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Finding Images

Online resources for History of Art Students. Part of the Materials module.

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Hundreds of thousands of artworks from thousands of artists, explorable online. You can zoom in on over 45,000 super high-res images, many of which can be studied in detail beyond what is possible with the naked eye. You can also take a Google Street View 360 degree tour of over 130 museums and galleries, and explore historical sites.
Finding Images
All of the Resources in this presentation are available via the
Finding Images
tab on the Subject Guide
YODL. (York Digital Library)
A word on Copyright.
Ned Potter
Academic Liaison Librarian, History of Art
1.9 million works of art, design and architecture
Covers wide range of cultures and time periods
Clear for Educational Use
Good features for examining works and using images in presentations
We're going to sign up and register now. From the Finding Images tab on the Subject Guide, click ArtStor, then click the Enter Artstor Digital Library button near the top right of the screen
You'll see this screen;
click Enter
Arstor Digital Library
Click on Advanced Search
Search your York Minster AND Chapter House
Look at the 4th one along (
Chapter House ceiling
): click on the caption for more info, double click on the image to view it properly.
Try zooming right in, moving around etc.
Being developed in-house to contain resources used for teaching, research and study at the University. A lot of images for history of art already available in YODL. These include
slide collections which have been digitised
, and illustrations scanned from text books to make them more accessible for study.

Some material in YODL is available for everyone to use, but some collections are limited to only those students studying a particular module – for copyright reasons. This means that when you log in, you won’t have access to
in YODL.

A law which protects the creator or a work – whether artistic, literary, music, film, broadcast. A law which states that no-one else can copy, publish, lend, rent, sell or adapt the work within a certain time period after its creation.

However, there are exceptions in the law, where restricted acts (i.e publishing, distributing, adapting) are allowed in certain scenarios and under certain conditions. The ones which apply to your use are:

1) Works where the copyright has expired. For artistic works this is 70 years from the death of the artist. Remember: even if the artist died over 70 years ago, the image you are using e.g. a photo of a Monet painting, might still be within copyright.
2) Exceptions for fair dealing: this includes research, private study, criticism and review – which covers your assignments. For research and privates study, the assumption is that the work is not going to be published. (If a website clearly states you cannot download their images, then you would be breaking their Terms and Conditions by downloading, so you mustn’t do it, even if technically you could claim fair-dealing usage of the image.) You can photocopy 5% or one chapter from a book. You can copy one illustration from a book or an article.
3) Educational purposes – includes teaching and exams – so your lecturers can use images in your exam papers, and this is ok.

Where possible – use the online resources where you know it’s ok to download the images eg YODL, ARTstor, Pre-Raphaelite collection.

Useful image resources
Pre-Raphelite Online Resource
Art & Architecture
Grand Tour
Print Resources
Linked from the Subject Guide: images from Pre-Raphaelite collection at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Can zoom into images for closer detail in same way as ARTstor. Provides contextual information. Can register for free and build you own collections of images to re-use. Can download the images for educational use.

See also another resource for a specific period: Grand Tour – images for period 1550-1850.

Art & Architecture – image database of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Similar features to ARTstor and Pre-Raphaelite sites. Can browse collections or search, register to create your own account.

Keep in mind: website states that you have to buy a print copy or license a digital copy in order to re-use for educational purposes.

Paintings, sketches and photographs associated with the Grand Tour, from 1550 - 1850
There may be occasions when you can’t find the image you need online or the quality of the image is not good enough and you need to use a printed version.

You can photocopy, scan or take your own digital photos of images in books. Printers in library and PC classrooms with print, copy and scan. Scanning costs 1p, sends a PDF to email address.

Remember if using an image from a book, you need to state which book you found it in when you give the reference for the image. Departmental handbook will tell you how to reference your images.

Key part for scanning:
Don't use stuff you don't have permissions for in public! Some organisations pursue copyright claims VERY aggressively...
Google Arts & Culture
A brief introduction to...
Any questions?
A diverse range of collections of visual arts images, for example, from the Imperial War Museum, Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, National Inventory of Continental European Paintings and the National Fine Art Collection
Go to subjectguides.york.ac.uk - choose History of Art
Use the tips on pages 5 + 6 of the guide to curate your own gallery. Aim for at least 3 pictures, united by some so of theme (location, time, artist, movement, whatever you want)
Then this screen - click
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