Try the new experience on JSTOR
Try the new experience on JSTOR

The Artstor website will be retired on August 1, 2024, but you can get started with Artstor on JSTOR now using the resources below.

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Search and discover

Search across Artstor plus other openly accessible image and primary source collections on JSTOR. Find exactly what you need: Search by media type or color (try van gogh blue), browse by collection, geography, or classification, and save as you go.

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Copy to Workspace

To ensure you have what you need to get started, your Artstor image groups were copied to your JSTOR Workspace in February 2024.

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Copy to Workspace

Workspace replaces image groups, making it easy to save, organize, annotate, and export Artstor's images and groups along with articles, book chapters, and other images and primary sources from JSTOR.

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Frequently asked questions General
Why is Artstor moving to JSTOR?
  • JSTOR is investing in the future and sustainability of Artstor's high-quality collections and key functionality by incorporating them in one platform, where we will continue to build tools for teaching and learning as we expand access to this invaluable visual resource.
  • As a mission-driven nonprofit, JSTOR works to promote and preserve the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Institutions are increasingly seeking streamlined, trustworthy, and cost-effective solutions in the changing landscape of research and education, and we are working to meet those needs by bringing diverse digital content together in a platform optimized for teaching and research.
  • This is why we're bringing what we call the Artstor experience — its library and key functionalities — to JSTOR. We know that Artstor isn't just images, but also the experience of using those images, whether that involves downloading or citing, zooming or comparing, creating groups, or sharing curated content. We've already brought these features and more to JSTOR, where they will be enhanced, maintained, and joined by many more.
How do I access Artstor content on JSTOR?

Artstor users can easily log in to JSTOR in the following ways:

  • If you have access to Artstor or previously registered for an account on Artstor, the same email address and password also works on JSTOR.
  • If you have logged into your Artstor account within the last 120 days, you will have access to content your institution subscribes to from JSTOR and Artstor.
  • If you usually log in to your Artstor account through your institution's login page, you can now do that on JSTOR as well.

Visit Artstor on JSTOR: Working with images training page for more information on where to go from here.

Is there a difference in quality between the images on Artstor and on JSTOR?

The quality of the Artstor images you see on the JSTOR platform is the same, with the same resolution.

When is the Artstor website going away?

The Artstor website will be retired and all users will be redirected to JSTOR on August 1, 2024. Artstor's high-quality collections and key functionality are now available on JSTOR.

Will JSTOR set up redirects for Artstor image and/or image group URLs to their JSTOR counterpart?
Yes. On August 1, 2024, will redirect to, Artstor item stable links will redirect to their counterpart on JSTOR, and image group links will redirect to their Workspace folder counterpart. Redirects will be in place for at least a year (August 1, 2025) per best practices, though we recommend updating permalinks for content and images as soon as you're ready to use Artstor on JSTOR.
Where can I find support materials?
Here are a few places to start:
  • We are continuously updating and adding new content on the Artstor on JSTOR: Working with images training page.
  • Register for an Images on JSTOR training webinar on April 25, 2024 at 1:00 pm EDT.
  • You can also always find help on our Support site.
Will the Artstor website continue to be supported until it is retired?
Yes. Core functionality (e.g., content, search, browse, image groups, authentication) will receive the same support through August 1, 2024, and our support team will maintain dedicated support for the Artstor site. As we get closer to retiring Artstor, we might not fix smaller problems that arise in favor of ensuring that JSTOR is fully ready to support Artstor users across the board.
Features and Functionality
Are all Artstor features available on JSTOR?

We've put together a feature comparison chart to help show you and your users which Artstor features are on JSTOR, where you can find them, and what is still in development. This table is updated with every new release.

Where can I find more information on specific features?

Our release notes page on our support site covers all major image-related updates to JSTOR since January 2022, and links to further documentation where relevant.

How do I search for images on JSTOR?

You can start your search with images only, or start with a general search and narrow your results to images. You can search by media type or color, search within curated Artstor collections only, browse by collection, geography, or classification, and save as you go.

Can I have image groups on JSTOR?

Yes. Workspace on JSTOR replaces image groups. Here, you can save, organize, present, annotate, and export Artstor’s images and groups along with articles, book chapters, and other images and primary sources from JSTOR. We also copied all Artstor users’ groups to JSTOR in February 2024. Learn more in the image group section of this FAQ.

Will personal collections be supported and/or automatically moved to JSTOR?
Existing personal collection items on Artstor can be copied to JSTOR Workspace folders using the copy tool. For step-by-step instructions, see the Artstor image group section of this FAQ. We are also exploring functionality to allow users to add new personal items to JSTOR, and will have more information about this in the first half of 2024.
How do I browse or search collections on JSTOR?

