To learn more about the resources and services offered by the VRC, explore the links to your left
FIND IMAGES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
- VRC Image Collection supports the curriculum of the Department of Art and Art History.
- University of Colorado Digital Library (CU-DL) consists of digital collections from many local departments (including the VRC Image Collection), colleges, libraries, and other institutions from around the world.
- ARTstor the University Libraries subscribes to this digital library containing well over one million images of art, architecture, and more.
FIND IMAGES ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB
A wide variety of resources we have gathered and organized to help you find images for your educational use.
- Image Finding Guides
Links to selected guides and search engines.
- General Digital Collections, Libraries, and Related Content
Image resources representing broad content, with works from around the world and across historical periods.
- Selected Online Museum Collections
Museums have been selected for the quality and scope of their online collections.
- Selected image resources organized chronologically, geographically, or by type:
- 18th and 19th Century European and Early American
- Ancient Aegean, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman
- Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian
- Australian and Pacific
- Early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval
- Early Modern European
- Indigenous North, Central, and South American
- Latin American
- Modern and Contemporary
IMAGE VENDORS, PUBLISHING, SEARCHING, AND 35mm SLIDES
- Image Vendors
- Images for Scholarly Publishing
- Search Strategies
- VRC 35mm Slide Deaccessioning Project
The Art and Art History VRC has secured site license agreements with the image vendors belonging to the Scholars Resource consortium. The VRC purchases digital images for teaching and research only, and does not facilitate agreements with vendors for images use in publications (note that these vendors typically license the rights to publish images, but this constitutes a separate contract to be established between the vendor and author or publisher).
Images for Scholarly Publishing
ARTstor’s Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) project “seeks to facilitate scholarship in the arts by reducing the costs associated with publishing images in academic journals and similar publications. Image providers participating in IAP have supplied publication-quality images and agreed to make them available free-of-charge for use in scholarly publications. As a service to the community, ARTstor has developed the software to deliver these publication-quality images to users.” For more information, visit the IAP Web site.
Below are other agencies that license images for use in publications.
The Getty Vocabularies can help improve the quality of search results in digital libraries (e.g., ARTstor and the CU Digital Library) and library catalogs (e.g., Chinook, WorldCat, etc.) by providing authoritative search terms. These include artists’ names, geographic locations, periods and styles, and other terms related to art and art history. For other tips and strategies, see Finding Images Online from JISC Digital Media.