Thursday, April 06, 2006

New Product Announcement-->ARTstor


Note: This url provides access to ARTstor, however users can register themselves to access further tools, etc.

Have bundles of fun with this new toy, er, product, from CRKN.

ARTstor is an art image database. Remember images aren't just for art teaching, but can provide visual aids and appeal for teaching over the entire send the word out.

Note that users may download a client for displaying images in presentations, but they can also capture them for use in powerpointsKey collections include

The Image Gallery:
a large (initially about 200,000) and continually expanding pool of images intended to offer the value usually associated with an academic slide library. The Image Gallery also embraces an Art History Survey Collection of about 4,000 images of key monuments, defined by a concordance of ten standard art history survey texts.

The Illustrated Bartsch:
about 57,000 images of Old Master European prints (engravings, etchings, woodcuts, etc.) from the 15th to the 19th Century, embodying the work of hundreds of printmakers derived from one of the great art reference publications of the past quarter century,

The Carnegie Arts of the United States Collection:
about 4,500 images of canonic works of American art and architecture, selected by a scholarly advisory committee and a staple of teaching in American studies for forty years.

The Huntington Archive of Asian Art:
about 12,000 images of Asian art, curated by the art historians John and Susan Huntington and derived largely from the photo archive they have created at Ohio State University.

The Mellon International Dunhuang Archive:
high-quality digital images of the Buddhist cave grottoes in Dunhuang, China and associated objects now physically located in collections worldwide.

The Museum of Modern Art Architecture and Design Collection:
about 8,000 images of approximately 6,200 design objects and drawings from the Department of Architecture and Design of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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