We are happy to announce that 2012 was a banner year for the ARTstor Digital Library. We now make available more than 1.5 million images in the United States and 1.3 million images internationally. In 2012, we launched approximately 179,500 new images from 20 new collections and expanded the content in 22 existing collections. Highlights include: Panos Pictures, which documents contemporary critical social issues around the world; selections from the renowned collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; the Zimmerli Art Museum’s nonconformist art from the Soviet Union; contemporary art and installation views from the Renaissance Society; new media art from Rhizome; canonical works from the Courtauld Gallery; and masterpieces from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. We are delighted that more than 12,000 of these images were released to our Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program to foster scholarly publishing.
ARTstor also reached agreements for 42 new or expanded collections last year, including the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), the Mattress Factory, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Princeton University Art Museum.
As always, we are grateful to our many partners who have worked with us to make their collections discoverable through the ARTstor Digital Library. Your collections are making an impact at now nearly 1,500 institutions in 45 countries. In 2012, our users performed nearly 11,300,000 searches, viewed more than 12,000,000 individual images, and downloaded more than 2,300,000 images.
We also extend our thanks to all of our subscribers and users for your continued support. We look forward to continue serving your educational and research needs in 2013!