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Artstor is moving to JSTOR!

On August 1, 2024, Artstor will be retired. All Artstor content will be accessible via JSTOR. Read on for more details including information about upcoming workshops on finding images in JSTOR. 

Artstor as a standalone website and image database will be retired on August 1, 2024. But not to fear! All Artstor content, features, and functionalities are moving to JSTOR.

ITHAKA, the organization that maintains and provides access to both Artstor and JSTOR, launched the project to integrate Artstor into JSTOR in order to create a robust platform for discovering and working with both text and images. For more information about the transition, see this overview, this updates page, and this guide.

Here are some other facts to know:

  • Artstor will be supported and available until August 1, 2024.
  • Almost all of Artstor’s 2.5 million+ images are already available in JSTOR. All of Purchase College Library’s images are also now available in JSTOR.
  • The majority of Arstor’s features and functionalities are now available in JSTOR. Please consult feature comparison chart
  • If you have created an account in Artstor, you can use the same credentials to log in to JSTOR.
  • All Artstor users’ image groups will be copied to JSTOR workspace in February 2024. Visit theYour Artstor Image groups on JSTORhelp guide and/orthis Support entry for more information on preparing for the move. If you create an image group in Artstor after February 2024, it may not be automatically transferred. You can transfer them over yourself using the help documentation linked above.


To help with the transition, the Library will be offering a series of workshops. All workshop dates will cover the same content:

    • Finding and Organizing Images in JSTOR
    • Moving Image Groups from Artstor to JSTOR
    • Finding local image collections in JSTOR

Workshop Details:
(Registration is not required)

Monday, April 29, 11:00am – 12:00am (zoom)
Thursday, May 2, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Library Lab 1004c)
Tuesday, May 7, 2:30pm – 3:30m (zoom) cancelled