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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?

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
  • Korean History in Postcards—7,000+ postcard images of Korea created during the first half of the 20th century.
  • LUNA Commons—More than thirty collections of images contributed by partner institutions from around the world
  • 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.
  • 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
  • South Side Community Art Center —Images from the oldest African-American arts center in existence

Who can use LUNA?
LUNA collections hosted on the University of Chicago site are available to University students and faculty.

Where can I find help with LUNA?
Please contact the VRC for assistance or instruction. One-on-one tutorials are available by appointment. Click here for self-guided instruction.

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