Visual Resources


The Visual Resources Library (VRL) provides and facilitates access to images, imaging, and related information resources for teaching and research in the Department of Art and Art History. In addition to managing a departmental image and multimedia collection, the VRL provides resources, training, and support in topics relating to digital imaging and preservation.


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.

art history

The Art History Digital Collection consists of over 12,500 images. 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.


Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, AC201


9:00 am - 4:30 pm Tue/Thur
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Friday


Inga Theissen
Visual Resources Curator



The Visual Resources Library offers classroom orientations, instruction sessions, and one-on-one guidance with:

  • Scanning and digitization projects
  • Image searching
  • Copyright and image citation
  • ARTstor
  • Powerpoint and OIV
  • Large format printing
  • Metadata
  • Digital Preservation
  • Presentation technologies