Museum at FIT collections, now on ARTstor

May 30, 2014


L: Yoshiki Hishinuma evening dress, Fall 1996, Japan, Gift of Yoshiki Hishinuma
R: Corset, 1900-1905, USA, Gift of The Strouse, Adler Company


The Museum at FIT is delighted to announce the submission of approximately 250 images our the permanent collections to ARTstor Digital Library. ARTstor provides over 1.6 million digital images educators, scholars, curators, librarians, and students at more than 1,500+ universities, community colleges, museums, libraries, and K-12 schools in 48 countries worldwide. Their collections are used for teaching and study in a wide range of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more.

The Museum at FIT contributed digital images of fashion and accessories dating from the 18th century until today. These represent a portion of MFIT's Online Collections, which currently feature over 900 museum objects. By collaborating with ARTstor, the museum enables a wider range of users to find and benefit from our digitized collections. The Museum at FIT's submission adds to a growing collection of fashion material on ARTstor, which includes contributions by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Brooklyn Museum Costumes) and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Gazette du Bon Ton images).

ARTstor is one of a number of subscription based platforms to which current FIT employees and students have current FIT employees and students have access.

» MFIT's ARTstor collection (FIT login required).