Visit our collections page to browse or filter the collections list, or perform a search within all collections. You can scope your search to Artstor collections or open collections only, and you can use search facets on collection pages to browse within collections by classification, geography, date, image resolution and more.

Artstor image groups
Will my Artstor image groups automatically be available on JSTOR? If so, when?

Yes. JSTOR copied all Artstor users’ image groups to their personal JSTOR Workspaces in February 2024. Learn more about Artstor image groups on JSTOR.

What if I create or modify image groups after JSTOR copied them in February 2024?

If you create and/or modify image groups on Artstor after February 1, 2024, you can copy your image groups to JSTOR on your own until August 1, 2024, when the Artstor website will be retired.

When JSTOR copied all image groups in February 2024, did this affect image groups on Artstor, and/or groups already copied to JSTOR?

No. This one-time copy event did not affect image groups on Artstor, nor did it affect image groups that are copied to Workspace by users before or after.

Were image group owners alerted when their image groups were copied?

Yes, users received an email with documentation, a video introduction to image groups on JSTOR, and a link to their personal Workspace, where copied groups will appear as folders.

How do copied groups appear in JSTOR Workspace?

They appear as folders in your personal JSTOR Workspaces. The Workspace folders retain the names of copied image groups.

Are image group shared permissions transferred from Artstor to the JSTOR Workspace folder?

Yes, if the image group owner’s affiliated institution and group’s institution shared permissions are the same institution, we automatically reshare the new workspace folder with that institution on JSTOR.

What happens when an item is copied that isn't available on JSTOR?

You will receive a report listing any items that failed to copy due to being unavailable on JSTOR. When or if an item becomes available, it will automatically appear in the Workspace folder.

If I already copied an image group myself, did JSTOR copy it again?

Yes, all image groups that exist for a user on Artstor were copied into a Workspace folder. You can easily delete unwanted groups that are automatically copied.

Will personal collections be copied to Workspace?

Personal collections from Artstor will only be copied to JSTOR if they are included in an existing image group. Here is how to add personal collections to image groups on Artstor:

  1. Log into Artstor.
  2. Open the “Browse” drop-down menu and select “Personal Collections.”
  3. Open the “Organize” drop-down menu and select “Select all on page” to select all images on the page.
  4. Select Save selections to a new group and choose a name for your new image group.
    1. Note: You can display up to 72 items per page. If you have more than this in your personal collection, repeat these steps for each page.
If you didn’t complete this process before image groups were copied in February, you can still follow the steps above and use our copy tool to transfer personal content to JSTOR until August 1, 2024.

Can I find Artstor’s licensed collections on JSTOR?

Yes, Artstor’s licensed collections are already on JSTOR. Check the status of all Artstor collections.

Is all the Public content from Artstor on JSTOR?

Unlike the Artstor Digital Library content on the current Artstor website, which is licensed to Artstor participants by JSTOR, the Public Collections on the Artstor website are published and managed by content contributors and not part of the licensed Artstor content. These contributors have control over their content, including whether or when it is published to JSTOR. Thus, not all public collections that are available on the Artstor website have been republished to JSTOR. Conversely, there are new collections published to JSTOR that are not available on the Artstor website. You can explore all collections available on JSTOR on the Collections page.

What is the timeline for having audio and video files on JSTOR?
Audio, video, and panorama are all supported on JSTOR as of December 2023.
Feature comparison
Search Find what you want quickly and easily Image search
Image search
Advanced Image search
Advanced Image search
Save from thumbnail
Try a search and save from results
Try a search and download and cite from thumbnails
Refine results sidebar
Try a search and refine in the sidebar
Pages of 24, 48, or 72 thumbnails
Results appear on continuous scroll
Compare mode with zoom (with and without metadata)
Search for and view an image, then click "Compare"
Browse Explore the digital library, make new discoveries, and find inspiration
Collections browse page
Collections browse page
Try a search and browse by geography or classification
Combined text and image search
Support for audio media
Explore audio on JSTOR
Support for video media
Explore video on JSTOR
Support for panorama
Explore panorama on JSTOR
Curate Collect, connect, and share images Organize dropdown menu
Image groups
Try a search, then save to a Workspace folder
Copy Artstor image groups into JSTOR
Bulk move and/or delete
Bulk save images to Workspace
Personal Collections
Present Save and export high-quality image collections in multiple formats Share link
Open a folder in your Workspace and click "Share"
Download image group to PowerPoint
Download a folder from your Workspace to PowerPoint
Download a folder from your Workspace to PDF
Download image group as Zip file
Download a folder from your Workspace as a Zip file
Full-screen Present mode
Open a folder in your Workspace and click "Present"
Compare images in Present mode
While in Present mode, click "Compare"