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Blog Category: Collection release

May 10, 2018

Now Available: 4,300 additional images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Unknown, Chinese, Qing Dynasty, for export. House Boat. 19th century. Ink and color on paper. Image and original data provided by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Unknown, Chinese, Qing Dynasty, for export. House Boat. 19th century. Ink and color on paper. Image and original data provided by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has contributed approximately 4,300 additional images of its encyclopedic and exceptional permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library bringing its total to more than 7,500.* The current contribution centers on the museum’s comprehensive Chinese collections.

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May 9, 2018

Now available: nearly 5,000 additional images from the Seattle Art Museum

Jacob Lawrence. Confrontation at the Bridge. 1976. Screen print. Image and original data provided by Seattle Art Museum. © 2014 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Jacob Lawrence. Confrontation at the Bridge. 1976. Screen print. Image and original data provided by Seattle Art Museum. © 2014 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has contributed an additional 1,200+ images of its diverse permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing its total to approximately 5,000.* The full selection in Artstor encompasses the curatorial departments of the museum from Ancient Mediterranean, African, American, and European to international contemporary art.

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May 8, 2018

Now Available: nearly 1,000 images from the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum has contributed approximately 1,000 images from its inclusive permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library.* The selection in Artstor provides a survey across many curatorial areas with an emphasis on European and American paintings and sculpture, Asian paintings and ceramics, decorative arts (notably American), and fashion.

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May 7, 2018

Now available: more than 1,060 images from the Norton Simon Museum

Larry Bell. Untitled. 1961. Oil on paper, mounted on board. Image and original data provided by the Norton Simon Museum. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Larry Bell. Untitled. 1961. Oil on paper, mounted on board. Image and original data provided by the Norton Simon Museum. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

The Norton Simon Museum has contributed approximately 1,060 images of their permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library.* The selection in Artstor reflects the caliber of the collection, with an emphasis on the highlights from the European and American paintings collections and sculpture from South and Southeast Asia.

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May 7, 2018

Now available: North American Museums Collection Launch Part I

Artstor has released more than 17,000 new images from leading museums across North America, bringing the total number for these four diverse collections in the Artstor Digital Library to nearly 40,000.* Though anchored in North America, these institutions’ works range from artists across continents and across subject matter: from Canadian landscapes and Puerto Rican art to Asian decoration and Russian photography.

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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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