September 03, 2013

ARTstor Updates - September 2013

Images from the permanent collection of The National Gallery, London
ARTstor and The National Gallery, London have collaborated to share images of every painting in the museum's permanent collection in the Digital Library.

The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. Composed of more than 2,300 works dating from the 13th century to the early 20th centuries, the collection encompasses most major developments in Western painting. Highlights include Cézanne's Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), Piero della Francesca's The Baptism of Christ, Rembrandt's Self Portrait at the Age of 34, Holbein's The Ambassadors, Uccello's The Battle of San Romano, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne, van Eyck's The Arnolfini Portrait, and Velázquez's Rokeby Venus.
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Princeton University Art Museum
The Princeton University Art Museum and ARTstor are now sharing approximately 600 images in the Digital Library.

Contemporary architecture in Istanbul from ART on FILE
ARTstor Digital Library and ART on FILE have collaborated to release more than 1,500 new direct capture photographs of buildings, built-environment projects, and landscape architecture in Istanbul.

New agreement: Andean ceramics from the Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles)
ARTstor is collaborating with the Fowler Museum to share more than 3,000 images of objects from the museum's Andean ceramics collection in the Digital Library.

A challenging treasure: the James Dee archives
D. James Dee, aka the SoHo Photographer, was searching for a home for his archive of slides, transparencies, negatives, and digital photographs of approximately 250,000 works of contemporary art. However, the archive came with one major piece missing: metadata. How could we resist?

Teaching and Studying with ARTstor
Learn about the features and tools of the Digital Library in instruction, coursework, and scholarly research. Watch Eva Allan of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and Aylem Merino of New York School of Interior Design demonstrate the value of ARTstor in their work.

Teaching with ARTstor: We Are What We Ate (and Drank)
Statues, vessels, cups, and mixing bowls serve to explore the relationships of early civilized human beings with their most basic needs and the related social, religious, economic, and military systems. Dr. Gregory K. Martin shares how he used ARTstor to teach history to enabled ninth-graders to link art and artifacts to historical readings, discussions, and projects.

Free webinars
Sign up for a free webinar to learn the many ways to use the ARTstor Digital Library – including advanced features, our ever-growing list of interdisciplinary image collections, and how to find images for specific areas of study. Live sessions are available for users at subscribing institutions as well as for anyone interested in learning more about subscribing to ARTstor.

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