Answered By: Anna Harper
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2022     Views: 99

Artstor does provides approximately 39,000 publication-quality images for use in scholarly publications, in any discipline, free of charge.  These images may not be used for book covers.

The Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program was initiated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007 to enable scholars to provide visual materials to their academic publications, and has grown as more museums participate.

Because the University of Denver Libraries subscribes to Artstor, current members of our community can access the images via the database.  Add "images for academic publishing" to your search to retrieve images.  For example, if you would like to find images for costumes from the 1920s, use the advanced search to select the type of medium desired, type "images for academic publishing" into the search box, and limit the years from 1920 to 1929.

Artstor Advanced Search, as described above.

Once you have identified an image you would like to use, click on the image:

Results of Artstor search as described above. There are 565 results total.

You will be asked to log in/register with your DU email to download and save images. Click the Download button next to the image. A box will pop up with a general notice about the terms and conditions associated with using the image.  Click on I Accept:

Artstor Terms and Conditions to download an image.

The image will then be downloaded as a JPG file to your device.

For images that aren't part of the IAP program, or if you need the image for a use other than an academic publication, click on the caption beneath the image for the full record which contains information about rights, as well as contact information.