University of Mississippi

Facilities: Art History

Most art history classes at The University of Mississippi are taught in a classroom and an auditorium in Meek Hall, while cross-listed art history/classical archaeology classes are taught in a classroom at the University Museum.

Meek 120 has a seating capacity of 50 and is available for art history classes and other uses by the Department of Art throughout the day. It has a multi-media control lectern, a desktop computer, a ceiling-mounted LCD projector, and a 12-foot-wide projection screen.

Meek 138 is an auditorium with elevated seating for 150. It is equipped with a multi-media control lectern, a desktop computer, a ceiling-mounted projector, and a 20-foot-wide projection screen. This space is shared with the Theater Department and is available for art history classes in the mornings.

Room 103 at the University Museum has a seating capacity of 40 and an 8-foot wide projection screen. The courses that are taught in this space also make use of the adjacent ancient Greek and Roman holdings of the museum.

 

Visual Resource Center Facilities

The Visual Resource Center (VRC) is maintained by the Visual Resource Center Coordinator and provides an online digital image database (UMDID.org) that currently contains over 33,000 digital images in its constantly growing archive. In addition, the VRC houses an analog collection of over 90,000 slides used for art history research and instruction. The VRC Coordinator carries out the digitization of images and coordinates audio-visual equipment that can be checked out by Department of Art instructors and graduate students.

Image and slide-scanning equipment in the VRC includes an Epson GT-20000 scanner and a Nikon Super Coolscan Slide Scanner 8000.

Equipment available for checkout by instructors includes:

4 portable LCD projectors

9 slide projectors

4 Macintosh laptop computers

1 PC laptop computer

2 DVD players

2 VCRs