The permanent collection of the The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia consists of approximately 13,000 objects; highlights include European and American painting, photography, works on paper, African art, and American Indian art. Many of our finest objects are available online for browsing and study.
Museum curators selected over 1,000 works from the collection for accessible online study, research, and teaching purposes. The online collection is updated regularly with new records, images, and research. Significant additions will appear as new portfolios.
The Numismatic Collection
The Numismatic Collection of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia includes nearly 600 coins of Greek and Roman origin. This version of the numismatic collection website is based on Numishare, an open source framework for managing and publishing coins and medals. Numishare originated with the first release of this collection in 2008 through the Scholars' Lab of the University of Virginia Library, following its development during a Roman numismatics graduate seminar taught by Proffessor John Dobbins in the Fall of 2007. Currently, it is developed and maintained by the American Numismatic Society, and utilizes numismatic concepts defined by Nomisma.org and geographic places defined by the Pleiades Gazetteer of Ancient Places to make the collection broadly available by means of linked open data in Pelagios and Online Coins of the Roman Empire.