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February 26, 2014

New agreement: California College of the Arts (CCA)

cca_logo3Artstor and the California College of the Arts (CCA) are collaborating to share approximately 6,000 images from the CCA Contemporary Art Project and 2,800 images from the CAPP Street Project Archive (CSPA).

The CCA Contemporary Art Project is composed of images of current or recently-shown work by emerging and established artists. These images have primarily been collected directly from art galleries for educational purposes. The Capp Street Project Archive documents the process, intention, and realization of installations and temporary projects sponsored by the Capp Street Project since 1983.

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February 26, 2014

New agreement: Photographs of the AIDS crisis by Thomas McGovern

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and Thomas McGovern are collaborating to share approximately 100 photographs from the artist’s series covering the AIDS crisis.

The photographs, taken between 1987 and 1997, portray individuals with AIDS and activist demonstrations in the U.S. “While I have photographed many aspects of the crisis since 1987, it is the portraits of people with AIDS that are central to the project and it is around these that the other photos of events revolve,” McGovern writes.

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January 31, 2014

Now available: Masterworks from the Berlin State Museums (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

Top Right: Caspar David Friedrich | Lone Tree (Solitary Tree; Village Landscape with Morning Lighting) | 1822 | Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.  Left: Albrecht Dürer | 1526 | Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Bottom Right: Unbekannter Künstler, Maler | Abendmahl Christi, darunter die Gefangennahme | Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Images and original data provided by Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz; bpkgate.picturemaxx.com

Top Right: Caspar David Friedrich | Lone Tree (Solitary Tree; Village Landscape with Morning Lighting) | 1822 | Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Left: Albrecht Dürer | 1526 | Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Bottom Right: Unbekannter Künstler, Maler | Abendmahl Christi, darunter die Gefangennahme | Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Images and original data provided by Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz; bpkgate.picturemaxx.com

In collaboration with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Image Archive (Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz), Artstor now makes available more than 21,000 images of key works from the Berlin State Museums (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) in the Digital Library. This collection includes vases and sculptures from the 6th to 4th century BC, Etruscan art, Byzantine art, the friezes and reconstruction of the west front of the Pergamon Altar, as well as masterpieces from such canonical artists as Albrecht Dürer, Caspar David Friedrich, Emil Nolde, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Hieronymus Bosch, Käthe Kollwitz, Lovis Corinth, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Matthias Grünewald, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt, among many others.

At the time of the agreement, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, then President of the Prussian Cultural Properties Foundation, commented, “The Berlin State Museums have always been exceptionally significant places for scientific research and collection building. The modern possibilities of digital technology expand greatly on this potential and allow us not only to present these treasures, but also to link this effort with other important organizations, such as Artstor, to a degree previously unimaginable.”

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January 31, 2014

Now available: Contemporary architecture in Buenos Aires from ART on FILE

Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo | Social Housing; central walkway leads past three story building with colorful graphic | 2011 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Image and original data provided by ART on FILE; artonfile.com

Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo | Social Housing; central walkway leads past three story building with colorful graphic | 2011 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Image and original data provided by ART on FILE; artonfile.com

Artstor Digital Library has collaborated with ART on FILE to share approximately 1,500 digital photographs of architecture, built environment projects, and landscape architecture in Buenos Aires.

In their most recent Artstor-sponsored campaign, photographers Colleen Chartier and Rob Wilkinson focused on the contemporary and historic buildings and landscape architecture of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Two areas of focus will be the Puerto Madero Waterfront district located along the Rio de la Plata and the Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve, a former resort area that is now home to hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife. In addition to historic buildings, Puerto Madero features Santiago Calatrava’s Puente de la Mujer, Philippe Starck’s Faena Hotel + Universe, Rafael Viñoly’s Fortabat Art Collection, and Cesar Pelli’s Repsol-YPF corporate tower. ART on FILE will also document the Recoleta Cemetery, University of Buenos Aires Law School, and Galerías Pacífico, as well as the city’s architecturally rich neighborhoods of San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo, Retiro, and Belgrano.

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January 31, 2014

Now available: Images from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Harvard University)

Pueblo | Pottery water bottle | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Harvard University); peabody.harvard.edu

Pueblo | Pottery water bottle | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Harvard University); peabody.harvard.edu

Artstor Digital Library has collaborated with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University to share 24,000 additional images of Pre-Columbian, African, Native North American, Oceanic, Asian, and European objects. This brings the current available total to more than 52,000 of a projected 154,000 images from the Museum’s collection.

