Visual Resource Center - UMassD Images & Media Repository

Visual Resource Center



Visual Resource Center

The Visual Resource Center (VRC) maintains the largest image and media repository (more than 300,000 resources and growing) on campus. So if you need help with your next media project or need high quality media resources for your next lecture look no further.

VRC supports a number of licensed image and multiple media database systems along with direct links to museum, library and archival databases and portals. 

Faculty and students can share media directly through LUNA, MyCourses and PRIMO. LUNA allows for restricted personal content to be accessible by fellow researchers and small groups.

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LUNA (UMassD Image & Multimedia Repository)

College of Visual & Performing Arts

  • Visual Arts, Design & Architecture
  • University Art Gallery
  • Swain School of Design
  • Student & Alumni Collection
  • College Collection

College of Nursing

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LUNA Commons (History, Arts, Anthropology)

A collection of images representing three centuries of  manuscripts, maps, photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from notable academic institutions such as Cornell Unversity, Brown University, Pratt Institute of Arts and more.

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CAMIO - (Excellent Resource for Drawings & Prints)

OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing collections from prominent museums. CAMIO represents art from the prehistoric period to the mid twentieth-century and covers the complete range of arts and cultural forms. 


VRC Image Collections

In addition to the online databases, the VRC holds more than 200,000 images on its local university servers.  The collections are  available at the VRC, located in College of Visual & Performing Arts.


Museums & Arts Resources

  • Museum Databases (arts & humanties)
  • Virtual Museums, Video & Audio Podcasts
  • Visit a Museum
  • Art Resources
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UMass Amherst Visual Resource Collection