image collections

Artstor Digital Library + VRC Teaching Collection = One Simple Search

The WCDA VRC Teaching Collection, an ever-growing custom collection of over 40,000 images tailored to the curriculum of the Williams College Art Department, is now fully integrated with the Artstor Digital Library.  One-stop image shopping has arrived! Simply perform a search in the Artstor Digital Library and the VRC Teaching Collection images appear at the

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Your New One-stop Image Shop

The Williams VRC Collection, an ever-growing custom collection of over 40,000 images tailored to the curriculum of the Williams College Art Department, is moving to Artstor’s Shared Shelf media management solution.  Users will be able to browse both the Artstor Digital Library and the Williams VRC Collection simultaneously, creating a one-stop image shop.  VRC Collection

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Now Available: SAH Archipedia

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Archipedia is now available to the Williams community.  Archipedia is an online encyclopedia of American architecture, containing histories, photographs, and maps for more than 17,500 structures in 2,565 cities and 29 states.  Archipedia is accessible on campus or remotely via the proxy server.

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Now Available: Bridgeman Education

The Bridgeman Education database includes a superior selection of images from the world’s leading museums, galleries, contemporary artists and private collections.  It may be accessed on Williams campus or remotely via the proxy server.  Images may be downloaded, however, the dimensions top out at 600 pixels. This may present a problem for projecting full-screen or zooming.

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2,700 More WCMA Images en route to Artstor

The Williams College Museum of Art and Artstor are collaborating to release an additional 2700 images of collection objects in the Artstor Digital Library.  New images come from WCMA’s African, Eastern, and Ancient collections, as well as its collection of the works of Maurice and Charles Prendergast.  Visit the Artstor WCMA collection page for additional information regarding

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Happy New Year! Freer and Sackler to Release Over 40,000 High Resolution Images

The Freer and Sackler Galleries will be releasing their complete collections of Asian and American art online January 1, 2015.  The images will be available without copyright restrictions for noncommercial use.  The vast majority of the artworks have never been seen by the public.  See the complete press release.

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eMuseum Network Features 1.6 Million Objects from Top Museums

The eMuseum Network features over 1.6 million objects and images from 60 institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Finally! ARTstor to offer 35,000 Images from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

At last! ARTstor has entered into an agreement with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, to distribute approximately 35,000 images of European and American paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs, dating from the 13th-21st centuries. Previously the Gallery’s presence in ARTstor was limited to 700 images of European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the

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From Medicine to Magic: Wellcome Images

The Wellcome Collection in London explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Wellcome Images provides access to over 100,000 images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements.  All images from the historical collections are available for any use free of charge.

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Now Available in ARTstor: Every Painting from the National Gallery, London

The ARTstor Digital Library now contains every painting in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art, London.  More than 2,300 works of Western European painting are represented dating from the 13th-20th centuries.  Read more in the ARTstor blog or view the collection in the ARTstor Digital Library.

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