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University is the oldest museum devoted to anthropology in the United States and holds a permanent collection of millions of objects documenting the history of human culture throughout the Americas, Africa, Oceania, Asia, and Europe. The museum’s archaeological holdings comprise the majority of the permanent collection, with particular strengths in North, Central, and South America. Though smaller in number, the ethnographic collections have established the museum’s reputation as a preeminent repository of anthropological objects relating to Native American, Pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, and Asian cultural groups. There are also extensive archival collections, which document the museum’s collections and history, as well as the development anthropology as an academic discipline. Selections from the museum’s permanent collection of archaeological objects, ethnographic artifacts, and archival materials will be added to the Artstor Digital Library for scholarly and educational uses.

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January 31, 2014

Now available: More medieval and ancient sites from Europe and the Middle East by Sites and Photos

Built by Julius Frontinus, Proconsul of Asia | Domitian Gate / Frontinus Gate / The Roman Gate | Built 82-83 AD | Pamukkale (Hierapolis), Turkey | Image and original data provided by Shmuel Magal, Sites and Photos; sites-and-photos.com

Built by Julius Frontinus, Proconsul of Asia | Domitian Gate / Frontinus Gate / The Roman Gate | Built 82-83 AD | Pamukkale (Hierapolis), Turkey | Image and original data provided by Shmuel Magal, Sites and Photos; sites-and-photos.com

Sites and Photos has contributed nearly 28,000 additional photos of ancient through medieval archaeological and architectural sites from countries including Spain, United Kingdom, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey to the Artstor Digital Library. The images provide broad and in-depth documentation of the ancient world, including Classical, Megalithic, Islamic, Crusader, and Gothic archaeology and architecture, as well as Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, mosaics, and decorative arts.

Based in Israel, Sites and Photos specializes in the digital documentation of ancient archaeology, architecture, and art. Samuel Magal, Owner and Chief Photographer, is a trained archaeologist specializing in Classical and Marine archaeology. Since 1999, he has photographed hundreds of sites and museums throughout the Mediterranean.

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January 6, 2014

Artstor Collections Summary 2013

Henri Rousseau | Surprised! | 1891 | The National Gallery, London | Photograph: ©The National Gallery, London

Henri Rousseau | Surprised! | 1891 | The National Gallery, London | Photograph: ©The National Gallery, London

Artstor Collections Summary 2013

Thanks to our contributors and the support of our subscribing institutions, 2013 proved to be yet another fruitful year for the Artstor Digital Library. In the past twelve months we launched approximately 112,500 new images from 22 new collections and expanded the content in 12 existing collections. Among the highlights, we now make available images from the Courtauld Gallery, the World Monuments Fund, the National Gallery, London, Condé Nast (fashion photography and New Yorker cartoons), Rijksmuseum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Romare Bearden Foundation, Lukas: Art in Flanders, the Berlin State Museums, and Denmark’s Statens Museum for Kunst. We are happy to announce that we now make available close to 1.7 million images in the United States and 1.4 million internationally.

We also reached agreements for 17 new or expanded collections last year from institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the American Museum of Natural History, the Mattress Factory, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum.

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December 18, 2013

New agreement: American Museum of Natural History

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Artstor Digital Library and the American Museum of Natural History are collaborating to share approximately 400 images of objects from the Museum’s Division of Anthropology and approximately 880 historical photographs from the Research Library’s Photo Archive.

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its foundation in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

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December 18, 2013

Now available: The Trout Gallery (Dickinson College)

Joan Miró | Untitled | 1956 | Dickinson College: The Trout Gallery | © 2012 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Joan Miró | Untitled | 1956 | Dickinson College: The Trout Gallery | © 2012 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Artstor has collaborated with The Trout Gallery, the art museum at Dickinson College, to share more than 8,000 images of works in its permanent collection in the Digital Library.

The museum houses the college’s collection of art and anthropological artifacts, which spans ancient through contemporary periods. The collection comprises thousands of objects, with particular strengths in American and European prints from the 19th through 20th centuries, as well as photography, West African sculpture, Asian art, and Native American and Oceanic objects.

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December 17, 2013

Now available: Paintings and sculptures from the Statens Museum for Kunst

Édouard Manet | Woman Lying on the Beach. Annabel Lee | About 1881 | Statens Museum for Kunst

Édouard Manet | Woman Lying on the Beach. Annabel Lee | About 1881 | Statens Museum for Kunst

Artstor and Statens Museum for Kunst have made available 160 images of highlights from the museum’s collections of Paintings and Sculptures and Graphic Art in the Digital Library. The release includes works by artists such as Lucas Cranach the Elder, Rembrandt, Christen Købke, Vilhelm Hammershøi, and Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg. The images are also made available for remix and reuse in both commercial and non-commercial purposes, for example for use in print publications, under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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