is a combined collection of over 450,000 digital images, color and black and white slides, and mounted
photographs illustrating the history of art and architecture from prehistoric times to the present.
As a specialized library, we provide visual resources in support of the academic programs of the University's College of Fine Arts and School of Architecture and Planning. Named in honor of Dr. Bainbridge Bunting (1913-1981), professor of architectural history at the College of Fine Arts from 1948 until 1978, the facility has grown from a personal collection housed in his office, to an integrated, organized educational resource incorporating the latest in images and technology.
BVRL joins in the social media conversation with a Facebook page! Bunting Library and visual resources news items will be updated frequently. We invite you to check it out, like us, and come back often.
This effort, as well as a new introductory brochure are the handiwork of our most recent staff hire, Heather Kline who will be responsible for outreach and collection. Heather is a familiar face at UNM, where she completed her MA in May 2012, and in the Bunting Library where she has worked as a graduate intern.
Finally, BVRL is in the midst of migrating digital collections to MDID. Please contact us for progress info, or to indicate your willingness to help with beta-testing.
The Mission of the Bunting Visual Resources Library is to support the University of New Mexico's College of Fine Arts and School of Architecture through the expert acquisition, classification and maintenance of the highest possible quality visual resources, while at the same time provide outstanding client services.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Art Building (#84), Room 304
Center for the Arts, BVRL
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Telephone: (505) 277-6415
Fax: (505) 277-0708
Credits for all images are available here