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VRC: front desk
VRC: front desk

Visual Resources Center (VRC)

VRC logo Visual Arts Complex, Room 310
Welcome! We provide and facilitate access to images, imaging, and related information resources for teaching and research in the Department of Art and Art History. This includes:

  • 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
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  • 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 (please call the main phone line during summer and breaks)
Need the main Art and Art History office? 303-492-3580

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  (interested in a VRC job? See our jobs page)
VRC Graduate Assistant: Ashley Mingus
VRC/Visiting Artist Graduate Assistant: Matt Smith
Visual Resources Assistants: Kathryn Gardner, Kendall Goduto, Darby Linn, Alexis Lund, Trever Richards, Grace Smith
Equipment Room Assistants: Ana Elfring, Ally Jewell, Asia Peters, Celina Tovar

VRC Access

Faculty Access
Please schedule a brief general orientation in the VRC before using the facilities. Instructors may request after-hours access to the digital imaging stations using their Buff OneCards.

Graduate Student Access
Art and Art History graduate students may use VRC facilities after the required summer orientation. If you were not present for this session, please schedule an orientation before using the facilities. Graduate students may request after-hours access to the digital imaging stations using their Buff OneCards.

Undergraduate Student Access
Undergraduate students enrolled in Art and Art History courses may access the VRC only during its open hours.