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April 20, 2015

Help other faculty use images in teaching

Have you heard about Artstor’s Curriculum Guides project? Instructors around the world are curating sets of images from the Digital Library as an aid in teaching a variety of subjects. Would you like to share your work with colleagues at institutions around the world? We are looking for faculty collaborators who teach in areas such […]

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April 15, 2015

Taking our time: Artstor’s first Slow Art Day

We recently wrote about Slow Art Day, and were quite happy to finally try it ourselves this past weekend. To recap, a recent study estimated that museumgoers spend an average of just 17 seconds looking at an individual artwork. To combat this habit, Phil Terry, CEO of Collaborative Gain, started a movement in which a volunteer host […]

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March 12, 2015

At-risk collections to receive preservation and distribution support from Artstor

Artstor announces the first four recipients of a new initiative to preserve and increase the availability of at-risk collections. The selected projects are: The James Cahill Archive of Chinese art (University of California, Berkeley) Excavations and finds in Oaxaca by Judith Zeitlin, 1973 and 1990 (University of Massachusetts, Boston) Ronald M. Bernier Archive, Buddhist initiation rituals […]

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February 18, 2015

Roy Lichtenstein Foundation awards $75,000 to Artstor

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has awarded $75,000 to Artstor in support of the James Dee Archives project. The Archives are composed of approximately 250,000 slides, transparencies, negatives, and photographs documenting contemporary art in New York City over the last four decades, and Artstor is digitizing and maintaining the archive for use in research and education. […]

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February 2, 2015

The art of looking slowly

“I didn’t know how to look at art,” Phil Terry, founder and CEO of Collaborative Gain, confessed to ARTnews a few years ago. “Like most people, I would walk by quickly.” As the article points out, a study in Empirical Studies of the Arts estimates that museumgoers spend an average of just 17 seconds looking […]

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August 22, 2014

Call for at-risk collection-building proposals

From James Shulman President, Artstor I’m writing to announce a call for collection-building proposals focused on at-risk archives of individual scholars. The Artstor Digital Library includes many image collections from individual scholars who have built important archives in support of their work.  Now, we are launching a project to preserve and increase the availability of these […]

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May 8, 2014

Letter from the Chairman & the President

July 1, 2014 will mark ten years since the Artstor Digital Library became available for educational use. Today, nearly half a million registered users at more than 1,500 educational institutions around the world use the Library for their research and teaching. We are always fascinated by the work being done using Artstor – from Lois […]

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January 31, 2014

Artstor to release performance videos from Franklin Furnace

We are delighted to announce that Artstor is collaborating with the Franklin Furnace Archive to introduce videos in the Digital Library in the coming months. Franklin Furnace has been championing performance and other ephemeral arts for more than three decades. Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace’s founding director, elaborates on the significance of this collaboration: While there […]

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November 8, 2013

Artstor named “best overall” database by Library Journal

We are thrilled to have been named as one of the two “best overall” databases of 2013 along with JSTOR by Library Journal. Lura Sanborn, reference librarian at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH is quoted as saying that “Both databases are ‘classics worth owning,’” and adding “My library simply could not get by without JSTOR […]

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June 10, 2013

Announcing the winners of the ARTstor Travel Award 2013!

Congratulations to the five winners of this year’s ARTstor Travel Awards! They will each receive $1,500 to be used for their teaching and research travel needs over the course of the next year. The winning essays and accompanying images will be posted in the blog in the near future. Our thanks to everyone who submitted an […]

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