In May 2005, ARTstor and the University of Michigan announced a partnership through which they would make available digital versions of many of the images previously distributed by the University of Michigan’s non-profit slide distribution service. The collaboration focused initially on the ACSAA Color Slide Project, which was digitized in partnership with the American Council for Southern Asian Art. ARTstor recently announced the completion of this project and the inclusion of more than 12,000 ACSAA Color Slide Project images in the ARTstor Digital Library. These images have significantly enriched ARTstor’s holdings in the South Asian art, complementing the related materials from the Huntington Archive of Asian Art.
ARTstor and the University of Michigan are now collaborating to digitize the majority of the slides from another important archive at the University of Michigan’s Department of the History of Art: the archive associated with Asian Art Photographic Distribution, which focuses on the art of East Asia.