Luna Insight website

About Luna

Luna is a storage tool for digitized media that is accessible over the web, and a searchable database of World Visual Culture that stores a variety of image and media file types, along with associated metadata.

Ways to use Luna

Luna users can:

  • Create and store image groups in Luna
  • Create presentations from saved groups of images
  • Export images for use outside Luna
  • Export Luna image groups and presentations to Powerpoint, Keynote or as html (web pages) and web widgets

Dornsife Luna users have access to:

  • The USC Dornsife Luna database: the Art and Architecture Image Collection, which contains more than 50,000 images and metadata
  • Shared content from other institutions such as the David Rumsey Map Collection and the Museum and the Online Archive of California

Requesting access to the USC Dornsife Luna database

The USC Dornsife Luna database is available at To become a registered user of Luna, please contact Michael Bonnet at

Note about off-campus access: Please connect to before you access the Luna database. VPN is installed already on Dornsife-managed computers; for personal computers, download and install Cisco AnyConnect using our instructions.

Content for Luna at USC is directed by faculty needs. USC Dornsife departments and faculty with collections of digitized content are encouraged to contact DTS for inclusion in Luna. Content owners can decide to limit access or allow access to a broader community at USC.

We also provide other services for faculty such as scanning for publications and presentations.