The Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) offers many excellent digital images and resources for students and scholars of art history and social studies alike. The organization is based at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham, England, and can be explored in two different ways. The VADS image catalogue lets users browse numerous thematic Collections that span a wide range of time and place. Some collections of note include Designing Britain: Design Archives, University of Brighton, Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict, and Netherlands Decorated Books Collection: London College of Communication. Alternatively, visitors can browse The Learning Index (found under Resources) for educational materials that center on visual materials from the collection. For example, one such Learning Index collection, Calligraphy: An Education in Letter Form, features detailed information about the history of the art of calligraphy as well as external book and web resources.
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