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Benjamin Wynkoop. Two-handled bowl. c. 1696. Image and original data provided by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has contributed approximately 500 additional images of works from their collections to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing the total selection to approximately 1,000. Continue Reading »

The Majolica International Society has contributed 1,000 images of Majolica pottery from the archival collections of its members to the Artstor Digital Library. Continue Reading »

Frederic Edwin Church. The Andes of Ecuador, 1855. Image and original data provided by Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art (Reynolda House) has contributed approximately 200 images to the Artstor Digital Library. Continue Reading »

Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios. Window with Hudson River Landscape, 1905. Image and original data provided by The Corning Museum of Glass.

The Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) has contributed 2,784 images of works in its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. The abundant selection in Artstor encompasses all areas of the encyclopedic and unique glass collection. Continue Reading »

[Fool's Cap Map of the World]. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

[Fool’s Cap Map of the World]. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

We are all accustomed to illustrated lectures for art history, so why not those in other subjects?
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Artstor has released more than 170,000 new images in Anthropology from three major institutions. The release spans global cultures past and present and includes rare and valuable material including sacred objects and architecture, as well as clothing, jewelry, and tools.

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Abdullah Frères. Cimitiere Turca, Sculari, Istanbul. 19th century. Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Did you know that nearly 20% of Artstor’s more than 2 million images are photographs? This summer we released a new collection of over 36,000 images from The Center for Creative Photography and we added 47,000 new images to existing collections from Magnum Photos, Panos Pictures, and Condé Nast, bringing our photography holdings to more than 350,000. These additions join major collections such as George Eastman House (the world’s oldest photography museum), Eyes of the Nation: a Visual History of the United States (Library of Congress), the Museum of the City of New York, and fine art photography from the Larry Qualls collection of contemporary art, among others. Photography collections in Artstor span many types, including photojournalism, art photography, social documentary works, carte de visites, stereographs, fashion photography, and even vernacular photography. In aggregate, these diverse collections can provide visual histories of people, events, cultures, and countries between the advent of photography in 1839 and the present day. Continue Reading »