Visual Resources

The Visual Resources (VR) division of the History of Art Department assists HA faculty with their research and teaching needs. VR staff also update the Art History Collection on FITDIL, FIT’s Digital Image Library. The Art History Collection is the largest collection within FITDIL, with 60,000 images ranging from ancient to contemporary art.


VR services available to History of Art faculty are outlined below.

Digital Media

— Digitization of printed or film images
— Image cataloging
— Book chapter scanning in high‐quality PDF format
— PDF split & merge creation
— Image processing
— Film clip creation
— Audio captioning for video files in compliance with ADA requirements


— Finding images
— Identifying unknown images
— Identifying sources for further research
— Creation of LibGuides based on a given subject or class curriculum
— Copyright / fair use advising

Classroom Presentations

In‐class demonstrations on image research and visual literacy skills are offered. These presentations are customized to the needs of the class. Some examples of topics covered are:

  • Evaluating image quality and accuracy
  • Basic and advanced image searching
  • Recommended online sources for art history students
  • The pros and cons of Google and Wikipedia
  • Copyright awareness


— Troubleshooting
— Advising on recommended software and hardware
— Advising on best practices for maintaining digital files
— Workshops and one‐on‐one tutorials on a variety of programs

Equipment Loans

— Presentation clickers
— Digital camera
— Cables (HDMI, VGA, USB, Lightning, Mini USB)
— External DVD player
— USB Drive (3hr-loan & emergencies only)
— Kaiser Copy Stand


Blank CDs, DVDs, batteries (AA, AAA)

Digitization Request Form

For digitization orders, please fill out this Google form.


Molly Schoen, Visual Resources Curator
[email protected]
(212) 217-4663 Room B642

Nanja Andriananjason, Technologist
[email protected]
(212) 217-4643 Room B650

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