The University of Toronto’s Institutional Teaching Collection (ITC) is now housed on the JSTOR platform. The collection consists of close to 100,000 images of art works and architecture from a vast array of periods, cultures, and disciplines. Its content is largely tailored to current teaching and research needs, but it also constitutes a valuable image archive. The collection, featuring a number of specialized sub-collections, has been built by faculty and staff supporting image-based instruction across the St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough campuses over several decades. As of 2023, most materials available on FADIS, U of T’s now decommissioned image database, have been transferred to JSTOR. The platform features many useful tools for research, teaching, and study, and is accessible by all University of Toronto students and faculty with a UTORid.
Creating a JSTOR Account:
Although not required to access the image collection, a free JSTOR account is necessary in order to use the personal JSTOR Workspace. Workspace allows you to save materials, including images and articles, that you find in the collection (and elsewhere on JSTOR), organize these materials, and even export image groups as presentations or study aids. To register for a free account on JSTOR, click the link below: