Visual Resources Collection

Explore resources related to finding and using images for teaching in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Includes information on using Artstor.

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JHU Visual Resources Collection in the Artstor Digital Library

The JHU Visual Resources Collection in Artstor is the VRC's local digital image collection and is constantly growing with over 162,000 digital images. This resource is accessible to JHU faculty, students, and staff and reflects the teaching and research interests of Hopkins faculty in departments and programs such as History of Art, Classics, Comparative Thought and Literature, German and Romance Languages and Literatures, History, History of Science and Technology, Museums and Society, Near Eastern Studies, Visual Arts, and Writing Seminars. With material covering the entire history of art, the JHU Visual Resources Collection’s strengths include ancient art, medieval art, Renaissance art, manuscripts and printed books, 19th and 20th century art, and contemporary Asian art. 

Having the VRC's images in Artstor has many advantages:

  • “One Stop Shopping:” The VRC's images appear alongside images throughout Artstor’s collections
  • Artstor’s filtering tools are available for the VRC's images (filter your search by date, modern country, or type of object) 
  • Extensive cataloging data is visible for the VRC's images making searching easier
  • The VRC links names, places, and other related terminology used in image data to the Getty Vocabularies, creating better search results for terms with alternate names and spellings. (Example: Searching “Syrien” will bring up results for “Syria”) 

Found a cataloging mistake? Please contact the VRC to report cataloging errors or other problems you encounter. We really appreciate your help in keeping the data accurate!

Navigating the JHU Visual Resources Collection in Artstor

Need help accessing or using the JHU Visual Resources Collection in Artstor? Contact the VRC with any questions or problems, or if you would like a one-on-one training session or a group training session.

Note: Please remember that in order to download any images you will need to register for a free account if you do not already have one.

A link to the JHU Visual Resources Collection in Artstor appears at the bottom right of the Welcome page.