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.

Public Collections On Artstor

As of June 2018, Public Collections on Artstor became accessible to anyone—subscribers and nonsubscribers alike—at When Artstor Digital Library users arrive at they are able to see the public homepage and have access to the 1.3 million images available in the Public Collections without logging in. Public collections come from institutions around the country such as the Bucknell University: Artists' Books Collection, the Cornell: Hip Hop Party and Event Flyers collection, and the Wellesley College: "Serve the People!" Images of Daily Life in China during the Cultural Revolution collection.

Public Collections on Artstor are indexed by major search engines for increased discoverability, and will be easily shareable using browser-based “clipper” tools like Evernote and Pinterest. The Artstor interface includes tools for easily generating shareable URLs and citations for item records and users can also download images and details for offline use.

Additionally, you can use the keyword search term cc0 to find all of the Open Artstor content.The CC0 license link is included in the metadata for these images.

For more information, see the Public Collection on Artstor help page. To see a list of JHU's Public Collections see JHU in Artstor.

JHU's Public Collections in Artstor

In addition to the VRC's institutional collection in Artstor, the JHU Visual Resources Collection (229,500+ images) and the JHU Sheridan Libraries, Special Collections, there are also several JHU collections available through Artstor's Public Collections.