Archive for the ‘ARTstor’ Category

ARTstor changes image download process

April 4, 2013

ARTstor has announced that it will be zip_7_03changing the process for downloading image files. ARTstor currently uses Java for downloads, but because of the recent security concerns by the Department of Homeland Security, they will soon deliver image downloads — including group downloads — in zip files. Some users will need to install software to unzip donloads, for example (7Zip). ARTstor has not set a specific date for this change. You can read the complete press release here.

Guggenheim Museum images now available in ARTstor

May 22, 2012

© 2009 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS)

ARTstor and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation have released more than 750 images of major artworks from the permanent collection in the ARTstor Digital Library.  This first release amounts to 11% of the Guggenheim Foundation’s projected 7,000 images of art, exhibition installation views, and architecture. Future releases will include 5,000 installation views spanning from 1990s to the present from the Guggenheim Museum in New York, more than 1,000 installations views from the museums in Bilbao and Venice, and 200 historical and contemporary photographs documenting the architecture of these three museum buildings.

To read more about the Guggenheim Foundations collaboration with ARTstor, click here. To view Guggenheim collection images in ARTstor, go here(UCD viewers only).

Workaround for ARTstor OIV on Mac OS X (Lion)

November 14, 2011

ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) is not yet compatible with the newest Mac operating system, OS 10.7 (OS X Lion) but Dr. Charles Choi from Yummy Melon Software has uncovered a workaround:

“Replace the file “JavaApplicationStub” within the app with the one existing on Lion as described in this link:

Please refer this procedure list to one who is conversant with the Unix command line:
Run Terminal and change to the directory holding
rm JavaApplicationStub
cp /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub .

This procedure was successful in getting to run on Lion. That said the app is not fully tested as that’s your responsibility. But in the interim, you can let your users know that this workaround exists.” — Charles Choi

In the meantime, ARTstor’s Quality Assurance testers are trying produce an OS X Lion compatible version of OIV but do not have a release date yet. Stay tuned or contact ARTstor directly.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology now in ARTstor

October 7, 2011

Moche stirrup spout vessel in form of human head

ARTstor Digital Library has collaborated with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University to share more than 3,300 images of Pre-Columbian, African, Native North American, and Oceanic objects from the museum’s permanent collection. Through this collaboration, ARTstor will distribute a total of approximately 154,000 images from the Museum’s collection and approximately 44,000 digital images of the Carnegie Institution of Washington Photographs of Mayan Excavations documenting archaeological excavations throughout Central America. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University is the oldest museum devoted to anthropology in the United States and holds a permanent collection of millions of objects documenting the history of human culture throughout the Americas, Africa, Oceania, Asia, and Europe.

Réunion des Musées Nationaux images now in ARTstor

September 21, 2011

Duchesne, Cycling race, 1902

In collaboration with Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN) and Art Resource, ARTstor has added nearly 4,000 of a projected total 12,000 images to the Digital Library. The Réunion des Musées Nationaux (a French public establishment under the trusteeship of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication) includes 28 premier national and regional museums of France, including the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. The majority of images focus on works by key artists from major European schools, as well as decorative arts and furnishings from castles and royal residences throughout France. French museums with significant holdings in the arts of Asia, Africa, and Oceania are also included

Change to ARTstor downloading procedures

August 24, 2011

This past Monday, ARTstor modified its log in requirements: all ARTstor users are now required to log in to download images regardless of their IP address. Before August 22, UCD campus users could download images without registering; now, all campus users will be required to register and then log in. Registrations made at public terminals will expire at the end of each day.
Other recent changes include batch download to PowerPoint, mouse-over to view larger images, and compatibility with Firefox 5.

New additions to ARTstor

July 20, 2011

China Pavilion

Almost 1,300 new images of contemporary architecture in Shanghai, including the Expo 2010, have been added to ARTstor. ART on FILE photographers were sent to Shanghai by ARTstor to document the architectural highlights of this city, such as Marshall Strabala’s Shanghai Tower (the second tallest tower in the world), the Shanghai Museum (shaped like a Shang Dynasty ding), People’s Square, the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Pudong Riverside Promenade. The Expo 2010 Shanghai China collection includes images of the grounds and pavilions of the largest, most expensive and most visited Expo in the history of World’s Fairs. Among the sites captured by ART on FILE include the Urban Best Practices Area, the Denmark Pavilion (BIG, 2 + 2, and ARUP) and Poland Pavilion (Natalia Paszkowska). To read more about these additions, go here. To learn more about ARTstor’s ART on FILE collection, go here.

ARTstor tips & tools videos

June 22, 2011

This summer ARTstor is introducing video tutorials to help users explore newly released tools or navigate established features. Currently available: “Export to PowerPoint,” “Folders and image groups,” and “How to unlock a password protected folder.” Coming soon: “Faceted Search” and step-by-step PDF guides. You can find these new videos on YouTube and ARTstor’s Help Wiki. Also available: the ARTstor blog

Latest additions to ARTstor

June 22, 2011

Bragg House, Carnegie Survey

In collaboration with the Library of Congress, ARTstor is releasing 6,884 documentary photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston from the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. With support from the Carnegie Corporation in 1933-1940, Johnston (1864-1952) photographed buildings and gardens in nine Southern states in an attempt to document disappearing antebellum architecture.

Dolores Zorreguieta, Wounds, in Franklin Furnace Collection

ARTstor has also collaborated with Franklin Furnace, an organization founded in 1976 by Martha Wilson to promote ephemeral art forms. ARTstor will add 3,345 images of artists’ books, performance art, site-specific works, and other time-based ephemeral arts. For more information on Franklin Furnace, go here.

The Warburg Institute, founded in 1921 to study the influence of the classical tradition in Western arts, is now sharing 10,000 images of Renaissance and Baroque book illustrations from their rare book collection.
In addition to these available collections, ARTstor has just signed several new collection agreements. Soon to be added:
Via Lucas will contribute 2,000 images of medieval Christian churches in France and Spain
• The Justin and Barbara Kerr collection will add 500 still and rollout images of Maya Pre-Colombian vases and artifacts

Latest updates from ARTstor

January 14, 2011

ARTstor has just added several new collections to their image holdings: 400 new images from the permanent collection of the Barnes Foundation (including 59 works by Henri Matisse); a themed collection of about 300 images based on the Biblical story of Judith and Holofernes (funded by a grant from the Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust); and 300 images from the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. ARTstor has also signed agreements with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (to share the Jean Charlot Collection) and with New York-based artist Andrew Spence.