Visual Resources Collection Finding Aids

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Visual Resources Collection
History of Art Department's Visual Resources Collection (VRC)

The History of Art Department's Visual Resources Collection (VRC) maintains nearly two million 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 Department evolved and became a center for scholarship, so did the VRC collection become an international resource. The VRC, until very recently, has never made their archival holdings public. With the aid of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) files, it is not possible to provide access to finding aids and inventories of our primary resources online. Through the provision of these online finding aids, patrons can connect with the VRC's vast resources of images of art, architecture, and artifacts.

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