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May 9, 2011

Artstor Is… Asian Studies

Did you know Artstor is an excellent resource for Asian Studies? The Artstor Digital Library shares several collections that document Asian cultures, history, religion, architecture, and art. Magnum Photos offers thousands of documentary images from Asia, beginning from the post-war period to the present, covering everything from Mahatma Ghandi’s India to the Japanese city of Obama […]

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April 11, 2011

Judith: the original femme fatale

In the Old Testament’s Book of Judith, the beautiful widow saved the besieged city of Bethulia by charming her way into the tent of Assyrian general Holofernes and beheading him, enabling the Israelites to defeat the invading army. The Artstor Digital Library features more than 600 images depicting the story of Judith and Holofernes, attesting […]

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March 16, 2011

Contemporary architecture in the United Arab Emirates in Artstor

We’ve gathered six examples that illustrate how the images in Artstor can be used to enhance the teaching and learning of architecture and architectural history, along with two case studies, one by a then-doctoral candidate and another by a fine art faculty member. A rallying economy led the United Arab Emirates cities of Abu Dhabi […]

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February 24, 2011

Artstor Talks to the American Folk Art Museum

Christine Kuan interviews Maria Ann Conelli, Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum   CK: What’s special about the American Folk Art Museum? MAC: The American Folk Art Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to traditional folk art as well as creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists; it is home […]

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December 21, 2010

Season’s Greetings, New York Style!

The Artstor staff wishes you happy holidays with some extraordinary images of our hometown of New York City during the holiday season stemming back to the 19th century. For example, the crowds of shoppers in D. Rellam’s print from 1874, “Holiday Greens–A Scene in Washington Market, New York” 1 are recognizable today. While the market […]

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December 10, 2010

Artstor Travel Awards 2011

While the digital age is opening up new ways of using images of the world’s cultural heritage in teaching and scholarship, there is no substitute for engaging with original works and sites or primary source material, or for attending conferences with colleagues. In recognition of this need, Artstor is providing five travel awards in the […]

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December 10, 2010

Artstor and Avery Library Awarded IMLS National Leadership Grant

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a three-year National Leadership grant to Artstor and The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. The funds will be used to support the new Built Works Registry (BWR), a community-generated data resource for architectural works and the built environment. BWR will be […]

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November 10, 2010

Ten Questions for Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party, 1974-1979, © Judy Chicago Photo © Donald Woodman, | Judy Chicago, Turn Over a New Leaf (from Resolutions: A Stitch in Time), 2000, © Judy Chicago Photo © Donald Woodman, | Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman, Bones of Treblinka (from the Holocaust Project), 1988, © Judy Chicago, […]

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October 4, 2010

Artstor Joins National Digital Stewardship Alliance as Founding Member

Artstor is pleased to serve as a founding member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) along with 50 other prominent organizations. As an outgrowth of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), the NDSA is headed by the Library of Congress as “a collaborative effort among government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, […]

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May 13, 2010

Artstor Travel Award Winners 2010

Congratulations to the five winners of Artstor Travel Awards 2010! The following winners will receive $1,500 each to be used for their own teaching and research travel needs over the course of the next year.* Travel Award 2010 Winners Sara Nair James Professor of Art History, Mary Baldwin College A course with no book? Artstor […]

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