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Faculty Support

Museum Learning

Students engaging with art during a Cantor class visit

Class Visits

Cantor welcomes class visits to engage with works on view in our galleries. In addition, the Wilsey classroom within the Museum is a dedicated space for classes of all subjects to engage with works in our collection not currently on view in the galleries. Either type of visit can be led by course instructors or you can make a request for Cantor staff educators to lead visits.

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Research Support

Research Visits

We are here to help facilitate research on works in our permanent collection by any researchers, including students and other members of the Stanford community.

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Other Types of Engagement

If you are interested in other types of engagement, including collaborating with our team to design a class or research project, please get in touch with 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 research, contact Registration at Please consult our collection online 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 or student 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 Images may be used for study, research, and educational purposes only and may not be published or reproduced without further approval.

Tools for Object-Based Research

The Cantor Arts Center Collection

Explore the 38,000+ artworks in our collection.

Search the Collection

Anderson Collection at Stanford University

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

Search the Collection

Thematic Portfolios

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

Explore Selections

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.

Explore Library

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

Explore Content

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.

Explore Timeline

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

Explore Encyclopedia