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Media Center



Due to copyright restrictions, Art History Media Center materials are available only to FSU faculty and staff teaching Art History and related courses.  Contact the curator for account setup and training.

MDID Image Database

Our digital image server hosts about 50,000 images from the history of art for use in FSU courses. MDID is both an image archive and a presentation delivery tool. You may use MDID’s built-in Viewer or download images for use in other applications.
 • MDID Image Database
 • MDID Tutorial for new users
 • Make an appointment for one-on-one training

Article, Video, and Fellowship Databases

Art History students and faculty, click a link below to access departmental resource databases.

ARH Articles: Log in with your FSUID. Click Find at the top right of the page, enter search criteria, and click Perform Find. PDF files identified here can be requested from the curator or downloaded directly from the Art History File Server.

A&D Library The School of Art & Design Library: over 6,500 books and journals donated by current and retired FSU professors and students. Catalogued in (old)MDID – just log in as Guest to see only the Library collection, or log in with your MDID account and specify the Library collection when you search.

Videos:  Our video collection is also catalogued in MDID. Log in as Guest to see only the Library collection, then enter “film” in the Call Number field.

ARH Fellowships: Awards and fellowships available to Art History graduate students.

New Material Requests

You may leave items in Jean Hudson’s mailbox or send books via LEDS and send the information via email.


When requesting article scans, please include: your name, page numbers to scan, date needed, return request (items are returned to your mailbox or to the library) and special requests (add or remove endnotes or images, OCR).  Scans are sent to you via email or FSU Dropbox and archived in ARH Articles.  Please note: Due to reasonable copyright restrictions, we will only scan excerpts/chapters/essays, NOT entire books.


When requesting images, please include: your name, list of images to photograph or download, date needed, return request (to your mailbox or to the library) and special requests (data to include or change, keywords). Images are saved as JPEGs, 2400 pixels in longest dimension and added to the MDID Image Database, unless publication quality is requested.

Turnaround time

  • For small quantity (20–30 image) requests, please try to allow two weeks.  We realize it is not always possible to stay two weeks ahead of your class, and we try to accomodate last-minute requests, but we cannot guarantee them.
  • If you are developing a new course or need many new or improved images for an existing course, please submit a list or arrange a meeting to discuss your needs one semester ahead of time.


Corrections to the image database can be made immediately.  If you notice a problem in data or image quality, please send correction requests right away, using the Image ID number to identify the image to correct.

Send a correction request

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