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MDID Image Database

Our digital image database hosts about 50,000 images from the history of art for use in FSU courses. MDID is both an archive and a presentation delivery tool. FSU instructors and students may use MDID’s built-in Viewer, download individual images for use in other applications, download a group of images directly into a PowerPoint file, and upload their own images for use in presentations.

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More Databases and Tutorials for FSU Art Historians

Articles Instructions for finding and retrieving PDF files scanned for Art History class readings. The database contains about 4,400 articles, essays, and book chapters. Available to all FSU Art History instructors using FSUID.
Canvas Tips Some quick tips and reminders for FSU art historians using Canvas, the university’s learning management system. More detailed assistance is available in the Canvas Support Center, but this page covers many of the most common questions.
Remote Teaching More in-depth remote teaching tips & tutorials developed during the switch online in 2020; under constant development and open to suggestions. If you can’t get in, email Jean to be added to this Canvas organization site.
Library The Art & Design Library (Rose Library) is home to a non-circulating collection of more than 10,000 books donated by FSU faculty, alumni, and students. You may use or scan the books in the Library. Though it will remain non-circulating, the collection is currently being catalogued for incorporation into the FSU Libraries database for easier searching. Meanwhile, to search for a specific title, contact Jean or ask the graduate student on-site staff.


FS4U is an online scholarship platform for finding and applying for funding. View available scholarships, apply, accept offers and submit thank you letters or other post-acceptance requirements. Faculty and staff may view eligible applicants, review applications, select recipients, offer scholarships, and monitor award and thank you letter status.

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 know it is not always possible to stay two weeks ahead of your class, and we try to meet 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.

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