Visual Resources Collection
Location: Noel Fine Arts Center, Room
Ordering Images: Image Order
The Visual Resources Collection is a teaching resource that provides visual
support materials for faculty — art history and studio art — to use in the
classroom. The VRC includes a slide collection, comprehensive in its
representation of the history of Western and a newly-implemented digital image
database (MDID) which will facilitate the classroom use of digital images as it
continues to grow and support the department curriculum. The collection is under
the direction of a Visual Resources curator and staffed by student employees
from the Department of Art and Design.
MDID (Madison Digital Image Database)
The MDID was developed at James Madison University as a collaborative project
between Art History faculty, the Visual Resources curator and Educational
Technology specialists to bring the digital image library into the teaching and
learning process. MDID is a web-based system for storing and searching quality
digital art images; and for creating and saving image lectures (slide shows)
that may be used in the classroom and for student review.
The MDID includes the ImageViewer, which may be used to project MDID
slide shows in a classroom or auditorium. Instructors can download the client
application to a computer in a technology classroom or at their desktop computer
to view, present and manipulate high resolution images. The software is
available for download within the program under "Downloads".
Log on to MDID Here.
For more information on the database and how it may be used, please see:
To create an MDID account, contact Lise Hawkos, NFAC 222, 715.346.4059, firstname.lastname@example.org.
here to access ARTstor.
ARTstor is a searchable database of over 700,000 digital images and
associated catalog data, with new image collections added several times a year.
ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of
architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design,
anthropology, ethnographic and women's studies, as well as many other forms of
visual culture. Users can search, view, download and organize images.