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  • Media Vault Program Ending

    The three-year, grant-funded UC Berkeley Media Vault Program comes to an end this month. Although the program officially comes to an end very soon, they will be extending online access to our Portfolio website through the end of January 2011. At …

  • Super High-Resolution Images from the Uffizi Gallery

    Have you every wanted to see Caravaggio’s Bacchus so close up that you could see the dirt under his fingernails? Or see the individual characters on the pages of text in Leonardo’s Annunciation? Well, now you can, thanks to …

  • Featured Collection: The British Museum

    The British Museum has over 500,000 of their collection images available through their online database. The images are available in download sizes of 1024 pixels wide, or greater, and are approved for non-commercial education use. In …

  • Download online videos

    If you would like to show an online video in a lecture but are afraid you won't have reliable Internet access, it might be a good idea to download that video to your hard drive first. You can quickly and easily download videos from sites such as …

  • New ARTstor collections

    Several new collections are available in ARTstor. The Metropolitian Museum of Art contributed 900 images of art and architecture from along the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. Bryn Mawr College has made a collection of 8,000 images of …

  • MS Office 2008 file converter

    If you are a Mac user with an older version of MS Office (e.g. 2004 or older) you may find that you are unable to open files created with MS Office 2008. This is especially true if you are trying to use the new batch download feature in ARTstor, …

  • Featured Collection: SFMOMA ArtScope

    This month's featured collection is from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. You may search from among 4,627 digital images representing SFMOMA's collection holdings, or explore the collection with their ArtScope visual browsing tool. The …

  • Video Tutorials from UT Austin

    The Visual Resources Collection in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin has posted several professionally produced video tutorials on their YouTube channel. Many of the videos are of interest to art historians teaching …

  • Guide for Using Digital Images in Teaching and Learning

    The University of Reading has created an excellent online guide to using digital images in teaching and learning. The online guide provides information on how to create images, use them in presentations, and manage them on your computer. It is a …

  • Featured Collection: New York Public Library Digital Gallery

    Every month I will be highlighting an on-line digital image collection. This month's featured collection is the New York Public Library's 'Digital Gallery'. The NYPL Digital Gallery is a searchable database of over 700,000 digital images …