The database of the week is: ARTstor

April 8, 2014 – 1:49 pm

I love ARTstor so it’s easy for me to write about just how great this collection is. ARTstor provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

There are amazing collections in ARTstor.

You can browse by geography…for instance, only interested in art works from Afghanistan?

You can browse by classification…only want to see maps or paintings or sculpture or photographs. You can do that too!

And browse by collection…only want to look at images from The National Gallery of London. You can.

 So what? Why should you use ARTstor?

Our subscription to ARTstor means that you can use these images for your presentations and assignments…these images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational purposes, so no worries about copyright (make sure to correctly cite when you use an image though).

circus poster of horses

Barnum & Bailey: Children’s Favorites Ponies

From ARTstor. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Circus Collection

Take a look inside ARTstor. You will need to register with ARTstor to download images, but it’s worth it! Your next presentation will be …wow!

painting by Michelangelo of the Tempation and fall of Adam and Eve

Rome: Sistine Chapel: Temptation and Fall of Adam and Eve; Expulsion from Paradise

From ARTstor. Art, Archaeology and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives)

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