Systems & Web Librarian
While I may no longer be a student, ARTstor still continues to be one of my favorite databases. One of the largest digital image repositories in the world, ARTstor has 1.4 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences, from leading museums, collections, and universities. Instead of traveling to Paris, Moscow, or New York, I can browse the content of some of the major collections from anywhere I can get access to the Internet. ARTstor is great for inspiration, education, and awe inspiring.
One of the biggest draws for me towards using ARTstor is that they always are updating their collections. Check out some of the current digital collections just recently added:
- Museum City of New York
- Additional images from contemporary architecture in Paris from ART on FILE
- Additional images to the Thomas K. Seligman Archive
- Images of Spanish Colonial art and utilitarian objects from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
- Additional images of architectural photography from Ralph Lieberman
- Tapestries from the Getty Research Institute
- Diego Rivera images from the Detroit Institute of Arts
If you’re on campus, any of the above links will automatically work for you. If you’re off campus and would like to view the collections, click here to access ARTstor and follow the login prompts.
Please contact the library if you have any problems or questions.