Now in its fourth year, and thanks to the continued and generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this program is allowing the VRAF to realize its mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management.
The 2018-2019 workshops are:
Documenting Cultural Heritage: Strategies and Spaces for Digital Capture
Instructor: Chris Strasbaugh
Hosted by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY
November 30, 2018
Something Mappy This Way Comes: An Introduction to Digital Mapping Technologies
Instructor: Justin Madron
Hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR
January 25, 2019
Exhibit, Instruct, Promote, Collaborate: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship
Instructor: Susan Jane Williams
Hosted by The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
March 1, 2019
Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends
Instructor: Shyam Oberoi
Hosted by The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler
April 26, 2019
Learn more about the current regional workshops here!
The Midwest Chapter of the Visual Resources Association is looking to expand its ranks with graduate students and emerging professionals interested in image archives, digitization, digital collections management, and art history!
We are delighted to announce that the Midwest Chapter will sponsor membership fees for up to four current Master’s or PhD degree program students in library science, museum studies, art history, or related fields. The award includes membership to the VRA national organization and Midwest Chapter, an $80 value. The Student Membership Scholarship Award is also intended to provide support for students’ professional development, and recipients of the membership award will be paired with a mentor in the Midwest Chapter for the duration of their year-long membership in collaboration with the VRA Membership Committee.
The Midwestern Art Cataloging Discussion Group (MACDG) is a loosely organized group of librarians who meet at least once a year. Anyone interested in art and architecture or visual resources cataloging is welcome to attend. For more information or to add your name to the group’s mailing list please contact the current chair, Karen Stafford, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Midwestern Art Cataloging Discussion Group (MACDG) Fall 2018 meeting will be held at DePaul University, Chicago, October 26. We have a schedule of exciting discussion and tours!
The schedule is as follows:
9:00-9:30: Gather for light breakfast (DePaul University Library, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., Idea Lab 2 (room 207))
RSVP to Karen Stafford at email@example.com. Please include cataloging discussion topics of interest for our meeting and come prepared to tell us all about your most recent cataloging projects. We are also seeking volunteers to host our next meetings.
Join VREPS and ArLiSNAP for their 2018 Virtual Conference: New Media Challenges and Solutions for Art Information Professionals
New media art, objects, and scholarly projects in the digital realm are challenging our traditional definitions and methodologies for collection, preservation, and research as information professionals. As the scope for new media continues to expand, how are we defining, describing, and cataloging new media objects? How are we preparing for and anticipating storage and conservation needs? How do we respect artist intent and support scholarly research around these born-digital objects?
The webinar will take place on Saturday, October 13th at 1PM CST.
We invite proposals that share research and projects featuring new media in art librarianship and visual resources management for our annual virtual conference, an opportunity for emerging professionals to present in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career librarians across North America.
You must also be available to participate in a short practice session with the webinar software in the evening on Thursday, October 4.
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities. For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, September 7, 2018, 11:59pm Pacific Time.
The recipient of the 2018 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, September 21, 2018, and must be used before September 21, 2019.
Applicants should have a professional interest in visual resources and cultural heritage information management, and may include retirees, the currently unemployed, or students seeking educational and training opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information.
Membership in the Visual Resources Association is not required.
Statements of financial need will be strongly considered.
Acceptable Uses of Award Money:
Transportation costs to and from the event venue
Registration fees or tuition
Required course materials (e.g., work books, DVDs)
Meals – including meals in transit to and from the educational event
Grant monies may not be used to cover indirect costs (a percentage of grant money take by the grantee’s institution to cover perceived overhead)