UPDATE (28 June): After searching, saving and downloading tests in ARTstor, it appears that they have fixed the compatibility issue with Firefox 5.
If you are a PC user with Firefox as your default browser, you may be prompted (sometimes rather urgently) to upgrade to Firefox 5. Unfortunately, at this time ARTstor is not compatible with the latest Firefox browser. ARTstor is aware of the problem and is working on a solution, but in the meantime either postpone the upgrade (do not check for updates) or use a different browser (click here for information on supported browsers). Thanks for your patience and we’ll keep you posted on ARTstor’s progress.
ARTstor updated its Digital Library to include three new features:
- Choose number of results you see per page: 24, 48, or 72 (this works for both small and large thumbnail viewing)
- Add a description your image groups (which, when created, appears to the right of your image group list in the “Open an image group” window)
- Create folders directly from the “Save image group” window (available only to instructor-level users)
The first two features are located on the small bar above the thumbnail images. The third is further explained here.
ARTstor has added these collections to the Digital Library:
There are also two collection agreements to announce. Sara N. James, professor at Mary Baldwin College, will contribute 614 field images of European architecture and sculpture and Rob Linrothe, professor at Northwestern University, will share an additional 3,000 field images of Tibetan, Chinese, and Indian monuments and architecture.
Here are the most recent additions to ARTstor’s Digital Library:
- American Folk Art Museum: 1,659 images from their permanent collection of traditional folk art and contemporary self-taught artists
- The City College of New York: 1,806 images of objects acquired by The City College, including David and Lenore Levy Collection of Contemporary Photography and Percent for Art program, from the 19th century to the present
- Fondazione Federico Zeri (Università di Bologna): 28,247 photographs of 16th century Italian paintings from the archive of art historian Federico Zeri (1921-1998)
ARTstor has also reached an agreement with photographer Thomas K. Seligman to share approximately 4,000 images of Liberia, New Guinea, Melanesia and the Tuareg people. The
ARTstor has just unveiled ARTstor Mobile, with access to all 1,000,000+ images from the ARTstor Digital Library through iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch to registered ARTstor users. It’s not an app but through the Safari browser you can search, browse, zoom, and view saved image groups (to which you have access). A great feature is Flashcard View, which allows you to study image groups as if they were flashcards: each “card” has an image on one side and, when tapped, reveals the image’s info on the other.
ARTstor Digital Library now contains these collections:
- Renzo Piano Building Workshop: 299 images of Piano’s early works (1965-1969) and his major projects to date, including plans and preparatory drawings
- NEW! Themed collection: Judith and Holofernes, sponsored by a grant from the Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust, of 332 images added to the approximately 330 existing images depicting this Biblical story
- Barnes Foundation: 437 images of works from their permanent collection (this is 22% of the expected 4,000 total)
Additionally, ARTstor has secured agreements with University of Hawai’i at Manoa to host 300 images from The Jean Charlot Collection and with New York-based artist Andrew Spence to host 50 images of his abstract paintings.
The ARTstor Digital Library now contains two collections from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The first is 1,269 images from the museum’s permanent collection and the second offers 4,896 contextual images documenting the history of the circus in America.
In other news, ARTstor announced a future collaboration with UC Santa Barbara alum Allan Langdale to share 3,351 images taken between 2006 and 2008 of lesser known and, in some cases, endangered architecture and archaeological sites of northern Cyprus. ARTstor will also collaborate with Columbia University to host roughly 2,000 digital images and 200 QTVRs of architecture in Japan. Stay tuned!
Published November 18, 2010
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ARTstor just launched some search and filter features that really help you drill down to the images you want. You can start a search with a broad term (e.g. “Cordoba”), then click on the + sign beside “Narrow your results” (upper left). This opens up a filter panel on with options to narrow the search by Classification (e.g. Painting) or Geography (country).
Another nifty feature: If your search returns less than 1,000 results and the date range is less than 10,000 years, the density of images will be displayed in a timeline. Just click any line on the timeline to see the results from that specific period.
Note: ARTstor recommends clearing your browser cache to optimize these functions. In Firefox, go to Tools – Options – Advanced – Network, and click Clear Now; in Internet Explorer, go to Tools – Internet Options – General – Browsing History – Delete (you will be asked to select what to keep and what to delete).
ARTstor’s latest additions to their Digital Library include:
- Judy Chicago: 367 works by the artist, author, feminist, and educator (keyword: judychicago)
- George Eastman House: the completion of 19,161 images illustrating the history of photography (keyword: eastmanhouse)
And these institutions have agreed to contribute:
ARTstor has added these to its Digital Library:
- ART on FILE: more than 870 images of contemporary architecture in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, bringing this collection to almost 11,000 images (keywords: “art on file” or click here)
- Seattle Art Museum: 2,718 high-quality images of works in the museum’s permanent collection (keyword: seattleartmuseum or click here)
Here are the most recent collection agreements: