Website update! On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, this finding aid will have a new look at

Welcome to the VRC's Finding Aids Page

The VRC maintains nearly two million images of art. The collection's roots are more than 90 years old and developed as a teaching collection to support faculty and students. As the University of Michigan's History of Art evolved and became a center for scholarship, so did the VRC collection become an international resource.


The History of Art Department's Visual Resources Collections, until very recently, has never made their archival holdings public. With the aid of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) files, we are now able to provide access to finding aids and inventories of our primary resources online. Through the provision of these online finding aids, we hope to help you connect with our vast resources of images of art, architecture, and artifacts.