Monday, December 10, 2007

ARTstor Database Updates

Installation Photos from the New Museum of Contemporary Art Collection Now in ARTstor

ARTstor is pleased to announce the release of over 6,000 images into the New Museum of Contemporary Art Collection. The images document installations from the Museum since its opening in 1977. This release coincides with the opening of the Museum's new facility in New York and greatly increases the Digital Library’s representation of contemporary art.

New Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library: the Modern Latin American Art Collection

ARTstor and the Art and Art History Department at the University of Texas, Austin have collaborated on a project to digitize and distribute the teaching slides from Professor Jacqueline Barnitz’s collection. This release contains over 3,800 images that provide teachers, students and scholars with a core teaching collection in the area of modern Latin American art.

More Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Images from the Bodleian Library, Oxford University

ARTstor is pleased to announce the addition of over 6,400 high quality images of manuscripts and early printed books from the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. This brings the collection contents to over 10,800 images. The entire collection will reach approximately 25,000 with subsequent releases through 2008.

Images from the Kress Collection

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and ARTstor are happy to announce the release of approximately 640 images of art works formerly belonging to the Kress Collection. Many of the greatest Italian artists appear in the Kress Collection, as do numerous significant works by less familiar masters.

Images from the Carnegie Institution of Washington Mayan Excavations (Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University)

ARTstor, in collaboration with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, is happy to announce the initial release of over 22,000 images of Mayan excavations. The images come from the renowned photographic archives of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW), which documents archaeological excavations throughout Central America.

Now Available in ARTstor: the Natural History Drawings of the Endeavour Voyage

In collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London, ARTstor has digitized and now released a collection of over 950 watercolors, drawings, and related paintings of botany and zoological subjects documented on Captain James Cook's voyage aboard the HMS Endeavour between 1768 and 1771.

Additional Images from the Mellon International Dunhuang Archives

ARTstor is pleased to announce a sizable addition toThe Mellon International Dunhuang Archive. Nearly 40,000 images from the British Library manuscripts and over 28,000 images from the Bibliotheque national de France manuscripts will join the previously released images of the Buddhist cave shrines in Dunhuang, China.

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