What’s New

Twin Screens: New Collaborative Space for Fall 2017

Our most recent addition to the VRC line-up is named for its dual wide-screen monitors.  It has a resident PC, long table, seats up to six , and is semi-private.  It’s an ideal space for dual image presentations, tutorial meetings, and technology training. College faculty and staff should reserve… Continue reading »

102 Study Day Camp

Current ARTH 102 students are invited to join us for Study Day Camp 2017 on Wednesday, May 17, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (stay for an hour or stay for the day).  Campers will convene at the Visual Resources Center (VRC), Lawrence Hall.  At the bottom of the museum stairs,… Continue reading »

Welcome 101 Campers

Join us for ARTH 101 Study Day Camp 2016!  All current 101 students are invited. When:  Friday, December 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (stay for an hour or stay for the day) Where: Visual Resources Center (VRC), Lawrence Hall Bring your friends from 101 or meet new ones Use one of… Continue reading »

Your New One-stop Image Shop

The Williams VRC Collection, an ever-growing custom collection of over 40,000 images tailored to the curriculum of the Williams College Art Department, is moving to Artstor’s Shared Shelf media management solution.  Users will be able to browse both the Artstor Digital Library and the Williams VRC Collection simultaneously, creating a… Continue reading »

Now Available: SAH Archipedia

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Archipedia is now available to the Williams community.  Archipedia is an online encyclopedia of American architecture, containing histories, photographs, and maps for more than 17,500 structures in 2,565 cities and 29 states.  Archipedia is accessible on campus or remotely via the… Continue reading »

Now Available: Bridgeman Education

The Bridgeman Education database includes a superior selection of images from the world’s leading museums, galleries, contemporary artists and private collections.  It may be accessed on Williams campus or remotely via the proxy server.  Images may be downloaded, however, the dimensions top out at 600 pixels. This… Continue reading »

102 Study Day Camp 2016

Please join us for ARTH 102 Study Day Camp on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, anytime between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  All current 102 students are invited. Use one of the many collaborative spaces and wide-screen monitors to quiz each other on IDs and discuss essay questions Ask faculty questions as they… Continue reading »

Game Changer for Art Historians?

Art historians rarely collaborate. The Getty Research Institute is attempting to change this with the recent release of the Getty Scholars’ Workspace, an online environment supporting collaborative art historical and humanities research.  Unhindered by geography, teams of researchers can utilize the following suite of tools: Bibliography Builder Comparison… Continue reading »

Welcome 101 Campers

The VRC will be hosting the first-ever ARTH 101 Study Day Camp on Thursday, December 17, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm.  All current 101 students are invited. Bring friends from 101 or meet new ones Use one of the many collaborative spaces and wide-screen monitors in the newly renovated… Continue reading »