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Art and Art History

Resources for the study and enjoyment of art and art history

Locating Images

Museum websites are excellent sources for images. Search specific museum websites to locate collections for your project. You should also check Flickr and Artstor as many museums and cultural institutions are using these platforms to share images.


Copyright Versus Creative Commons

© Copyright 
According to "Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture."

How do I know if something is still under copyright? There is a chart for that, created by Cornell University.

Creative Commons License Symbol Creative Commons
To learn more about Creative Commons licenses watch Creative Commons Kiwi by Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand.You might also explore the CC website, see who uses CC licenses, or try building your own Creative Commons license.


Using the Artstor Offline Image Viewer

  1. To use the Offline Image Viewer you first need to create an account in Artstor by clicking the Artstor link above.
  2. From Artstor, click the login/register link located at the top right of the home page.
  3. Enter your email address and create a password. You are now a registered individual user of Artstor, affiliated with Mount Holyoke.
  4. To download the Offline Image Viewer click on the tools menu from within Artstor, click download offline presentation tool and follow the directions.
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