About the Visual Resources Center
Located in the Department of Art, the Visual Resources Center holds an extensive collection of digital images encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, and photography across a broad range of cultures, styles, and time periods. This collection is available to all UWG students and faculty on MDID. The Center also holds videos on art, including documentaries, art films, and performance.
The Center supports the UWG Department of Art faculty and those students enrolled in Art History, Introduction to Art, and Oral Communications/Visual Arts courses.
Images for Educational Use: The following list contains resources for locating public domain and copyrighted images that are available for educational non-for-profit use. Before using any images, make sure to review attribution requirements and all other written of the author, photographer, and/or website owner.
- MDID A collection of images from UWG's Visual Resources Center in support of Department of Art curricula, with examples of artwork from the prehistoric to the present. Highlights include modern and contemporary art, photography, Western and non-Western art, drawing, and sculpture and installation. MDID features slideshow and flashcard applications for collecting and presenting images. Images are also available to download for educational use as JPEGs, PDFs, and PowerPoint slideshows. Accessible to all UWG students and faculty through MyUWG login credentials. (Faculty and students should contact the Visual Resources Center for requesting images to be added to MDID.)
- ARTstor A digital library of 700,000 images available to UWG faculty and students through Ingram Library.
- Google Arts & Culture
A platform for accessing high resolution images from over 1000 Google partner museums and archives around the world.
- CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
An Ingram Library database with images from museum collections, primarily in the United States, available for download.
- Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Prints, photographs, and illustration from the Library of Congress archives, including landmark Civil War and WPA photography, the Master Drawings Collection, and historical images of US architecture.
- The Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art: Digital Database Collection
More than 200,000 photographs of art and architecture from throughout Asia. Countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.