ARTstor Updates

Collection news

New collection agreement: American Institute of Indian Studies images
The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is partnering with ARTstor to distribute approximately 70,000 images depicting Indian art and architecture. Subjects include stone, metal, and terracotta sculpture; numismatics; painting, manuscripts and miniature paintings; as well as Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, and Islamic architecture.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design collection now available in ARTstor
More than 450 images are now available from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) Visual Resources Collections’s Slide Library depicting works of art and architecture.

ARTstor to digitize images of Charles Moore’s architecture
The Charles Moore Foundation has partnered with ARTstor to digitize and make available approximately 50,000 images depicting works of architecture designed by Charles W. Moore (1925–1993), architect and author.

Additional contemporary art agreement from Franklin Furnace Archives
Franklin Furnace will contribute an additional 5,000 images to ARTstor. These images document events that took place during its first decade of existence. The entire Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace Archives) collection in ARTstor will consist of documentation of artists’ books, performance art, site–specific works, and other time–based ephemeral arts.

More images available in Contemporary Art (Larry Qualls Archive)
More than 4,000 additional images from Larry Qualls’ archive of contemporary art are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. This collection documents three decades of contemporary art exhibitions at galleries and other exhibition spaces throughout New York City and elsewhere.

ARTstor to add more South Asian and Cuban art and architecture
Alka Patel of the University of California, Irvine is contributing approximately 14,000 images to the Digital Library. Her fieldwork photography focuses on the Islamic artistic and architectural history of South Asia from the 12th to the 18th centuries, as well as Cuban architecture of the 18th through early 20th centuries.

European Architecture and Sculpture (Sara N. James)
Sara N. James is contributing approximately 600 images of European architecture and sculpture to the Digital Library.

Final images added to A.C. Cooper and Related Archives (Frick Art Reference Library) collection
The last release of images from the A.C. Cooper Archive of glass plate and nitrate negatives, as well as polyester “interpositives,” is now available in ARTstor. There are now more than 10,000 images in this collection, with a particular focus on paintings, but also including prints and drawings.

Final Images added to Sansoni Archive (Frick Art Reference Library) collection
The final images from the Sansoni Archive at the Frick Art Reference Library are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. Digitized from large–format negatives, these images are prized by scholars as a unique visual record of lesser–known and largely unpublished works of art, many of which have subsequently been damaged, lost, or destroyed.

Tips & tools

ARTstor in 3 minutes: New instructional videos about ARTstor
ARTstor has updated and added new topics to its instructional video series “ARTstor in 3 Minutes.” These instructional videos are now available in ARTstor, on YouTube and on the TeacherTube.

-Amy

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