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Visual Resources Center: VRC Info and Contacts

The Vanderbilt University Visual Resources Center resides in the History of Art department and is your source for finding and properly using high-quality images resources for your papers, presentations, and projects.

Where are we?

We are located on the first floor of the Cohen Memorial Hall building. Direct access to the first floor is on the 21st Avenue South side of the building and is handicapped accessible. Once inside the lobby, turn right and proceed down the hall. We are at the end of the hall in Room 134.


We are open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM.

VRC Services

The VRC provides the following services to faculty and students: 

  • Image digitization
  • PDF scanning
  • Blogging/social media
  • Help with digital humanities projects and technology, including virtual reality, GIS, and Scalar
  • 3D scanning
  • Help with finding images, copyright, and citing
  • Room to study or work on projects
  • Candy! Pancake days during exam weeks!

Image Requests

The VRC welcomes image requests from faculty members to aid with teaching or publication. If the image requested is for publication, the VRC is not responsible for obtaining appropriate usage rights for the image and will aid in the digitization only.

If you need copywork, please fill out the copywork form below, attach it to the source, and leave it in the VRC on the drop-off shelf. If the images are high-resolution images found online you can also use the web image request form and email the completed form to the VRC.

We will scan slides from a faculty's personal collection upon request after evaluating slide quality, copyright considerations and whether the image exists for purchase. However, we do ask the faculty member to provide information about the image for cataloging purposes. See the Visual Resources Curator before requesting any slides to be scanned. You can either download the scanning form or use one in the Visual Resources Center.


Shelby Merritt
Assistant Curator of Visual Resources 

Fay Renardson
Assistant Curator of Visual Resources 

William Sealy
Associate Application Developer

History of Art Department