Welcome to the Visual Resources Facility (also known as the VRF). The VRF is here to help instructors and students find, create and display images. We offer image, video and reference collections, a computer lab and a nice, quiet place to read and work. Our primary mission is to support teaching and research for the Department of Art & Art History but we maintain a policy of open access to the collection by any current member of the faculty, staff and student body here at UC Davis.
Are you looking for high quality images for publication? Can’t find that perfect image for your Powerpoint presentation? Not sure what images are in the public domain? We can help you get to the bottom of these problems.
If you can’t find the image you are looking for, no problem — you can create it. The VRF has flatbed scanners and a 35 mm film scanner (VRF staff use only). We are happy to help students and faculty produce images for research or instructional use. Just complete our scanning request form and bring it by 163 Everson with the book or item to be scanned.
If you prefer to do it yourself, come over and use our scanners. We are happy to show you how to use our scanners and can provide advice on best practices for making, archiving and publishing your images.