Collections

Descriptions & status

ARTstor collections are comprised of contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives. We announce contribution agreements and collection releases regularly and are providing the following information to keep you informed of the progress of our efforts to continually build and improve the depth and breadth of ARTstor collections. Full collection descriptions are also available linked from each collection title.

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Collection title Collection size* Percentage of completion
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation 2,100 100%
American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) Collection (University of Michigan) 12,186 100%
American Folk Art Museum 1,500 0%
American Institute of Indian Studies 60,000 58%
Andrew Dickson White Collection of Architectural Photographs (Cornell University Library) 1,370 100%
Wayne Andrews: Architecture (Esto) 4,210 100%
Barbara Anello: Photographs of Southeast Asia and Morocco 750 100%
Architecture of Dublin (University College Dublin) 620 0%
Architecture of Venice (Sarah Quill) 1,000 80%
Art, Archaeology, and Architecture
(Canyonlights World Art Image Bank)
6,223 100%
Art, Archaeology and Architecture
(Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives)
13,000 81%
Art History Survey Collection 4,953 100%
The Art Institute of Chicago Collection 1,343 100%
ARTstor Slide Gallery 191,084 100%
Asia Art Archive 10,000 0%
Asian Art Collection (Connecticut College) 420 100%
Asian Art Photographic Distribution (AAPD)
(University of Michigan)
9,585 100%
Asia Society Collection 282 100%
Barnes Foundation 2,000 0%
Beyond the Taj: Architectural Traditions and Landscape Experience in South Asia (Cornell University Library) 6,684 100%
David Boggett: Art, Architecture, and Festivals in Japan 500 0%
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery (St. Lawrence University) 229 0%
Hal Box and Logan Wagner: Mexican Architecture and Urban Design (University of Texas at Austin) 5,722 100%
Carnegie Arts of the United States 4,176 100%
Carnegie Institution of Washington Photographs of Mayan Excavations (Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University) 44,337 100%
Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South
(Library of Congress)
6,800 0%
Cave Temples at Ellora, India
(Deepanjana Danda Klein and Arno Klein)
6,000 19%
Madeline Caviness: Medieval Stained Glass 1,417 100%
Century Magazine Illustrations of the American Civil War (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) 106 100%
The City College of New York 1,866 0%
Charles Moore Archive 50,000 0%
Judy Chicago 367 100%
Clarence Ward Archive
(National Gallery of Art, Department of Image Collections)
3,901 100%
Classical Antiquity Lantern Slide Collection
(Bryn Mawr College)
325 100%
Classical Sculptures (Berlin State Museums) 587 100%
The Cleveland Museum of Art Collection 6,245 100%
Colby College Museum of Art 2,600 0%
Herbert Cole: African Art, Architecture, and Culture (University of California, Santa Barbara) 947 100%
James Conlon:
Mali and Yemen Sites and Architecture
871 100%
Community Murals (Timothy Drescher) 5,598 100%
Contemporary Architecture, Urban Design, and Public Art (ART on FILE Collection) 11,600 91%
Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace Archives) 5,500 12%
Contemporary Art (Larry Qualls Archive) 100,000 65%
Cook's Voyages to the South Seas (Natural History Museum, London) 1,647 100%
Le Corbusier (Dalhousie University) 252 100%
Cornell Fine Arts Museum Collection (Rollins College) 61 100%
Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi of Great Britain 18,000 0%
The Courtauld Institute of Art: Conway Library 34,000 0%
The Courtauld Institute of Art: The Courtauld Gallery 8,100 0%
Cuban Heritage Collection (University of Miami Libraries) 1,170 100%
Dallas Museum of Art Collection 1,531 100%
Brian Davis: Architecture in Britain 1,656 100%
Davis Museum and Cultural Center Collection
(Wellesley College)
527 100%
Detroit Institute of Arts Collection 1,609 100%
Dura-Europos and Gerasa Archives (Yale University) 18,205 99%
Egyptian and other Ancient Art (Arielle Kozloff Brodkey) 2,444 100%
A. Cemal Ekin: Hagia Sophia 50 0%
European Architecture and Sculpture (Sara N. James) 614 100%
Exhibition Installation Photograph Collection
(The Museum of Modern Art Archives)
16,705 100%
Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States (Library of Congress) 5,443 100%
Farber Gravestone Collection
(American Antiquarian Society)
13,447 100%
Ferguson-Royce: Pre-Columbian Photography (University of Texas at Austin) 4,199 100%
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Collection 15,768 100%
First Fleet Collection (Natural History Museum, London) 600 100%
John R. Fischetti Cartoon Archive (Columbia College Chicago) 3,279 100%
Foto Reali Archive
(National Gallery of Art, Department of Image Collections)
3,366 100%
Foundation for Landscape Studies 5,015 100%
Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles) 700 0%
Freedman Gallery (Albright College) 1,400 0%
Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchives 24,880 100%
The Frick Collection 490 100%
Dov Friedman: American and European Architecture 1,500 38%
Gazette du Bon Ton
(Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
100 65%
George Eastman House 19,161 100%
Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings 189,000 6%
Getty Research Institute: Alexander Liberman Archive 1,500 0%
Getty Research Institute: Julius Shulman Archive 500 0%
Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise Collection 855 100%
Giza Archaeological Expedition Archive (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) 22,206 100%
Graphic Design Collection (The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art) 1,359 100%
Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) 818 100%
Hartill Archive of Architecture and Allied Arts 16,000 99%
Hill Ornithology Collection (Cornell University Library) 265 100%
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress) 200,000 0%
Historic American Sheet Music Covers
(Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
29 100%
Historic Campus Architecture Project
(Council of Independent Colleges)
4,045 100%
Historic Illustrations of Art & Architecture
(Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
301 100%
Historical Scenic Design (Alexander Adducci) 2,849 100%
Huntington Archive of Asian Art 10,774 100%
Illuminated Manuscript Collection
(Princeton University Library)
3,299 100%
The Illustrated Bartsch 51,525 100%
Image of the Black in Western Art (Harvard University) 30,000 24%
Indianapolis Museum of Art Collection 123 100%
Islamic Art and Architecture Collection
(Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny)
18,743 100%
Italian and other European Art (Scala Archives) 13,808 96%
Julia Jacquette 13 100%
J. Paul Getty Museum Collection 415 100%
Ellsworth Kelly 200 0%
Aida Laleian: Architecture in Romania and Armenia 960 0%
Allan Langdale: Cyprus Archive 3,351 0%
Latin American Art (Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros) 500 35%
Library of Congress Collection 20,661 100%
Roy Lichtenstein 1,172 100%
Ralph Lieberman: Architectural Photography 3,000 72%
Rob Linrothe: Tibetan and Buddhist Art 1,127 100%
Christopher Long: Central European Architecture (University of Texas at Austin) 215 100%
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection 1,039 100%
William L. MacDonald: Architecture (Princeton University) 3,000 0%
Magnum Photos 79,696 100%
Manuscripts and Early Printed Books
(Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)
24,514 100%
Eugene James Martin 200 100%
Mellink Archive (Bryn Mawr College) 3,912 100%
The Mellon International Dunhuang Archive 75,483 95%
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 9,042 100%
The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Brooklyn Museum Costumes
5,883 100%
The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
William Keighley
5,500 18%
Mexican Retablos (Jorge Durand and Douglas Massey) 170 100%
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Collection 1,142 100%
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Faculty Artists 40 100%
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Collection 4,653 100%
Modern Latin American Art (Jacqueline Barnitz, Art and Art History Department, The University of Texas at Austin) 4,699 100%
Moreen O'Brien Maser Memorial Collection
(Skidmore College)
854 100%
The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy 1,606 0%
Tom Muir 60 0%
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Collection 13,104 100%
The Museum of Modern Art: Architecture and Design
6,949 100%
The Museum of Modern Art: Painting and Sculpture 1,467 100%
Museum of the City of New York 55,238 0%
National Gallery of Art 715 100%
Native American Art and Culture
(National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution)
11,900 100%
New Museum of Contemporary Art Collection 6,273 100%
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum 1,200 69%
Alka Patel: South Asian and Cuban Art and Architecture 10,604 100%
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Harvard University) 154,000 0%
Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale University) 11,420 0%
Elizabeth Peyton 173 100%
Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection 5,046 62%
The Phillips Collection 1,178 100%
Plans of Ancient and Medieval Buildings and Archaeological Sites (Bryn Mawr College) 7,989 100%
QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture
(Columbia University)
3,280 39%
Ralph Lieberman Archive (Harvard University) 3,500 0%
Rescue Public Murals (Heritage Preservation) 300 0%
Réunion des Musées Nationaux 11,666 0%
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 1,269 100%
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Circus Collection 4,896 100%
Diego Rivera (Detroit Institute of Arts) 1,380 0%
Mark Rogovin: Mexican Murals 250 0%
Milton Rogovin: Social Documentary Photographs 260 100%
Mark Rothko 1,347 13%
Christopher Roy: African Art and Field Photography 3,501 100%
SAHARA 8,991 100%
The Samuel H. Kress Collection 1,757 100%
The Samuel H. Kress Collection: Lantern Slides 826 100%
Emilio Sanchez Foundation 79 100%
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 976 100%
Saint Louis Art Museum 1,838 100%
Seattle Art Museum 2,718 100%
The Schlesinger History of Women in America Collection 36,002 100%
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art 800 25%
Shuilu'an Temple (Northwestern University) 20 100%
Sites and Photos 90,000 33%
Smith College Museum of Art 3,000 0%
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection 4,125 100%
Southeast Asia Visions: John M. Echols Collection
(Cornell University Library)
10,070 100%
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Collection 4,566 100%
Ezra Stoller Archive (Esto) 26,000 57%
Carl Strom and Jennifer Strom:
Korean Buddhist Monasteries
3,249 100%
Study Photographs of Tapestries in the Getty Research Library Photo Study Collection 4,879 100%
Terra Foundation for American Art Collection 704 100%
Tenniel Civil War Cartoon Collection
(Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
53 100%
The Trout Gallery (Dickinson College) 6,000 0%
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: University Library 9,150 0%
Vesalius Anatomical Illustrations
(Northwestern University)
253 100%
Victoria and Albert Museum Collection 1,079 100%
David Wade: Pattern in Islamic Art 1,500 100%
The Walters Art Museum 3,779 100%
Wilfried Wang: Modern Architecture (University of Texas at Austin) 458 100%
The Warburg Institute 10,000 22%
Williams College Museum of Art Collection 66 100%
Beverly Willis 50 0%
Robert Winter: Architecture of California (Occidental College) 2,500 0%
World Monuments Fund 2,000 0%
World War I and II Posters and Postcards
(University of Minnesota Libraries)
5,737 100%
Wriston Art Center Galleries
(Lawrence University)
1,278 0%
Yale University Art Gallery 1,926 100%
Yao Ceremonial Artifacts (Ohio University) 3,700 77%
Fondazione Federico Zeri (Università di Bologna) 25,900 0%

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor's approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.