Visual Resources Collection
The mission of the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) is to support
the pedagogical needs of the Department of History of Art and Architecture faculty,
students and staff.
Located on the 2nd floor of 11 Talbot Avenue, the VRC contains over
250,000 35mm slides, 4,000 photographs and Japanese scroll facsimiles
covering all periods and aspects of Art and Architectural History in
addition to digital images used in art history courses.
There are multiple resources available to support your studies in Art
Tisch Library has an
Art and Art History Research Guide, which will point you to many
- Trove is
an interactive study tool and digital image archive with images used
in Art History Department courses. Users can study their course
collections and create their own collections of images for study.
ArtStor, contains over a million images of art and architecture,
and is available through a Tisch Library portal.
Tools allow you to create your own blogs, wikis, maps, and
Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept mapping tool which
is great for organizing your ideas for research projects, papers and
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an excellent interactive
art history, which incorporates essays and chronologies with
works of art from the museum's collection.
- Looking for information about fair use and copyright for images
College Art Association has an excellent online resource for
understanding best practices.
For more information on the VRC and assistance in getting started with
these tools, please contact:
Art History Visual Resources Collection blog >