More than a digital image collection, the Art History Visual Resources Collection supports Image Management & Access, Image Licensing for Publication, Copyright Education, and Digital Art History.

The Visual Resources Collection (VRC) is administered by the Department of Art History with support from The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS). We are a unique campus resource managing a growing online Digital Image Collection and several analog special collections. Areas covered reflect the scholarship and pedagogical needs of the faculty and include Western architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, and illuminated manuscripts, as well as Latin American art and archaeology, Asian art concentrating on East Asian painting, and Islamic Art.

The VRC is an open-door resource for research, teaching, and learning. We support Art History faculty and students by providing a wide array of visual resource related services and offering guidance on image and media related questions and digital art history tools. The VRC also provides skills building training and experiences through a variety of fellowship, internship, and volunteer opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students of art history.