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Erich Salomon. The American newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst reading telegraphs in his castle “La Cuesta Encantada,” San Simeon, CA. 1930. Silver gelatin photograph. Licensed under CC0

Erich Salomon. The American newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst reading telegraphs in his castle “La Cuesta Encantada,” San Simeon, CA. 1930. Silver gelatin photograph. Licensed under CC0

The William Randolph Hearst Archive has contributed 2,050 images to the Artstor Digital Library,* providing an intriguing perspective on the collecting passions of Hearst, the man best known to us as a newspaper baron, and notoriously immortalized on film as the unscrupulous “Citizen Kane.”

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Citadel of Erbil (Arbil), brick houses along wall perimeter. 18-19th century. Erbil, Iraq. Photographer: Zainab Bahrani, 2013. Image and data provided by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

Citadel of Erbil (Arbil), brick houses along wall perimeter. 18-19th century. Erbil, Iraq. Photographer: Zainab Bahrani, 2013. Image and data provided by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

Columbia University’s Media Center for Art History at the Department of Art History and Archaeology has contributed additional material on world architecture to the Artstor Digital Library, including approximately 335 interactive and dynamic virtual reality panoramas and more than 5200 photographs.* The contribution presents ancient buildings and monuments in Iraq and the architecture of Turkey—mostly mosques in Istanbul—from the 15th through 19th centuries.

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Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul-Spiti, Dankhar Gompa, India. Offering table in front of second Buddha. c. late 17th - 18th century. Detail from mural painting (east corner, south wall) in sNa ka mTshang Hall. Image and data provided by Rob Linrothe.

Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul-Spiti, Dankhar Gompa, India. Offering table in front of second Buddha. c. late 17th – 18th century. Detail from mural painting (east corner, south wall) in sNa ka mTshang Hall. Image and data provided by Rob Linrothe.

An additional contribution of nearly 1,000 images has been made to the Rob Linrothe: Tibetan and Buddhist Art collection in the Artstor Digital Library, bringing the total to over 5,000.* Scholar/photographer Linrothe has provided this unique resource in collaboration with the Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College and Northwestern University.

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Pinjore, Panchkula, Haryana, India. Mughal Garden. 1658-1707. Image and data provided by American Institute of Indian Studies. Photographer: D.P. Nanda.

Pinjore, Panchkula, Haryana, India. Mughal Garden. 1658-1707. Image and data provided by American Institute of Indian Studies. Photographer: D.P. Nanda.

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) has contributed an additional 5,094 images to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total to more than 69,000.*
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In this second installment of our college art museum collection launch (see our post about the first installment here), the Artstor Digital Library has released 14,000+ images from four additional institutions. Between the two launches, there are now more than 29,000 new images available to Artstor participants.* Highlights from this release include American and European paintings and works on paper, and historical objects from around the world.
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The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) has contributed 2,600 additional images of its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total to more than 2,750.* The selection in Artstor represents the Museum’s holdings across Western, African, Eastern, and ancient collections. (more…)

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James McNeill Whistler. Nocturne. c. 1878. Wash lithograph on blue tinted chine collé. Image and original data provided by the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University.

James McNeill Whistler. Nocturne. c. 1878. Wash lithograph on blue tinted chine collé. Image and original data provided by the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University.

The Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (DAC) has contributed 4,300 additional images of works on paper from their permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library bringing their total to more than 6,300.* The selection in Artstor includes many highlights, with an emphasis on western prints from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. (more…)

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