The Fine Arts Library Image Collection, available to all Penn students, faculty and staff, offers an expanding database of digital images. The content of the database includes drawing, painting, sculpture, prints, photography, manuscripts, maps, ceramics, furniture, architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, contemporary art and more.
The collection has been built over time in direct support of the Department of the History of Art and Penn Design. As a result, it offers unique insight into the pedagogical practices of faculty since the 1960s. Legacy collections currently in process include Ed Bacon's teaching and research collections, the substantive Papal Medals photographic collection, historic aerial photographs of Rome, and many others.
To access the Fine Arts Image Collection, as well as a number of other Penn collections, launch ARTstor and look for the "institutional collections" section.