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All About ARTstor: Home

This guide will show users how to perform basic functions in the ARTstor database.

What is in ARTstor?

ARTstor is home to 1.3 million images from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and architecture.

There are more than 60 image collections to browse including collections from:

  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • The American Insitute of Indian Studies
  • The Detroit Institute of Art
  • And many more!

screenshot of navigation menu for Artstor highlighting collection

Under "Collection" you can look at not only the collections acquired by ARTstor for the digital library, but collections uploaded by other institutions that can be searched within ARTstor.

Screenshot of Artstor highlighting open collections link

You can also browse Image Groups created by BGSU users (sometimes by faculty for specific classes), as well as by ARTstor (on different topics). 

Screenshot of Artstor showing groups and institutional images