World-class collections bring arts, the humanities, and social studies to life in the classroom

The 2.5 million rights-cleared images in the Artstor Digital Library are accompanied by authoritative data and are supported with teaching resources and tools that make the presentation and study of world cultural heritage quick and easy. And, unlike textbooks, we are continuously growing and evolving – putting an unequaled breadth of educational media at your fingertips.

Tools for teaching and learning

  • Automatically generate fully captioned PowerPoint presentations
  • Easily download citations
  • Zoom in to see fine image details and compare multiple images in our full-screen viewer
  • Print images to display anywhere at school
  • Create, annotate, and share image groups for study or homework assignments on any mobile device

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Tailored for secondary schools

  • Fulfill the AP® Art History, U.S. History, and European History curricular requirements with our expert-created AP® Teaching Resources*
  • View and download curated image groups of art and architecture by periods, cultures, and themes, as well as of a broad array of interdisciplinary subjects including African American Studies, Music, Religion, and World History
  • Increase discoverability through the Primo Central Index, EBSCO Discovery ServiceTM, Paratext’s 19th Century, Masterfile, and Serials Solutions®’ SummonTM service

Participants at the Americanist Curators/Scholars Meeting at the Shaw Ruddock Gallery, 2014. Photographer: Suzanne Bergeron. Image and data from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Historical Images collection.

High-quality images and authoritative information

  • Find art and architecture from the greatest museums in the world
  • Explore world cultures with art and artifacts from Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, West Asia, and Asia Pacific
  • Be confident that all our images are cleared for use in education and are supported with reliable source information
  • Help students meet college-level Visual Literacy expectations
  • Contextualize historical periods with primary source documents and photographs

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