Monday, April 24, 2006

CAMIO at BSU Libraries Shows Art Around the World

Students, faculty and Ball State University community members are now able to experience art from around the world without leaving their seats.

The University Libraries now offer a database with an online collection of artwork called CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online). This collection of art from around the world will be valuable to students and faculty for use in projects, art history research, lectures, presentations, course Web sites, and numerous research projects.

The new database offers copyright-cleared images, text, and multimedia in a broad range of works of art from prominent museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. From prehistoric to contemporary times, this online collection highlights the creative output of cultures from around the world. It covers a complete range of expressive forms, which include photographs, prints, textiles, paintings, sculptures, decorative art, books, manuscripts, and types of architecture. Each high-resolution image is accompanied by information about its origin, size, and other details. Some have multiple views, sound, video, and curatorial notes.

Students and faculty can access the database 24/7 on campus and from remote locations to find art images to supplement and support their research, learning and teaching. Those interested can access Camio through the University Libraries’ database page. View this resource at

For information, contact Dr. Hilde Calvert, Head of Collections Development, or (765) 285-8033.

This article was printed in The Library Insider, April 2006, page 2.
The Library Insider
The artwork is by Stuart Davis, an example of the artwork pictured in the CAMIO database.


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