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Théodore Géricault, Scene from the Race of the Barberi Horses. Image and original data provided by the Art Gallery of Ontario; ago.net. Image © Art Gallery of Ontario.

Théodore Géricault, Scene from the Race of the Barberi Horses. Image and original data provided by the Art Gallery of Ontario; ago.net. Image © Art Gallery of Ontario.

Artstor and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are now sharing more than 300 images from the Gallery’s permanent collection in the Digital Library. The AGO will eventually contribute selections from their Prints and Drawings collection, which covers the history of Western drawing and printmaking from 1400 to the present, as they undertake a major digitization project for this curatorial department.

Thanks to Artstor’s agreement with SODRAC, the principal society for reproduction rights in Canada representing major international and Canadian artists, works by contemporary artists in the AGO’s Collection in SODRAC’s repertoire will be available to the more than 1,500 institutions that subscribe to the Artstor Digital Library worldwide, including over 60 colleges, universities, museums, and schools in Canada. (more…)

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Louise Nevelson, Untitled [1], 1967, Amon Carter Museum of American Art. © 2012 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Louise Nevelson, Untitled [1], 1967, Amon Carter Museum of American Art. © 2012 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Artstor and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art are now sharing nearly 3,000 images in the Digital Library.

The collection includes a substantial number of works from the museum’s Artists Archives, which consist of the archival collections of eight prominent American photographers of the twentieth century: Clara Sipprell (1885-1975), Erwin E. Smith (1886-1947), Karl Struss (1886-1981), Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), Nell Dorr (1893-1988), Eliot Porter (1901-1990), Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), and Helen Post (1907-1979). These photographic collections are comprised of over 22,000 prints plus over 150,000 negatives. Other highlights to be released include Mexican War daguerreotypes and works by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Curtis, Eadweard Muybridge, David Octavius Hill, and Southworth & Hawes. (more…)

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Charlotte Perriand, Travail Et Sport; Salle À Manger - Cuisine – Bar, 1929, New York School of Interior Design Library, library.nysid.edu. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Charlotte Perriand, Travail Et Sport; Salle À Manger – Cuisine – Bar, 1929, New York School of Interior Design Library, library.nysid.edu. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Artstor and the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) are now sharing more than 450 images of pochoir prints and photographic depictions of interior retail architecture and design in Paris from 1928-1932.

The pochoir process, made by applying layers of paint guided by thin zinc or copper cut-out stencils, is characterized by its crisp edges and brilliant colors. Pochoir illustration was popular in 1920s Paris and was often featured in French fashion journals such as Le Jardin des Dames et des Modes and the Gazette du Bon Ton. Both the pochoir and photographic plates represent Art Deco design in the period following the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts of 1925. (more…)

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From James Shulman
President, Artstor

I’m writing to announce a call for collection-building proposals focused on at-risk archives of individual scholars. The Artstor Digital Library includes many image collections from individual scholars who have built important archives in support of their work.  Now, we are launching a project to preserve and increase the availability of these at-risk collections by inviting the Visual Resources community, which supports many such scholars, to identify and submit proposals for Artstor to provide some modest financial support to digitize and catalog some of these collections.  Artstor would then maintain the collections and make them available through the Artstor Digital Library as well as through open access initiatives (especially the Digital Public Library of America, with whom we have worked as a content hub since their April 2013 launch).

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Robert Howlett, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern, ca. 1857-1858. George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Here are some stories from around the Web that we’ve been reading this week:

The woman behind the rabbit

The works of Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and one of the most successful writers of all time, recently came into the public domain in many countries around the world. The Public Domain Review explores the complex woman behind the warm-hearted stories.

Ice cream with an abstractionist

New York School painter Ad Reinhardt, principally known for his ascetic black monochromes, was also the creative director for trade magazine Ice Cream Field. The Smithsonian Institute’s Archives of American Arts shares one of his light-hearted covers. (more…)

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artstor_logo_rgb2ARTstor Digital Library and ART on FILE are collaborating to release approximately 1,200 new direct-digital capture photographs of architecture, built environment projects, and landscape architecture in Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ architectural capital. The second-largest city in the country, Rotterdam offers an impressive overview of modern architecture from the last 100 years.

Sites and locations scheduled to be documented include Le Medi, Chapel Heilige Maria der Engelen Rotterdam, Euromax Terminal Rotterdam, RDM Innovation Deck, Hollandia Hal 11, De Plussenburgh, Hoogvliet City Prison, Markthal Rotterdam, De Kleine Pijler, and Blaaktoren te Rotterdam. (more…)

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From upper left to right, field note, magic ink, tawashi (Japanese brush) and bamboo stick. From lower left to right, handy shovel, brush and handy hoki | Kamitakatsu site, Ibaragi Pref., Japan, June 1971 | Photographer: Kimio Suzuki | Yale University: Peabody Museum of Natural History

ARTstor has released more than 4,000 additional images from the Peabody Museum of Natural History’s permanent collection and photographic archives in the Digital Library. The Museum is contributing approximately 10,000 images from its archival collections, a majority of which consist of archaeological and ethnographic objects from throughout the Caribbean, including Antigua, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and other islands, as well as northern South America. The collection also includes documentation of specimens of dinosaurs and mammals, as well as depictions of the same in the famous murals that adorn the Museum’s Great Hall—Age of Reptiles and Age of Mammals by Rudolph Franz Zallinger (1919-1995). In addition, ARTstor is sponsoring a pilot project to produce three-dimensional imagery for African objects housed at the Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. Through an ongoing collaboration, both museums seek to provide greater access to their unique permanent collections and develop an integrated digital collection in ARTstor that brings together materials currently housed at separate Yale institutions.

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University was founded in 1866, through a gift from philanthropist George Peabody. By 1925, the Museum moved to its current location, which boasts a two-story Great Hall large enough to display Marsh’s massive dinosaur skeletons. Today, the Museum’s permanent collection includes over 11 million specimens in anthropology, botany, entomology, geology, mineralogy, ornithology, paleobotany, paleontology, zoology, planetary science, and historical scientific instruments.

View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/yale_peabody.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale University) page.

Other collections from Yale University:

Yale University Art Gallery and Dura-Europos and Gerasa Archives.

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