AHVA Visual Resources Centre

Photo courtesy of Dr. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe

The Visual Resources Centre (VRC) within the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at UBC maintains a combined collection of visual materials in analogue and digital formats to support the teaching, learning, and research of Art History, Visual Art, Critical & Curatorial Studies, and Film Studies. 

With a dynamic database of 50,600+ digital images and 560,000+ items of 35mm photographic slides, videos, films, laserdiscs, DVDs, and Blu-rays, the VRC is an expansive and enriching academic media centre. 


  • Image research and acquisition
  • Digitization and scanning equipment
  • Digital humanities and digital scholarship projects
  • “Art History How-to” undergraduate workshops
  • Presentation assistance  
  • AV Equipment booking
  • Seminar/screening room (by appointment)
  • AV technical support

To inquire about one of these services, please view our contact information. 



Frederic Lasserre Building (Room 206), 6333 Memorial Road


Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


604 822 3802




Yasmin Amaratunga, Curator of Collections

Brandon Leung, Curatorial Assistant 

Dmitri Lennikov, Film Coordinator 

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