April 8, 2020 - VRC UPDATE

  • need to get into a museum during the coronavirus pandemic?                                                CHECK OUT these virtual museum tours                                          

British Museum, London

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings

Guggenheim Museum, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Musee d’Orsay, Paris

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Uffizi Museum, Florence, Italy

MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Sao Paulo, Brazil


  • List of Open-Access Museum Collections

Below is a list of museums and other archives that provide unrestricted downloads of high-resolution images.

US Museums:

Other Museums:


  • UPDATES ON INTERNSHIPS: Please check with each museum during the Covid19 pandemic

Check out this website for information on internships and jobs in the arts 


Check out the section on current internship opportunities for Art History and Architecture majors/minors



Interesting article on what kind of content museums/galleries are posting in today's digital world. 

"Digital Content Strategies have become a popular topic among institutions, with many museums developing and even posting these strategies, aiming to stay accountable to their audiences. Open publishing allows museums to share details with their public, serving them and the museum mission simultaneously, while establishing trusted and sustainable audience relationships."

(From: http://www.gallerysystems.com)

  • Article: New York Times - re-purposing old analog 35mm slides from the Met (April 16, 2017)

Donated Slides from the Met Get a Second Life, and Showing

Check out our page of fun things to do with slides.... click here -  FUN

I have posted my presentation for faculty and staff that was given in the Center for Faculty Excellence on March 1 -  "Digital Images for Faculty: Finding high-quality images for lectures, presentations, and publications." You will find the file in the Documents section.

Although this article is geared towards graduate students, it is still quite helpful for many copyright concerns:

A Creative Commons Primer for Graduate Students (via Inside Higher Ed.com):


  • Check out the VRC Facebook page for intriguing articles about images, photography and art history.


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See what art history alumni are doing today! Check out the latest page on this site; click on the VRC Alumni link at left to see updates on 16 former VRC student assistants!

or click here: VRC Alumni

A video about the VRC (created by Journalism major Kyle Robertson '14)

Another article and video created by Clara Goldman '14 and Danielle D'Avanzo about the VRC:


The Visual Resources Collection (VRC) is a teaching collection of art and architecture images in both analog 35mm slide and digital formats. Currently there are over 24,000 digital images from our collection available to use in your courses here at Ithaca College. During its time as the art history 35 mm slide collection, the VRC had approximately 160,000 slides in its holdings. As of 2006, slides were no longer acquired. We are currently in the process of de-accessioning the collection and plan to keep a core collection of slides for research purposes.

The Art History Department and the VRC completed a major renovation project in the fall of 2010. The VRC is located in G-122 in Gannett Center (first floor of library building) - you can see the office as soon as you walk in the front doors.

The VRC is open to both students and faculty and available to help create professional, high-quality classroom presentations.

* * * * * * For information, please contact the Art History Department ( email:  arthistory@ithaca.edu ).