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Islamic Art & Architecture: ARTstor Guide

New Introduction Guide!

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New collections of images are constantly being added to ARTstor!

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What is ARTstor?

Interdisciplinary collection of over one million digital images from a wide range of cultures and time periods. It includes tools to manipulate the images for study and teaching. Be sure to view the tutorial videos below to help you understand all the features of ARTstor.

ARTstor USERS: You now need to register and create a personal account on the site in order to download images.

ARTstor for BYU Faculty

Teaching with ARTstor

Instructor Privileges

In order to create shared folders, grant access to shared folders, or add Instructor Commentary to images in these folders, you need to register for "Instructor Privileges."

  • You will need an Authorization Code and Password, and you must be a BYU faculty or instructor. Contact Chris Ramsey, Fine Arts Librarian at or Mary Chapman, Humanities Reference Specialist, at | awmfbyu | artstor
  • Click "Tools" in the toolbar, and select "Instructor Privileges". Enter the Authorization Code and Password for faculty, click "Submit", and a message indicating that you have been granted Instructor Privileges will appear.
  • You only need to do this once. ARTstor will remember your level of access.


ARTstor has its own presentation software, The Offline Image Viewer (OIV), which allows you to manipulate and present high-quality digital images for teaching and learning.

Citing Images from ARTstor