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Faculty Support

Museum Learning

Class Visits

Our education and curatorial staff is available to help develop plans for gallery and classroom experiences at the museum.

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Students engaging with art during a Cantor class visit

Assignment Collaboration

Our educators and curators are eager to collaborate across disciplines to develop course assignments that incorporate museum objects.

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Custom Digital Object Portfolios

Our team can identify images of museum objects related to a particular subject, movement, artist or theme and compile them into a digital portfolio for your students’ use. We can also provide high-resolution digital images for objects in the collections, when available.

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Research Support

Research Consultations, Assignment Design and Other Engagement

If you are interested in other types of engagement, including research consultations and object-based activity or assignment design, please contact the Cantor’s academic staff at


Requesting High-Resolution Images

If you would like to request high-res images of Cantor collection objects for use in your teaching, contact Shanna Dickson, Associate Registrar, at Please consult our online collection and include the name of the artwork(s) and the accession number(s) in your request. We are able to supply up to 20 images to each faculty member each quarter. We will fulfill your request within 5 business days of receiving your email. Images may be used for study, research, and educational purposes only and may not be published or reproduced without further approval.

Research Consultations

Our educators and curators can help facilitate your or your students’ independent research on the permanent collection.

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Tools for Object-Based Research

The Cantor Arts Center Collection

Explore the 38,000+ artworks in our collection.

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Explore this vast collection, established by a generous gift of 121 contemporary works by Mary Margaret and Hunk Anderson.

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Thematic Portfolios

Selections of works from the museum’s collection organized thematically by artist, medium, period, or exhibition.

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Learning Guides

Our curators prepared special learning guides, videos, and virtual gallery talks for use in Stanford courses and student and faculty research. Discover them by clicking below.


Bowes Library Art Images

A list of art image databases compiled by Stanford’s Bowes Art & Architecture Library.

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Thousands of free art history videos and essays developed by art historians, archaeologists, and museum curators.

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The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

This global approach pairs thematic essays with works of art in the Met’s collection and broader historical chronologies.

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Conservation & Art Materials Encylopedia Online (CAMEO)

A collection of databases related to the historical and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of art objects

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