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UC Image Service News: Saskia collection added to UC Shared Images in ARTstor

By Lena Zentall, CDL UC Image Service Manager

CDL has added the Saskia Art & Architecture collection to UC Shared Images in ARTstor. Saskia provides over 26,000 core art history images on Western European civilization from more than 100 museums worldwide including the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, the Louvre, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt.  Saskia includes selected African, Asian, and Pre-Columbian art.

You will find the Saskia collection listed as UC Share: CDL Saskia Art & Architecture on the ARTstor home page under Institutional Collections.   You may search Saskia along with the more than 750,000 images in the ARTstor digital library by simply doing a keyword search in ARTstor.  By default, ARTstor searches include all collections.   To limit a search to the Saskia collection only, you may select the collection name from the search menu on the ARTstor home page or advanced search page.

In 2003, the California Digital Library purchased the Saskia Archive to make these images available for educational and research use to all University of California campuses.   Users may download screen size jpeg files from ARTstor for use in PowerPoint or Keynote.  In addition, full size images are available for downloading to ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) presentation software.

To learn more about UC Shared Images and ARTstor, see the CDL Image Service website: or contact Lena Zentall, Image Service Manager (, 510.987.9233).