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Using the Saskia Digital Art Images

Do you have faculty that uses art images for teaching? Are you looking for ways to help them integrate digital images into their courses? CARLI can help!

CARLI Governing member libraries have access to the Saskia digital art image archive from Scholars Resource. This collection contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture, and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey, and Egypt.

The images are displayed in both high resolution and web-friendly display format, so whether teaching staff needs to add images to a PowerPoint presentation or use a high-resolution version to show details of a painting, they have exactly what they need. Additionally, the descriptive data about the images includes references to their occurrences in 19 major art history texts: 

  • Architecture, 2nd edition
  • Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, 4th ed.
  • Art Across Time, 2nd ed.
  • Art and Ideas, 10th ed.
  • Artforms, 7th ed. revised
  • Art History, rev. 2nd ed
  • Culture and Values, 6th ed.
  • Exploring Art, 1st ed.
  • Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 12th ed.
  • History of Art 6th ed
  • A History of Far Eastern Art 4th ed
  • History of Italian Renaissance Art, 4th ed
  • History of Italian Renaissance Art, 5th ed
  • Living with Art, 6th ed.
  • Medieval Art, 2nd ed.
  • Northern Renaissance Art, 2nd ed.
  • The Story of Art, 16th ed.
  • Understanding Art, 7th ed.
  • The Visual Arts: A History, 6th ed.

The Saskia archive is powered by CARLI’s CONTENTdm-based digital library service. CONTENTdm makes searching for the images easy. Users can access “pre-defined” searches that group images from major textbooks together, or they can use keyword or advanced searching to find the exact images they need.

An information sheet about Saskia is available that library staff may use to answer some of the common questions about using the collection.

CARLI Digital Collections Saskia Art Images collection rights and usage terms

On-campus access to the Saskia images is available at CARLI governing member institutions. Off-campus access to viewing the high-resolution Saskia images requires IP authentication to verify CARLI affiliation; connections that are not authenticated will be limited to viewing the thumbnail images. Off-campus access is available to users with a valid library barcode at I-Share libraries. Off-campus access for CARLI governing member libraries that are not I-Share libraries can be established though the institution’s proxy server.

This archive is available to CARLI governing member libraries at no direct cost to the library. For more information about CARLI’s Saskia archive .