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Art and Art History: Image Resources

ARTstor Image Database

The ARTstor Digital Library is one of the premiere image databases for research in art and art history topics. It includes more than 80 collections of over one million images. The collections are gathered from a wide variety of museums, research collections, artists and artists’ estates, library special collections, and photo archives. Content includes images from the fields of art, architecture, material culture, maritime history, anthropology, and archeology.  The collection is available for non-commercial and educational use only through the Vera Bracken Library.

ARTstor is not only a rich digital library of art images and descriptive information, but also provides software tools to enable active use of the collections. ARTstor's search interface allows users to view and analyze images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.

Several in-depth tutorials on using key features are available on the ARTstor website.

Image Resources on the Web

The sites below offer images for research in art and art history and are especially good for illustrating a research paper or creating a class presentation.