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The Art Institute of Chicago Is the Latest Museum to Offer Open Access to Thousands of Images in Its Archive

The museum now allows viewers to download its 44,313 images or see them in close detail.

Ethnographic Photos from Southeast Asia

The VRC adds 30 new photos, donated from alumna Mary Stubbs, to their collection

The VRC maintains nearly 500,000 images of art. The collection’s roots are more than 90 years old and developed as a teaching collection to support faculty and students. As the University of Michigan’s History of Art evolved and became a center for scholarship, so did the VRC collection become an international resource.

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We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the History of Art Visual Resources Collection needs you—because the world needs Victors.