A scholar remembers the old graffiti in New York City; some good news for Shark Week; the Medieval Portland project; crowdsourcing and Artstor; exploring Rembrandt with JSTOR; new coloring postcards; two collections from Barbara Anello and Japanese maps from UBS; learn how to customize image groups; and meet us at the AP Annual Conference.
Susan Ortega; La Lucha Continua Mural; 1991; Graffiti Lower East Side Manhattan. Photograph © Barbara J. Anello

Barbara Anello on New York graffiti in the ’80s and ’90s

To celebrate the release of two of her collections, we invited Barbara Anello to tell us about her photographs of graffiti in Lower Manhattan.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; The Night Watch (The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch) 1642. Image and original data provided by Rijksmuseum

Exploring Rembrandt with JSTOR

We recently told you about our alliance with ITHAKA. The Exploring Rembrandt project with JSTOR should give you a hint of why we are so excited to be working together!


Medieval Portland

Anne McClanan, Professor of Medieval Art History at Portland State University and one of the winners of the Artstor Digital Humanities Awards, introduces us to Medieval Portland and describes the impact Shared Shelf has had on the project.

Lower East Side: dancing ninja, near 105 & 104; Graffiti Lower East Side Manhattan 1991. Photograph © Barbara J. Anello

Photographs of graffiti in New York and art and architecture in Ladakh, India by Barbara Anello

Artstor is sharing two new collections of photographs by Barbara J. Anello: graffiti in Lower Manhattan and Tibetan Buddhist art and architecture in Ladakh, India.

Customize our image groups

Did you know that you can easily customize any one of our image groups by adding or removing images to make it exactly what you need? It's easy!

Parsing the wisdom of crowds: Artstor’s Arcades results

Hundreds of works with crowdsourced metadata have been added to the D. James Dee Archive of Contemporary Art. But the road there wasn't without bumps. Lisa Gavell, Senior Manager of Metadata/Content, tells us about the surprises that come when more than two hundred strangers give you information.

Takashima Kazuyuki; Detailed map of the developed port of Yokohama; 1859. Image and original data courtesy of University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections

Japanese maps and prints from the University of British Columbia Library

Artstor and the University of British Columbia are now making available approximately 350 Japanese maps and prints from the UBC Library’s Tokugawa collection.

Paleontology staff posing with fossil shark jaws. Image and original data provided by Library, American Museum of Natural History, Anthropology Department, American Museum of Natural History

Some reassuring news for Shark Week

Don't worry, it turns out the prehistoric Carcharocles megalodon couldn't have fit six members of the American Natural History Museum in its jaws. Maybe four, tops.


New: #ColorMyArtstor postcards!
Show the community your coloring chops. Visit the Promoting Artstor section on our Support site and download a set of our new #ColorMyArtstor postcards!


The Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf: A Complete Digital Media Solution
July 6, 2:00 PM ET
July 28, 2:00 PM ET


Shared Shelf Controlled List Training
July 11, 11:00 AM ET
July 29, 3:00 PM ET


Introduction to Shared Shelf: How to Perfectly Customize Shared Shelf for your Institution
July 12, 12:00 PM ET


More than Just Art: Images in Women's Studies
July 14, 11:oo PM ET


Learning the Basics of Searching and Discovering Content
July 15, 11:00 AM ET


Artstor Digital Library Resources for Teaching and Presenting
July 20, 11:00 AM ET


The Artstor Digital Library in Action: Transforming Teaching and Learning with Images
July 21, 3:00 PM ET


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