The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has contributed approximately 3,600 images to the Artstor Digital Library.* The selection reflects the breadth of the collection—ancient through contemporary western art, Asian and African holdings, numismatics, and a deep trove of works on paper.
Blog Category: Collection release
In the second installment of our North American Museums launch, Artstor has released 7,800+ new images from five additional leading institutions, bringing the total number of new images to nearly 25,000 (see our announcement about Part I here).* This release encompasses art and craft from across Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and the ancient Mediterranean.
The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) has contributed 300 additional images of their permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total to 1,400.* The full selection in Artstor presents a varied view of the encyclopedic collection through time, across the globe, and in many media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.