Columbia Image Bank
The Columbia Image Bank is available as a hosted collected in ARTstor. The Image Bank covers a broad range of subjects, cultures and periods. Users may access outstanding examples of the visual arts and material culture from the world's major collections; stills of performance pieces; and photographs, drawings and renderings of architecture and sites.
To search the Image Bank collection in ARTstor, click Go on the ARTstor homepage then click Columbia University Image Bank under Institutional Collections on the Welcome page. Or search across all collections: a total of over one million images.
Columbia University Digital Collections
- Bunraku Collection (Japanese Puppet Theater)
Over 12,500 digitized slides and 7,000 photographs from the Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection, C.V. Starr East Asian Library.
- Chinese Paper Gods
Woodblock prints of Chinese household gods from the Anne S. Goodrich collection, C.V. Starr East Asian Library.
- Digital Scriptorium
Image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions.
- Imperial Corps of Pages
Photographs and other materials once belonging to the Russian Imperial family and the Imperial Corps of Pages, from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library's Bakhmeteff Archive.
- Joseph Urban Papers: New York Series
Sketches, drawings and set models of New York theater and opera productions created from 1914 to 1933, from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
- New York Real Estate Brochure Collection
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library's collection documenting residential and commercial real estate development in the five boroughs of New York and outlying vicinities from the 1920s to the 1970s.
- Columbia University Libraries' Digital Collections
External Image Databases
- American Memory
A rich collection of images and full-text documents relating to U.S. history and culture from the Library of Congress.
Over one million digital images covering the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, and other forms of visual culture.
Catalog of Art Museum Image Online is a growing collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums.
- Catena: the Digital Archive of Historic Gardens and Landscapes
Historic and contemporary images focusing on the villa, an important landscape type in garden history
- Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: An Illustrated Catalog
Catalog of ancient Greek and Roman vases coordinated by the Beazley Archive
- Oxford Art Online
Gateway through which users can access Grove Art Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Art, and other resources. Includes image partnerships with international museums and artists. .
- NYPL Digital Gallery
Images from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library
- Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s
Archival photos from the collections of New York Public Library.
- More Image Databases
- More Databases of Maps and Atlases