About DAC Collection Search
The Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University holds more than 24,000 objects, chiefly prints, photographs, and other works of art on paper. The DAC collection serves teaching, study, research, exhibition, and other educational purposes. More than 3,800 collection objects are now represented by DAC Open Access Images.
The links above to the right offer several ways to search the collection, with tips for doing so. You also can start a broad search from this page.
DAC Collection Search is in ongoing beta. At present it offers text-based catalog records for nearly the entire collection (see note below regarding recent acquisitions), along with 3,800 downloadable DAC Open Access Images representing most of the DAC's Dutch, German, French, Italian, and Spanish prints from the 16th through 19th centuries. High-resolution, zoomable images of those 3,800 prints also are available for direct viewing here online.
Most of the images of Dutch and German prints were made in 2015 during the first of three summers of grant-funded digital photography of DAC collection objects. This digitization project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services via IMLS Museums for America grant number MA-30-14-0334-14. More images from this project will appear here as they become available, with British prints scheduled to be added in late 2016.
Development of DAC Collection Search is ongoing. Updates which require it to be offline generally are made between 5:00 and 7:00 PM Eastern time, when it may be unavailable. Alongside that iterative development, object information is periodically updated from the DAC's collection management system. Our long-term aim is to provide descriptions and images of all works in the collection.
http://dac-collection.wesleyan.edu is a clean, persistent link to this page with no user-session information.