Visual Resources Center


Digital Collections

Sant'Ambrogio, Milan Sant'Ambrogio, 9th-12th century, Milan, Italy

Artstor is a digital library of more than 1.8 million images covering the arts, architecture, the humanities, and the social sciences, and includes many of the most familiar works of art taught in Art History courses.

Shared Shelf
Shared Shelf allows the University of Delaware to integrate its own local content into Artstor. Our Shared Shelf collection, UD Art History: Visual Resources Center, contains more than 85,000 images that are available only to UD users in Artstor.

University Museums and University of Delaware Library Collections
Images of objects in the collections of the University Museums and the University of Delaware Library are available to UD users in Artstor. The Library's images are also available to anyone worldwide through the open-access Shared Shelf Commons.

Archivision Library
Archivision is a digital library of approximately 47,000 images of architecture, parks, gardens, and works of public art. The Archivision Library is available to UD users in Artstor.

Connect to Artstor

How to Register for an Artstor Account

Artstor Help

Artstor Training Materials

All current University of Delaware faculty, staff, and students have access to the digital collections in Artstor.

VisualCat (LUNA)
VisualCat (also known as LUNA) was the University of Delaware's primary local collection of digital images from 2006 until its retirement in 2013. All local UD images are now available exclusively in Artstor.

Analog Collections

The Slide Library
The former Slide Library was a collection of more than 300,000 35 mm slides of works of art and architecture. The Slide Library was retired in 2013. Both the production of new slides and the circulation of existing slides from the Visual Resources Center have been discontinued. Instructors who have borrowed materials from the Slide Library in the past are encouraged to contact the staff of the Visual Resources Center for assistance in making the transition to a digital teaching environment.

Use of the Collections

All images in the Visual Resources Center are intended solely for teaching and research purposes at the University of Delaware, and may not be reproduced or published in any form. For more information on copyright and the use of images from the Visual Resources Center, see our Copyright page.