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April 10, 2010

Teaching with Artstor: Proportion and perspective for K-12

Proportion and Perspective Steven Wills, Coordinator, Wachovia Education Resource Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art  This image group is meant to supplement a lesson in a middle-school math class that deals with measurement and proportion — usually in the context of geometry. There are several purposes of the image group, specifically: to help visual learners see […]

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February 4, 2010

Artstor Travel Awards 2010

The Artstor Travel Awards program will provide five research travel awards in the amount of $1,500 each to support educational and scholarly activities. While the digital age is opening up new approaches and techniques for using images of the world’s cultural heritage as evidence in teaching and scholarship, there is no substitute for engagement with […]

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July 23, 2009

Artstor celebrates the life and work of James Conlon

Artstor celebrates the life and work of James Conlon, Director of the Visual Media Center at Columbia University, who passed away suddenly on July 17, 2009 at the young age of 37. He was a wonderful friend, colleague, and champion for the use of new technologies to enable the documentation and study of cultural heritage […]

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April 25, 2008

Society of Architectural Historians Architectural Visual Resources Network

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has received a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop the SAH Architecture Visual Resource Network (SAH AVRN) a dynamic online library of architectural and landscape images for research and teaching. To develop content for SAH AVRN, SAH is collaborating with scholars and librarians from partner […]

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November 15, 2007

Artstor receives grant for preserving born digital images

The Library of Congress, through the National Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), has awarded Artstor a grant as part of its new Preserving Creative America initiative to address the long-term preservation of creative content in digital form. The award will allow Artstor to conduct research with several individual photographers and organizations to determine what […]

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November 15, 2007

Sharing Visual Arts Images for Educational Use: Finding a New Angle of Repose

The current issue of Educause Review features an article written by Artstor’s General Counsel, Gretchen Wagner. The article, “Sharing visual arts images for educational use: Finding a new angle of repose,” discusses current practices across campuses in building and maintaining institutional image repositories, and the copyright implications of such practices. The article encourages the sharing […]

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November 6, 2007

Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise”: Final Images Added

Through an agreement with the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore and the Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Florence, Italy), ARTstor supported the rich photographic documentation of the recently restored bronze doors on the east side of the Florentine Baptistery, universally known as the “Gates of Paradise” (in Italian, “Porta del Paradiso”). The sculptural relief […]

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March 13, 2007

Metropolitan Museum and ARTstor Announce Pioneering Initiative to Provide Digital Images to Scholars at No Charge

In a new initiative designed to assist scholars with teaching, study, and the publication of academic works, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will distribute, free of charge, high-resolution digital images from an expanding array of works in its renowned collection for use in academic publications. This new service, which is effective immediately, is available through […]

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March 2, 2007

The “competition panels” of Brunelleschi and Ghiberti from the Bargello (Florence, Italy)

In December 2006, ARTstor announced the completion of its project to visually document the recently cleaned bronze doors on the east side of the Florentine Baptistery, universally known as the “Gates of Paradise.” The sculptural relief panels of the “Gates of Paradise,” produced during the second quarter of the fifteenth century by the Florentine sculptor […]

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