ARTstore updates

No Comments »

ARTstor is collaborating with the World Monument Fund (WMF) to share approximately 2,000 images of architecture and monuments from the around the world. The World Monuments Watch calls international attention to cultural heritage around the world that is threatened by neglect, vandalism, conflict, or disaster. The collection in ARTstor will consist of images documenting various Watch List sites and monuments, with a particular focus on art and architecture.

Now Available: More than 1,000 additional images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This latest release brings the total number of images from the Metropolitan to more than 8,700 in the ARTstor Digital Library. Hundreds of these new images are also being made available through Images for Academic Publishing (IAP), now totaling 6,462 images in the Digital Library.

Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) seeks to facilitate scholarship in the arts by reducing the costs associated with publishing images in academic journals and similar publications. Image providers participating in IAP have supplied publication-quality images and agreed to make them available free-of-charge for use in scholarly publications. As a service to the community, ARTstor has developed the software to deliver these publication-quality images to users.

ARTstor users can download IAP images by providing some basic information and agreeing to the IAP Terms & Conditions of Use. To find an image that is available through IAP, simply add “IAP” to your search criteria. IAP images will have an icon reading “IAP” located directly beneath their thumbnail image.

In addition to AIP images offered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ARTstor also offers 3,900 images from the Mellink Archive (Bryn Mawr College).