Visual Resources Center
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
Cochrane-Woods Art Center
5540 S. Greenwood Ave Room 257
The VRC’s physical spaces are currently closed to users, but we invite you to book an appointment with VRC staff at your convenience. All meetings are currently being held via Zoom.
Read our Collections Development Policy
The VRC is committed to accessibility for all of our services and resources. However, our office is located on the second floor of Cochrane-Woods Art Center and accessible only by stairs. If you need an accommodation to access VRC equipment or services, please email email@example.com.
Visual Resources Center Staff
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the quickest response.
Bridget Madden (she/her)
CWAC Room 257C
Allie Scholten (she/her)
Digital Collections Manager
CWAC Room 257A
Employment at the VRC
Work-study jobs are available on a quarterly basis. Undergraduate students are trained to work proficiently on a variety of scanning equipment and in Photoshop to create high quality images for inclusion in our Luna database. MAPH and PhD students focus on cataloging images and are assigned other projects based on performance and area of interest. This is an excellent opportunity to view art images as they are taught in the Art History department and to learn about digitization standards, color management, and the inner workings of digital archives. Students work approximately 10 hours a week between the hours of 9am-5pm. Desired skills include familiarity with Photoshop, exceptional attention to detail, and reliability. Knowledge of Art History is a plus. Current positions will be posted on the Student Employment Website and the GRAD Gargoyle job board.
Open positions will be posted on the UChicago Jobs Online Employment Site.
Header image: Cochrane-Woods Art Center, photograph by David Hartt, 2015.
In-Line Image: Edward Larrabee Barnes, Cochrane-Woods Art Center, exterior view from east, through courtyard, of south facade, 1974. Undated photograph by Katherine Taylor.