The Virtual Collection is a database of high quality images representing the works of artists with HIV/AIDS. It uses advanced technology to bring together and make immediately accessible a large collection of art, which otherwise would require sifting through thousands of slides. With the ability to find and see these works of art in detail, the Estate Project will ensure continued access, presentation, and study of the cultural legacy created by the artistic community during the AIDS crisis.
The Virtual Collection can be viewed in two ways:
The Insight Browser is the easiest way to begin experiencing the
Virtual Collection. It utilizes any typical web browser
and requires no plug-ins or downloads. This browser is
recommended for first time users.
Coming Soon! The Insight Java Client is a fully featured Java application that
requires download. It provides rich features and advanced
functionality over the Insight Browser. The Java Client is
recommended for researchers and frequent visitors.
Important Note to AOL Users
Browser System Requirements
The Virtual Collection is a collaboration representing the following collections:
Visual AIDS, New York
Visual AIDS, Boston
Visual Aid, San Francisco
L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center
The creation of the Virtual Collection by the Estate Project would not have been possible without the resources and support of our partners. Many organizations and individuals participated in this project, but we are particularly grateful to the individual artists involved and to our founding partner and principal archival source, Visual AIDS.
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Robert D. Farber Foundation
Photographers and Friends United Against AIDS
City of Los Angeles, Office of the AIDS Coordinator
Joseph Nicholson/Peter Spinelli
Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro
Important Note to AOL Users:
This site is not supported in AOLís internal browser. Please open either Netscape or Explorer while signed on to AOL, go to http://www.artistswithaids.org/collection/index.asp.
Browser System Requirements:
Hard Drive Free Space:
Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
MacOS OSX 10.2+
Recommended: 24 bit+ video card
Minimum: 16 bit video card
Recommended: 20" or larger non-interlaced monitor (1024x768)
Minimum: 15" non-interlaced monitor (800x600)
Recommended: LAN 100MB+, DSL, ISDN, Cable
Minimum: 56k Modem
The Insight Browser software is a product of Luna Imaging, Inc.
If you have comments, suggestions or need help, please contact the Estate Project at firstname.lastname@example.org