining a panel discussion about recent rights questions in museums and higher education. And finally, don’t forget to come by our table at Wednesday night’s happy hour for a chat over drinks!

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March 16, 2018

Using the new Artstor full screen viewer in the classroom

I recently found myself exploring the amazing world of netsuke using Artstor’s new comparison mode to perform that timeless task: double-slide projection. Boy, has it ever gotten easier!

The new image viewer allows you to project up to 10 images together, with the ability to zoom in on details of any of the images and add or remove images as needed. You can view detailed brushstrokes, or pan across large blocks of text in one of the primary source documents in Artstor. Try this yourself by opening a lecture image group, viewing the first image full screen, and clicking “compare.”

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March 14, 2018

Now available: more than 93,000 images from leading New York museums

Artstor has released more than 93,000* new images from four of New York’s leading cultural institutions. This eclectic release ranges across the history and built environment of New York City itself to art and artifacts from the Renaissance through the present day.

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