This video demonstrates how to register for an ARTstor account.
There are several ways to capture an image.
To download an Artstor Image:
To copy or save a thumbnail of an Artstor Image:
To copy or save an Artstor Image:
If you're searching for furniture from another country, use search terms both in English and the vernacular. For example, if you're searching the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection for French chairs, search both chair and chaise or both sofa and settee. The same goes for searching international resources where they have an English option and a vernacular option. Search both the English term and its vernacular counterpart. If you're searching the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum for chairs, search both stol (Norwegian) and chair, both bord and table. You may also want to use words that denote the inside of a house, like room or interior, for example.
Use Google Translate to find vernacular terms for English objects.Image Collections
There are two main methods of finding images in ARTstor: searching or browsing.
Browsing by Geography
On the front page of the Digital Library, go to Browse area in the lower left corner and click Geography.
Go to the ARTstor navigation menu and click Find > Browse ARTstor by > Geography.
Use the keyword search to run a basic search for images. If you retrieve too many images, you can refine your search.
The advanced search option allows you to narrow your results by:
This tutorial teaches you how to find images using the advanced search option within the Artstor Digital Library.
In addition to searching the open web, try these licensed databases to find images.
Don't forget to see if the designers on a show have a professional website with an online portfolio. You may also want to check the website of the theatre where the original show premiered to access any archival materials they may have.