Visual Resources Center
Department of Art History, University of Chicago

Cochrane-Woods Art Center
5540 S. Greenwood Ave Room 257
Monday—Friday, 8:30am–5pm

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 the VRC Commitment to Ethical and Antiracist Digital Stewardship

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 visualresources@uchicago.edu.

Visual Resources Center Staff

Please contact visualresources@uchicago.edu for the quickest response.

Bridget Madden (she/her)
Associate Director
CWAC Room 257C
(773) 702-0261

Allie Scholten (she/her)
Digital Collections Manager
CWAC Room 257A
(773) 702-7852

Employment at the VRC

Student Employment
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 imageCochrane-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.