Visual Resources Image Collection

Ray Hein, "Water Wall," (manipulated photo)

The Visual Resources Image Collection, located on the first floor of the E building in the Visual Arts complex, stores and gives access to art and architecture images used for instruction and study. All materials limited to educational, non-commercial use.

Students and faculty are encouraged to contact the collection curator for more information on what is available to you. Call, email or drop by.

Location: VA 191B
Phone: (657) 278-3891
Hours: By appointment
Collection Curator:  Debra Winters


For students and faculty:

• ArtStor Image Database – a collection of 700,000 digital images for presentation and study. Group or individualized instruction is available in the VRIC.
• Digital image searching strategies for other publicly available images
• Art and Art history research assistance

For faculty:

• Scanning of instructional images – digital images will be archived for the department instruction collection (some limitations)
• Access to department instructional digital image collection (approx. 10,000 images)
• Access to department slide collection (95,000 slides)
• Digital and slide projectors available for on-campus art department loan from David Brokaw
• Smart classroom room reservations: Gail Dawson (657-278-3471)

Additional image collections of interest:

World Art Kiosk
Grove Art (Pollak Library)
Pollak Library Audio Visual Collection


• The VRIC will accept donations of digital art images (some limitations) as long as:
• The images match the scope of department instruction
• Image quality meets archival standards
• Educational copyright use is also given

Off-campus access:

• Due to copyright issues and in order to limit image usage to educational purposes, access is restricted to CSUF students, faculty and staff only.
• No art authentication or evaluation services available - please contact commercial auction houses or professional art appraisers.