One of the ways ARTstor helps users find material relevant to their teaching or research is through their subject guides. They have just published an excellent user guide on finding materials relevant to Middle East studies, covering the whole geographic/social/cultural region. In addition to objects from museums and archives, the rich holdings include contemporary and historic photographs of archaeological sites, people, architecture, and events.
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Tags: architecture, archives, ARTstor, contemporary, Islamic, libraries, photography, universities
ARTstor’s Digital Library now has these collections available:
- Shangri La, Honolulu, Hawaii (Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art): 400 images of Islamic and South Asian art from the collection at Shangri La, the former home of Doris Duke (1912-1993) [1/2 of the projected 800]
- Yao Ceremonial Artifacts Collection (Ohio University): 3,714 art works and objects created by the Yao people, an ethnic minority from northern Vietnam
- Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (Library of Congress): 6,884 documentary photographs taken between 1933 and1940 by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) of buildings and gardens throughout nine Southern states
- Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace): 3,345 images and documentation of ephemera and events presented and produced by this renowned venue [2/3 of the 5,000 expected total]
- The Warburg Institute: 10,157 images of Renaissance and Baroque book illustrations from the Warburg Institute Library
ARTstor also anticipates additional images from these contributors:
- Columbia University: Architectural photography from Chicago and more than 150 QTVRs of architecture in Chicago and Peru
- Pre-Columbian Artifacts (Justin Kerr and Barbara Kerr): Still and rollout photographs of objects from the various cultures of Mesoamerica
- Via Lucis: High-resolution images of medieval Christian churches in France and Spain
Tags: ARTstor, image viewing
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.
Tags: ARTstor, image organization, image viewing, tools
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.
Tags: ARTstor, image viewing, museums, painting, sculpture, universities
ARTstor has added these collections to the Digital Library:
- Fowler Museum, UCLA: 717 images from the permanent collection, with a focus on Africa
- Richard F. Brush Art Gallery (St. Lawrence University): 196 images of African textiles, contemporary Inuit prints and drawings, and Vietnam War-era photography
- Colby College Museum: 2,463 images from the permanent collection, especially American artists and particularly painter Alex Katz (this is 95% of the total 2,477 expected images)
- The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD): 1,142 images from the Visual Resources Collection
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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Tags: architecture, ARTstor, museums
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!
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).