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Fine Arts Resources at Boston College

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Fine Arts students will find numerous online and physical resources to support their learning and research at Boston College. Faculty members have created online resources related to their courses or research interests, and the department and the University Library provide access to collections of the art images so central to the pursuit of Fine Arts study.

ARTstor

The University Library subscribes to this database of over one million art images.

Fine Arts Visual Resource Collection

This departmental collection, comprising over 100,000 35-millimeter slides of art and a growing collection of digital art images, supports the classroom teaching needs of the faculty and, via its website, provides to the university and greater community information about finding and using digital art images.

A Digital Archive of American Architecture and A Digital Archive of European Architecture

Professor Jeffery Howe scanned some of his vast 35-millimeter slide collection to use in teaching his architectural history courses. On these pages he has organized the images and made them available for educational use.

The Becker Collection

A database of approximately 650 drawings made by artist-reporters covering the Civil War. Professors Sheila Gallagher and Judith Bookbinder created this resource in conjunction with an exhibition, and students in a related course performed research that helped to compile the information in the database.

Roma: Caput Mundi

Professor Stephanie Leone's web project grew out of her desire to provide to her students access to the many slides of architectural monuments she has photographed during her years studying the city. The interactive site uses a map of Rome to allow users to visualize the monuments within the broader urban context and in the historical development of the Eternal City.

Jeffery Howe's guide to Art on the Web

In the pre-Google years (remember them?), Professor Howe started a project to compile and share interesting websites he came across. The usefulness of his curated and categorized collection of art-related links endures.