Category: VRL

Last Supper Larger than Life

last supper

A 16 billion pixel image of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper has been posted on the internet, giving art lovers a detailed view of the 15th Century work. If you haven’t seen Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in person, this is your chance to truly explore the details of this amazing work of art. You can see it at: http://www.haltadefinizione.com/en/

To read more about this project go to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7065903.stm

ARTstor and the University of Michigan collaborate to digitize the Asian Art Photographic Distribution

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.

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Two New Archives from the Negative Collection at the Frick Art Reference Library

ARTstor is pleased to announce the completion of an important collaboration with the Frick Art Reference Library. This collaboration has focused on the Frick Library’s renowned Negative Collection, an archive of approximately 60,000 large-format negatives that is prized by scholars as a unique visual record of lesser-known and largely unpublished European and American paintings. These paintings are often documented with invaluable, unpublished information and scholarly opinions assembled under the Frick’s auspices. The Negative Collection is the product of both ongoing acquisitions programs and dedicated photographic campaigns sponsored by the Frick Library.

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Anthropology Collection in CONTENTdm

The Visual Resources Library is happy to announce that the Anthropology Collection of digital images is now available to you from the Digital Collections web page. These images are from archeological sites in North America, Mesoamerica, Jericho, and China. There are also images of primates and human evolution.

To view the collection please select “Anthropology Collection” from the CONTENTdm list of image collections at: http://www.lawrence.edu/library/images/index.shtml

ARTstor and the Metropolitan Museum of Art announce a New Service

Images for Academic Publishing (IAP)

ARTstor in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced a new service, Images for Academic Publishing (IAP). IAP allows scholars to download and use, free of charge, high-resolution digital images for scholarly publications. Initially, nearly 1,700 images representative of the broad range of the Metropolitan Museum’s encyclopedic collection will be available through the ARTstor interface to users at all ARTstor participating institutions. With time, we hope to grow the IAP service to include images from multiple sources.