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July 18, 2018

Upload your own images to Artstor with Personal Collections

Did you know you can upload your own images to Artstor? You can then work with them seamlessly alongside our collections. Learn how on our support site to manage your presentations in one place and access them from anywhere. You can also use your Personal Collection images to help your students study: Share the URL […]

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June 27, 2018

More than 1 million images now publicly available at!

Good news! Artstor has made more than 1 million image, video, document, and audio files from public institutional collections freely available to everyone—subscribers and non-subscribers alike–at These collections are being shared by institutions who make their content available via JSTOR Forum, a tool that allows them to catalog, manage, and share digital media collections […]

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April 13, 2018

2,000 Virtual Reality Panoramas of world architecture

Have you ever wanted a better understanding of how an artwork or architectural detail was originally intended to be viewed? Artstor’s Virtual Reality Panoramas are a wonderful option for viewing works in situ–no travel required. These 360-degree panoramas of world architecture allow you to navigate the interiors of cathedrals, mosques, palazzos, libraries, castles, and more. […]

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March 16, 2018

Using the new Artstor full-screen viewer in the classroom

I recently found myself exploring the amazing world of netsuke using Artstor’s new comparison mode to perform that timeless task: double-slide projection. Boy, has it ever gotten easier! The new image viewer allows you to project up to 10 images together, with the ability to zoom in on details of any of the images and add […]

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November 29, 2017

A brief history of Majolica

“Majolica” is the word used to denote the brightly colored, low-fired earthenware commercially introduced by the Minton Company at the 1851 London Exhibition of All Nations. This was in accordance with Herbert Minton’s long-held desire to capture the market of the newly emergent Middle Class. Majolica, a Victorian phenomenon, was a huge success at the […]

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November 27, 2017

The party of the century: Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball

Truman Capote’s fame transcended his literary status; he was famous for being, well, famous half a century before reality television and social media stars even existed. Also a uniquely gifted writer, Capote sought fame through publicity stunts, television appearances, and his friendships with both the social and Hollywood elite of the mid-twentieth century. Capote nurtured […]

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September 26, 2017

Highlight: photography in Artstor

Did you know that nearly 20% of Artstor’s more than 2 million images are photographs? This summer we released a new collection of over 36,000 images from The Center for Creative Photography and we added 47,000 new images to existing collections from Magnum Photos, Panos Pictures, and Condé Nast, bringing our photography holdings to more […]

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