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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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February 28, 2018

Artstor and JSTOR together at NAIS 2018

Attending the NAIS Conference in Atlanta this year? So are we! Stop by booth #32, where we can show you the latest tools in Artstor and JSTOR designed to help students develop strong research skills and support faculty in the classroom.

College readiness is essential and using academic resources trusted by more than 10,000 institutions in 176 countries helps faculty put students on the path to success. We will show you how to use JSTOR’s innovative tools like Text Analyzer, My Lists, and subject-specific resources like Understanding Shakespeare.

In Artstor you will discover a new interface with tools perfectly geared for the classroom, including teaching resources for Advanced Placement® Art History, European History, and US History courses, as well as easy presentation tools that allow faculty to take students on a virtual field trip to the world’s major heritage sites.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jordan Sears-Zeve, Institutional Development Manager, K12 and Secondary Schools
Dana Howard, Senior Education and Outreach Manager, Secondary Schools

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February 16, 2018

Teaching about women’s suffrage with Artstor and JSTOR


The Awakening. 1915. Henry Mayer. Image and original data courtesy Cornell University – PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography.

Join us for a webinar demonstrating research practices for novice researchers with the topic of the history of women’s suffrage in the United States from the mid-19th to early 20th century.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we will explore some useful collections alongside the rich content and tools available in both JSTOR and Artstor. We’ll show you how you can build a lesson around primary sources including images, historical documents, and contemporary essays debating universal enfranchisement, then connect them to academic research for context.

This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST.

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Can’t make the live event? All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session.

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October 17, 2016

Webinar: a conversation with the AP® Art History Chief Reader about student performance

Reliquary of Sainte-Foy, ca. 1000

Reliquary of Sainte-Foy, from Conques, ca. 1000, with gothic additions. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.,

Join Heather Madar, Chief AP® Art History Reader and specialist in the Art History of the Northern Renaissance, and Artstor in a conversation  about best practices in the teaching of AP® Art History.

This year brought us a completely new exam, the first produced in accordance with the revised AP® Art History Curriculum Framework, and Heather will be looking at how students have performed, with a focus on understanding the nature of the exam, its relationship to the curriculum framework, and the scoring methodology used. The session will conclude with audience questions and the opportunity for informal discussion.

This free webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 at 6 PM EDT. Sign up now!

Advanced Placement® and AP® are trademarks registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this website.

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January 21, 2016

Join us for a Twitter chat on Visual Literacy

Shanghai: colors, textures of traffic, advertising and housing

Shanghai: colors, textures of traffic, advertising and housing. Image and original data provided by ART on FILE,

More than at any other time in history, images dominate our lives. Instructors need the resources to teach students how to find visual media, interpret its meaning, evaluate its sources, use it effectively, and explain the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding its creation and use.

Join Artstor’s User Services team and your fellow instructors on Twitter to share your experiences, successes, and challenges—and your questions—on teaching Visual Literacy.

Among the questions up for discussion will be:

  • What place does visual literacy have in your curriculum?
  • Which departments teach it?
  • What resources do you use?

Follow and participate with @ArtstorHelp on Tuesday, February 9, 1-2 PM EST (10-11 AM PST) using the hashtag #artstorchat

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February 2, 2015

The art of looking slowly

Workshop of Raphael, probably Giovanni da Udine, Cupid on a Wagon Drawn by Snails, 1516. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. ;;, (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence / ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Workshop of Raphael, probably Giovanni da Udine, Cupid on a Wagon Drawn by Snails, 1516. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. ;;, (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence / ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

“I didn’t know how to look at art,” Phil Terry, founder and CEO of Collaborative Gain, confessed to ARTnews a few years ago. “Like most people, I would walk by quickly.” As the article points out, a study in Empirical Studies of the Arts estimates that museumgoers spend an average of just 17 seconds looking at an individual painting. But with Slow Art Day, Terry might just be changing those statistics.

It all started in 2008, when Terry decided to try an experiment at an exhibit at the Jewish Museum. Instead of rushing through the show glancing at everything, he looked at just a few works, slowly. He found that he loved it.

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October 2, 2012

Celebrating the digital collection builders of New York City

ARTstor works with more than 250 international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists’ estates to share 1.4 million images in the Digital Library. To celebrate our local partners – and to provide an opportunity for like-minded professionals to discuss their objectives and challenges – we held a reception for New York City’s digital collection builders at the beautiful Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s garden in midtown.

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August 3, 2007

Artstor Co-hosts Regional Forums

Artstor and an affiliated group of not-for-profit digital initiatives — JSTOR, Portico, and Aluka — are co-hosting a series of forums with members of the higher education and scholarly not-for-profit community throughout the United States to discuss the changing nature of library services and scholarly research in a networked world.

Artstor and its affiliates have a unique perspective on this shifting environment, each created in an effort to help the scholarly community take advantage of the advances in information technology. There is a great deal of ongoing discussion about the evolving Web (sometimes referred to generally as Web 2.0): the migration of the Internet from a platform to a service; the network effect that encourages (and values) contributions and collaborations; and a shift in software and services to a participatory model.

As members of the higher education and scholarly not-for-profit community we have all seen how this evolution is changing libraries, publishing, and scholarship. During this forum, we’d like to discuss how Artstor, JSTOR, Portico, and Aluka are responding to these changes and how they intersect with the new expectations on your campus. For instance, has your institution begun to think about the long-term preservation of born-digital content? What changes are underway at your institution to support teaching and research with digital image resources? How is the shift from print to electronic resources being managed in your library?

Besides exploring some of these questions, we will also present the findings of two important surveys, commissioned by this group in late 2006. Both of the surveys — one of over 4,000 U.S. faculty, and one of U.S. library directors and collection development librarians — provide some interesting insights into how these groups see the shifting landscape, and how they feel about the future of libraries, the shift from print to electronic, and the changing needs of scholars.

Each forum will be held from 9 am to 3:30 pm (including lunch). A preliminary list of presentation topics can be found below as well as the entire list of dates and locations. As more information becomes available, this page will be updated with venue details and the opportunity to RSVP. Please check back often. If you have any additional questions, please send them to Inna Stolyarova.

Topics To Be Covered

  • Shift Happens!: How the Changing Technology Environment is (Re-)Shaping the Scholarly Community
  • Addressing the E-Journal Preservation Conundrum: Understanding Portico
  • Incorporating Digital Images into the Fabric of Academic Pedagogy and Scholarship: Early Lessons from Artstor
  • Faculty Needs and Librarian Perspectives: Findings from Two Nationwide Surveys
  • Leveraging the Network: Building and Deploying a Collaborative Resource From and About Africa: An Introduction to Aluka
  • Revolution or Evolution? JSTOR’s First Decade

Dates & Locations

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