Visual Resources

Welcome to the Visual Resources Center

About Us

The Visual Resources Offices are a University-wide resource housed and administered by the Department of History of Art & Architecture. The Center’s Cumulus database consists of  70,000 digital images available for academic use.

There are a number of art-related videos and DVDs available which are placed on reserve for view and use within class.


Two digital scanning setups are available to make digital images from slides or books for academic presentations. There are slide scanners and flatbed scanners. Please bring your USB flash drive, or plan to store images within your personal Cloud-based storage solution.

Reproduction and Duplication

Due to copyright restrictions, reproduction or duplication of any of the images in the Boston University Visual Resources Center collection is strictly prohibited. The images may be used for classroom and study purposes only. Scholarly publication or use on public access web sites is not permitted.

The Office of Visual Resources is responsible for the creation and maintenance of course web sites for the History of Art and Architecture Department. For copyright protection, all such web sites are restricted to current students and members of the Boston University community only.


Chris Spedaliere, Visual Resource Manager
CAS 302B

Susan Rice, Media Specialist
CAS 302D