students working in the VRC

VRC hours from Thanksgiving week until the beginning of 2021 spring semester are as follows:

  • Thanksgiving week: Open Mon 11/23, 9am-4pm; closed Tue 11/24; open Wed 11/25, 12:30pm-4pm.
  • End of semester (11/30 through 12/11): Open Mon, 9am-4pm; open Tue through Fri, 12:30pm-4pm
  • Winter break: Closed. Staff are working remotely on weekdays, 12/14 through 12/18 and 1/4 through 1/13. Email us with questions. No VRC staff are available from 12/21 through 1/1. 

The most immediate way for students and faculty to reach us is by chat in Microsoft Teams: log in with your CU email address ( and IdentiKey password, and start a chat with Elaine Paul or Lia Pileggi.

The VRC provides and facilitates access to images, imaging, and related information resources for teaching, learning, and research in the Department of Art and Art History. We support AAH students and faculty through:

  • A digital image and multimedia collection representing student work, images used for teaching, videos from the Visiting Artist program, and other content reflecting the Department’s research and curriculum
  • Computer stations, software, training, and support in digital imaging, image research, and classroom presentations
  • Equipment, facilities, and training for documenting creative work and research, and support for designated classrooms within the department

See the submenu items to the right for more information on all of the VRC's resources and services.

The VRC is located in the Visual Arts Complex, RM 310

Visual Resources Center Hours
  • Spring semester 2021 hours will be posted as soon as employee schedules become available.
  • The following are the VRC's hours under normal circumstances:
    • Regular semester hours: M-F, 8:00am – 6:00pm
    • Maymester and summer hours (open when AAH classes are in session): M-F, 9:00am – 12:00pm / 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    • The VRC is closed on school holidays, during fall and spring breaks, and when there are no AAH classes in session. During these times we are often available by advance appointment. Please call or email ahead.
  • Note that illness or other staffing limitations may occasionally cause the VRC to close unexpectedly during scheduled hours. If this happens, email for assistance.

Visual Resources Center Contact Information

Visual Resources Specialist and VRC Manager
Elaine Paul
Contact with general questions about the VRC, including image resources; customized orientations and training sessions for your classes; VRC scanning services in support of coursework; and employment opportunities.

Digital Imaging and Technology Coordinator
Lia Pileggi 
Contact about appointments for training in scanning and digital imaging; reserving the Portfolio Photography Room, and questions regarding VRC-maintained equipment and classrooms.

Graduate Assistants
Nataña Aldana, Emilie Luckett

Video Technician
Thomas Yi

Visual Resources Assistants
Dzifah Danzo, Manzanita Moore, Krista Villanueva

Equipment Room Assistants
Oriel Voegele

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