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Visual Resources Center: Museum Collections

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.

Museums with Digital Collections

The museums listed have made high-quality images of their collections available online--but this list is not exhaustive! Many of these museums offer download options for personal and academic use. For collection images that cannot be downloaded, use the screenshot method to capture the image you need for academic purposes. See the Copyright or Copywrong? page for info regarding fair use. 

 = Denotes the availability of high resolution downloads

Featured Museum Collection

MetCollects is an online project highlighting recent acquisitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featured artworks include high quality images, commentary by curators and conservators, artist interviews, and other related media. 

Provenance Research