A collection of France's medieval planned towns; meet the artists who accompanied Captain Cook; new releases from the Amistad Research Center, rock-cut caves and South Asian Art from David Efurd, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Experimental Printmaking Institute, and Hofstra University Museum; how to take Artstor home for the summer; how to add links to your metadata with Shared Shelf; come work with us; and lots of webinars to choose from.
John Reps, Monpazier: From South End West Arcade North to Rue St Jacques, 2009 (founded 1284)

Documenting bastides, France's medieval market towns

In the 13th century, France gave birth to several hundred new market towns known as bastides—many of the thriving to this day. Explore these unusual examples of medieval urban design in a new collection from Cornell University.

Johann Georg Adam Forster, Snow Petrel, Pagodroma (genus); nivea (species), 1772. Image and original data provided by Natural History Museum, London.

Artistry on the high seas: Captain Cook's artists

Captain Cook’s nautical feats are only part of the story; of equal importance are the contributions made by the artists who went along on his journeys, risking their lives–and sometimes losing them–to illustrate the animals and plants they encountered for science and posterity.

Elizabeth Catlett; Dancing, 1990. Image and original data provided by Amistad Research Center, Tulane University. Art © Estate of Elizabeth Catlett

Amistad Research Center

Artstor and the Amistad Research Center are now making available in the Digital Library nearly 300 images from the Center’s art collection, focusing on works by Harlem Renaissance masters from the Harmon Foundation.

Soup Tureen and Lid, William Adams, New York, New York, ca. 1835, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Artstor and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation have released more than 500 images in the Digital Library.

Metro project by the SMK Young People’s Art Labs

Sharing is caring: an interview with SMK’s Merete Sanderhoff

Merete Sanderhoff, curator and senior advisor at the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst, or SMK), presented “Sharing is Caring” at the Artstor offices. We took the opportunity to do a brief interview.
Katsushika Hokusai, Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa, 1830-1831. Image and original data contributed by Hofstra University Museum

Hofstra University Museum

Artstor and the Hofstra University Museum have released approximately 200 images from the Museum's permanent collection in the Digital Library.

Kondane Caves, Caves 1 & 2; 100 BCE; India, Maharashtra. Image and original data provided by David Efurd © David Efurd

East Asian rock-cut caves and South Asian art from David Efurd

Artstor and David Efurd are now sharing approximately 10,000 images of rock-cut Buddhist caves, sites, sculptures, and monasteries in India and Korea; Hindu and Jain sites; and ancient and medieval sculptures from museums in India.

Students playing leap frog, 1890. St. Paul’s School’s Ohrstrom Library

Case study: Shared Shelf in the K-12 environment

We invited Lisa Laughy from St. Paul’s School’s Library to tell us about her experience as the first K-12 subscriber to Shared Shelf, Artstor’s digital media management system.
Melvin Edwards; Inside Out; 2008. © Lafayette College; © Melvin E. Edwards; © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Experimental Printmaking Institute

Artstor and Lafayette College have released more than 500 images in the Digital Library from the Experimental Printmaking Institute.


Creative Director, ITHAKA

As Creative Director, you will have overall responsibility for the impact and culture of design, both visually and functionally, on user perception and experience with all of ITHAKA’s brands, including Artstor.


The Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf: A Complete Digital Media Solution
June 6, 12:00 PM ET


Artstor for K-12 Schools
June 7, 12:00 PM ET
June 29, 1:00 PM ET


Artstor for AP® Courses
June 8, 1:00 PM ET
June 29, 12:00 PM ET


Introduction to Shared Shelf: How to Perfectly Customize Shared Shelf for your Institution
June 8, 2:00 PM ET
June 20, 12:00 PM ET


The Artstor Digital Library: Practical Tools for Teaching Visual Literacy
June 15, 12:00 PM ET


Advanced Shared Shelf: A Master Class in Digital Asset Management
June 16, 3:00 PM ET


More Than Just Art: Discover Artstor's Fashion and Costume Collection
June 17, 11:00 AM ET


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