What’s New

Celebrate Our New Space!

You are invited to an open house celebrating our newly renovated space!  Join us on Wednesday, October 5, 2015, between 3:00 and 4:30 pm for light refreshments, old friends, and new technologies. The new VRC features dual-screen scanning stations, including specialized scanners for 35 mm slides and delicate books; a smart room with four-person collaboration station

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VRC Under Construction: Summer 2015

The VRC is undergoing a major renovation this summer designed to bring in the latest technology tools and offer a variety of collaborative working environments. Faculty, Staff, and Students, we cannot wait to welcome you to our new space opening in Fall 2015 and invite you to an open house event.  Stay tuned for details.

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Meet Our Cow

The mascot of Williams College is the purple cow and recently over 90 student organizations, academic departments, and offices decorated two-dimensional cow cut-outs to graze across campus.  We are very proud of our Visual Resources Center cow, Cloudia, who illustrates with such style the evolution of capturing images for art historical instruction.

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2,700 More WCMA Images en route to Artstor

The Williams College Museum of Art and Artstor are collaborating to release an additional 2700 images of collection objects in the Artstor Digital Library.  New images come from WCMA’s African, Eastern, and Ancient collections, as well as its collection of the works of Maurice and Charles Prendergast.  Visit the Artstor WCMA collection page for additional information regarding

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Happy New Year! Freer and Sackler to Release Over 40,000 High Resolution Images

The Freer and Sackler Galleries will be releasing their complete collections of Asian and American art online January 1, 2015.  The images will be available without copyright restrictions for noncommercial use.  The vast majority of the artworks have never been seen by the public.  See the complete press release.

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eMuseum Network Features 1.6 Million Objects from Top Museums

The eMuseum Network features over 1.6 million objects and images from 60 institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Finally! ARTstor to offer 35,000 Images from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

At last! ARTstor has entered into an agreement with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, to distribute approximately 35,000 images of European and American paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs, dating from the 13th-21st centuries. Previously the Gallery’s presence in ARTstor was limited to 700 images of European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the

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From Medicine to Magic: Wellcome Images

The Wellcome Collection in London explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Wellcome Images provides access to over 100,000 images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements.  All images from the historical collections are available for any use free of charge.

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Download ARTstor Groups of up to 150 Images

In addition to downloading image groups to PowerPoint, ARTstor’s latest feature now allows for bulk downloading of up to 150 images in a group to a zip file. See the short how-to video.

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Now Available in ARTstor: Every Painting from the National Gallery, London

The ARTstor Digital Library now contains every painting in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art, London.  More than 2,300 works of Western European painting are represented dating from the 13th-20th centuries.  Read more in the ARTstor blog or view the collection in the ARTstor Digital Library.

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