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ARTstor is a collection of over one million digital images in the areas of art, architecture, humanities, and social sciences for use in research and teaching for the University of Colorado Digital Library community.

ARTstor is a non-profit subscription service initiated by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to provide curated collections of digital images and associated data for noncommercial and scholarly, non-profit educational use. ARTstor became available in July 2004, and has over 1,000 U.S. and international institutions participating.

Collections include the Art History Survey Collection, the Hartill Archive of Architecture and Allied Arts, the MOMA Architecture and Design Collection, the Carnegie Arts of the U.S., and the Huntington Archive of Asian Arts. Included with each image is descriptive information such as title, creator, date, size, and current location. ARTstor also provides tools to create webpages, presentations, and study guides. For more information please see Using ARTstor.

Accessing ARTstor

Access to ARTstor is limited to the University of Colorado System and the Auraria Higher Education Campus. Off-campus access may differ depending on the institution that you are affiliated with.

Auraria and CU Denver

ARTstor is available on the Article Databases and Indexes page. Authentication is required to access ARTstor; enter your name and id number in the off-campus login page. If you experience a significant delay, access ARTstor directly from the website

CU Boulder

ARTstor is available on the Find Articles & More page. Anyone accessing ARTstor from an on-campus computer will be granted access automatically by IP authentication. ARTstor is accessible from off-campus using Virtual Private Network (VPN) software. See for information on downloading and installing the VPN software.

CU-Colorado Springs

ARTstor is available to the CU-Colorado Springs community via the CU-Colorado Springs VPN. See the IT Help Desk webpage for instructions to connect to the VPN software.

For any questions related to ARTstor, contact your campus representative listed below:

Alexander Watkins
Art Librarian
UCB Libraries
Elaine Paul
Director, Visual Resources Center
Department of Art & Art History
Colorado Springs
Judith Rice-Jones
Social Sciences and Art Librarian
Kraemer Family Library
Amanda Burch
Director of Visual Resources
Visual and Performing Arts Department
Denver Auraria Higher Education Center
Linda Tietjen
Arts and Architecture Bibliographer
Auraria Library
College of Arts and Media 303-556-4298
Michael Palamara
Manager, Visual Resource Center

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