The Artstor collection is the most extensive image resource for educational and scholarly use. It brings together visual media from top museums, archives, scholars, and artists — all rights-cleared for education and research.
Now accessible along JSTOR’s journals, books, and other primary sources, the collection expands your avenues of research in one convenient workflow.
Deeper and more diverse
With more than two million images (and growing), scholars can easily examine wide-ranging material such as Native American art from the Smithsonian, treasures from the Louvre, and modern architectural plans from Columbia University.
The Artstor collections’s breadth of content supports study across disciplines, including anthropology from Harvard’s Peabody Museum, archaeology from Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Art Archives, and world events from Magnum Photos, making it a resource for your whole institution.
In addition to its licensed content, Artstor offers hundreds of thousands of freely accessible museum, library, and archive images for everyone.
Rights-cleared and trustworthy
The images in Artstor are curated from reliable sources and have been rights-cleared for use in education and research — you are free to use them in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.
Unlike results from commercial search engines, the images are accompanied by high-quality metadata from the collection catalogers, curators, institutions, and artists themselves.
Ideal for teaching and learning
JSTOR’s IIIF image viewer offers zooming, full-screen and side-by-side comparison modes, and increased accessibility for users with disabilities. As the year progresses, we will be adding more tools for working and teaching with images, making your experience even better.
The Artstor collection’s content is discoverable on JSTOR along an increasingly diverse array of primary sources, research reports, and images from libraries around the world. By combining images with essential scholarship, you’ll strengthen the depth and quality of your research, make innovative connections, and spark unexpected discoveries.