See also: LUNA Scheduled Maintenance
What is LUNA?
The University of Chicago’s teaching resource of more than 200,000 digital images designed for use in conjunction with current classes.
What can I do with LUNA?
In LUNA you can search image collections, manipulate images, and create image-based presentations that are ideal for classroom and professional use. Zoom in to see details of high-resolution images, create groups of images for later reference, and quickly share your content as a hyperlink. Individual images can also be exported for use in other presentation software, such as PowerPoint and Keynote. Groups of images can be exported directly to Powerpoint.
How do I access LUNA?
- Access LUNA on or off campus
- Introduction to Finding Images in LUNA
- Reset Default Collections in LUNA
- VRC-created LUNA tutorials
- known issue: The first time you log in to LUNA, you may get an error message. Click your back button and try again—you should be able to login without error. This bug also occurs the first time you login after you change your cnet password.
What kind of images are in LUNA?
In addition to locally created content available in the Art History Department Image Collection, the following licensed collections are available within LUNA. Click each collection learn more about it (to view images in these collections, please login to LUNA above):
- AMICA—108,000+ American museum images
- Archivision—16,000 images of world architecture
- Bridgeman—14,000+ images from all time periods and places, available in LUNA thanks to the generous support of The Women’s Board
- Georg Stahl Mural Collection – About 600 publicly available images of Chicago murals taken in the 1970s
- Lantern Slide Collection—More than 2,000 images from the Department of Art History’s original lantern slide collection, updated monthly
- LUNA Commons—More than thirty collections of images contributed by partner institutions from around the world
- Middle East Photograph Archive—More than 400 19th century photographs of the Middle East
- Postcard Collection of Colonial Korea—Nearly 9,000 postcard images of Korea created during the first half of the 20th century.
- Public Art Workshop Mural Archive —Almost 400 images of murals and public projects of the Public Art Workshop, along with documentation of the workshop’s activities and images of other murals created in Chicago from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
- Robert Sengstacke Photography Archive—more than 5,000 images from the South Side photojournalist
- The Renaissance Society Archive—Images documenting the Renaissance Society’s commitment to the art of the present moment, including many exhibition views
- Saskia—30,000+ core art history images including works from over one hundred museums
- Smart Museum of Art—Images from the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago
- South Side Community Art Center—Images from the oldest African-American arts center in existence
- University of Chicago Map Collection—More than 700 maps from the University of Chicago Map Collection
- UChicago Public Art Collection and Archive—Images and archival documents related to the Campus Art Collection
Who can use LUNA?
LUNA collections hosted on the University of Chicago site are available to University students and faculty.