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VRC: front desk
VRC: front desk

Visual Resources Center (VRC)

Visual Arts Complex, Room 310
Welcome! We provide and facilitate access to images, imaging, and related information resources for teaching, learning, and research in the Department of Art and Art History. We support students and faculty through:

  • A departmental image and multimedia collection, and support for other important image resources such as Artstor
  • Resources, training, and support in digital imaging and image presentation software
  • Equipment for use in creative work, documentation, and classrooms within the department


  • Fall and spring semester: M-F, 8:00am – 6:00pm (training and Portfolio Photography Room available by appointment 9:00am – 4:00pm);
  • Summer (when AAH classes are in session) and Maymester: M-F, 9:00am – 12:00pm /1:00pm – 4:00pm (training and Portfolio Photography Room available by appointment 9:00am – 4:00pm)
  • The VRC is CLOSED on school holidays, during fall and spring breaks, and when there are no AAH classes in session. We are often available by advance appointment on weekdays during breaks and between sessions. Please call or e-mail ahead.
  • Note that illness or other staffing limitations may cause the VRC to close unexpectedly during our regular hours. If this happens, e-mail¬† for assistance.

Contact Us
VRC main phone: 303-492-1683
Equipment Room phone: 303-492-1313
Need the main Art and Art History office? 303-492-3580

VRC Staff
Digital Imaging and Technology Coordinator
Lia Pileggi, 303-735-1640
Contact about appointments for training in scanning and digital imaging; reserving the Portfolio Photography Room; and questions regarding VRC-maintained equipment and classrooms (note: to reserve 1B20, 1B88, and 1B90 contact the Office of the Registrar; schedule other classrooms in the Visual Arts Complex through Michelle Hamernik, 303-492-4466).

Director of Visual Resources
Elaine Paul, 303-492-6136
Contact with general questions about the VRC, including image resources; customized orientations and training sessions for your classes; VRC scanning services in support of coursework; and employment opportunities.

Student Assistants
VRC Graduate Assistants: Baylee Hughes, Katie Toler
VRC/Visiting Artist Graduate Assistant: Benjamin Hernstrom
Visual Resources Assistants: Dzifah Danzo, Kathryn Gardner, Kendall Goduto, Darby Linn, Alexis Lund
Equipment Room Assistants: Sophie Aldinger, Marissa Marino, Asia Peters, Celina Tovar

Interested in a VRC job? See our jobs page.