Visual Resources Collection

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

Images in the JHU Visual Resources Collection

The JHU Visual Resources Collection in Artstor and in JSTOR is the VRC's local digital image collection and is constantly growing with over 260,000 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 and JSTOR has many advantages:

  • “One Stop Shopping:” JHU's images appear alongside images throughout Artstor and JSTOR's collections
  • Artstor and JSTOR's filtering tools are available for the JHU images (filter your search by date, modern country, or type of object) 
  • Extensive cataloging data is visible for the JHU 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!

All images in Artstor are tagged to indicate their collection type. Images in the local JHU collections are labeled "Institutional." 

Artstor Collection Idenitifiers