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April 1, 2016

Artstor and JSTOR join to become STOR-STOR

stor-stor-logoApril 1, 2016, New York, NY – Following January’s announcement of the strategic alliance between Artstor and ITHAKA, Artstor and JSTOR will now become a single resource to be known as STOR-STOR.

Commenting on the merger of the resources, STOR-STOR’s director of nomenclature Jay Starr said, “We considered naming the organization JART, but we wanted a name that didn’t imply that we only offered art-related content. Another approach was to focus on our shared qualities and become just STOR, but that failed to sufficiently address the inclusivity of our mission. After several weeks of work, we came up with STOR-STOR, and are currently negotiating with an existing storage company for the domain name”

“Among the most exciting opportunities open by the new STOR-STOR merger is the possibility of a future partnership with Storify,” added STOR-STOR president Arthur Stohr.

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April 1, 2016

Piotr Adamczyk to Lead Image and Museum Relationships for ITHAKA

IthakaITHAKA, the not-for-profit leader in advancing and preserving knowledge worldwide, announced that Piotr Adamczyk will join the organization as Director of Image Content and Museum Partnerships.

Adamczyk will lead ITHAKA’s efforts to partner with cultural organizations around the world to grow the Artstor Digital Library, an online resource for teaching and research that includes more than 2 million high-quality images from museums, artists’ estates, and archives. He will also head up a new team of designers and developers that will collaborate with these image contributors and users to identify and pursue new ideas for engaging and improving their work.

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March 14, 2016

Artstor at NAEA 2016


NAEA Convention 2016
March 17-19
Chicago, IL

We invite you to visit Artstor at booth 611 to discover how the Digital Library’s more than two million images can bring art history to life and inspire your students in studio classes.


Curating Content in AP® Art History: Leading Successful Students
Saturday, March 19 at 8 AM
E263/Level 2

Dana Howard, our Senior K-12 Relationship Manager, will lead participants in exploring curating content and developing solid guiding questions that help students master essential art historical skills and excel in AP® Art History.

AP® and Advanced Placement® is a trademark 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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March 4, 2016

Introducing the Artstor-K-12 discussion list

Josef Albers, Hommage au Carre, 1965. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,© 2008 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT/Artists Rights Society, NY. Photograph by Tim Nighswander.

In the last three years, it’s been wonderful to see such a large increase in K-12 institutions using Artstor.  This provides a great opportunity to bring users together to compare notes and best practices to get the most out of the Digital Library.  We are pleased to invite you to join the new Artstor K-12 discussion list, a forum for exchanging ideas and questions about teaching with Artstor.

Share tips with your colleagues and brainstorm ways to find the perfect images for teaching in the K-12 classroom. In addition to Artstor-related topics, we welcome other helpful websites and resources.

Whether you are a seasoned teacher or just starting out, we want to hear from you! To join, simply send a blank email to We encourage you to invite your fellow instructors!

Dana Howard, Senior K-12 Relationship Manager

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February 29, 2016

Artstor events at ARLIS/NA + VRA


Join Artstor at ARLIS/NA + VRA booth #TT 68 to see highlights from the Artstor Digital Library’s ever-growing list of rare and exclusive collections and to learn how Shared Shelf is helping institutions catalog special collections, preserve faculty work, display student videos, and share these projects on campus, with other institutions, or to the world at large. While there you can enter our raffle for beautiful art books and MoMA online store gift cards!

We look forward to meeting you at one of our events:

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February 23, 2016

Artstor at the NAIS Annual Conference


Visit Artstor booth #742 at the NAIS Conference in San Francisco, where our Senior K-12 Relationship Manager Dana Howard will be on hand to show you how you can bring art history to life in the classroom with the Artstor Digital Library’s affordable database of more than 2 million high-quality images of art, architecture, and artifacts from leading museums and scholars.

You will discover tools perfectly geared for your classroom, including new teaching resources for Advanced Placement® Art History, European History, and US History courses, as well as tools to zoom-in to details, download PowerPoint presentations, study on mobile phones with virtual flashcards, and much more.

You’ll also have the opportunity to snag one of our famous tote bags and to enter our raffle for beautiful art books and MoMA online store gift cards!

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January 28, 2016

Artstor and ITHAKA join forces

Alliance will enhance access to multimedia digital resources to support education and research


James Shulman, President of Artstor, and Kevin Guthrie, President of ITHAKA, today announced a new strategic alliance between the two not-for-profit organizations that will benefit thousands of colleges, universities, schools, museums, and other educational institutions. Artstor, the provider of the Artstor Digital Library of images and the Shared Shelf platform for cataloguing and digital asset management, will now function under the umbrella of ITHAKA, which currently operates the services JSTOR, Portico and Ithaka S+R.

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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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January 4, 2016

What’s new: Artstor Digital Library 2015 summary

The Artstor Digital Library now boasts more than two million images in all subjects and periods from more than 290 collections worldwide! In 2015 we added more than 200,000 new images, as well as our first video collection of 50 groundbreaking art performances from the Franklin Furnace Archives. We also reached new agreements with museums, galleries, artists, universities, and archives to keep the Digital Library growing in scope and comprehensiveness. And we continue to add new resources and expand existing ones. Check out our full lists:

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