Getting Started with Artstor

Introduction of Artstor, the major database of images for the visual arts and allied disciplines.

General Policies: Caveat Investigator

All use of Artstor images must be for noncommercial, educational purposes. Copyright must be rigorously observed. The data for each image indicate who provided the image and information on whom to contact should the researcher wish to use the image.


Through the program Images for Academic Publishing (IAP), some collections include images whose rights have been cleared for academic use. Researchers can retrieve IAP images by including IAP in a basic or advanced search. The researcher will be asked to complete an online form to request permission to use an image. Use is governed by specific terms and conditions.