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LINKMAN4Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • An ugly copy of a famously beautiful bust of Queen Nefertiti has inspired Egyptians to mock the authorities as well as the current state of art in the country. It’s hard to blame them, see for yourself!
  • We have the perfect place for the Egyptian people to make their snarky comments: a statue in Rome that for the past 500 years has served as the place to go when you want to read something mean or scandalous about someone.
  • Or they could cry in front of it, as people sometimes do. (In fact, there’s a whole book about the phenomenon!)

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Hofstra_University.svgArtstor and the Hofstra University Museum are collaborating to make 200 images from the Museum’s permanent collection available in the Digital Library.

Integral to the academic mission of Hofstra University, the Hofstra University Museum advances knowledge and understanding through experiences with authentic works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. The Museum’s mission is achieved through collection acquisition and preservation, exhibitions and interpretive resources.

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Tufts_university_logoArtstor is collaborating with the Tufts University Art Gallery to release 2,000 images from the University’s permanent art collection in the Digital Library.

The Tufts University permanent art collection is comprised of approximately 2,000 works spanning ancient Mediterranean and pre-Hispanic cultures, modern and contemporary painting and sculpture, and photography. Much of the collection is comprised of works on paper, as well as twentieth- and twentieth-first century photography.

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Colonial WilliamsburgArtstor and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation are collaborating to make available approximately 1,000 images of works from the Foundation’s collections in the Digital Library.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia—the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here it interprets the origins of the idea of America in the years before and during the American Revolution. The story of Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City tells how diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting ambitions, evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality.

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Worcester Art MuseumArtstor and the Worcester Art Museum are collaborating to release more than 20,000 images of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library.

Founded in 1898, the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) is world-renowned for its 38,000-piece encyclopedic collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings, arms and armor, and new media. The works span over 5,000 years of art and culture. In addition to the Roman mosaic-laden Renaissance court and French chapter house, strengths of the permanent collection include collections of European and North American painting, prints, photographs, and drawings; Asian art; Greek and Roman sculpture and mosaics; and contemporary art. With its recent acquisition of the collection from the Higgins Armory Museum, WAM continues to diversify and expand its curatorial and programmatic offerings.

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PacitaArtstor and the Pacita Abad Art Estate are collaborating to make available 500 images of the artist’s works in the Digital Library.

The internationally renowned Philippine-American artist Pacita Abad (1946 – 2004) was born in Batanes, a small island in the South China Sea. Her 32-year painting career began when she had to leave the Philippines due to her student political activism against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, and she traveled to the United States to study law. However, after a few years she switched careers to dedicate her life to art and studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and The Art Students League in New York City. Since that time Abad never stopped being a nomadic artist and painted the globe while working on six continents and traveling to over 50 countries. During her career she created over 4,500 artworks, and her paintings were exhibited in more than 200 museums and galleries around the world.

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Stanford White, Bronx Community College (formerly New York University), Gould Memorial Library; Interior view #1 of rotunda, 1896. Data from: The Trustees of Columbia University, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, learn.columbia.edu

Stanford White, Bronx Community College (formerly New York University), Gould Memorial Library; Interior view #1 of rotunda, 1896. Data from: The Trustees of Columbia University, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, learn.columbia.edu

In addition to still images, you can find videos, audio files, 3D images, and panorama (QTVR) files within the Artstor Workspace. You can search by media type using the file extensions as keywords:

  • Videos – search for mov. Clicking movieicon will open your default video player.
  • Audio – search for mp3. Clicking sound will open your default audio player.
  • Panoramas (QTVR) – search for qtvr. Clicking i-qtvr2 will open a QuickTime Player window where you can view the environment by panning 360°.
  • 3D images – search for 3D. Clicking i-3d will open the 3D image in rotation in the image viewer. To stop or restart the rotation, click the rotatation icon.
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