Visual Resources

Visual Resourse Library The new and expanded Visual Resources Library is a state of the art space for digitization and discovery for Art & Art History students and faculty. The VRL is located in the new Janet Wallace Arts Commons, on the second floor in room AC210 and is open five days a week for walk in help, and by appointment. Visual Resources Curator Inga Theissen can help with digitization projects, finding rare images, and converting your digital and analog projects.

art history

The Art History Digital Collection consists of over 12,500 images and is growing constantly. Macalester College students, faculty, and staff may access the collection for use in teaching and learning from any on-campus computer, or by logging in with ezproxy.


ArtStor is a world wide collection of images shared by universities, galleries, private collections and museums. The Macalester college community can access ArtStor on campus, or create a free account to use it anywhere as well as store and organize your images.


Inga Theissen
Visual Resource Curator



In addition to digital images, the Visual Resource Library offers digital equipment checkout and support, including but not limited to:

  • Laptop checkout
  • Image scanning
  • Slide scanning
  • Digital Photography
  • Large format digital printing on paper or fabric
  • Presentation consultation