Awards, Fellowships and $$$
VRAF Professional Development Grant
Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019 – Two Grants Available!
Apply Here – VRA Membership NOT required!
Association of Architecture School Librarians – Annual Conference
Frances Chen Travel Award + Student Travel Award
Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019
Learn More & Apply
Advice, Articles, & Podcasts
Arts in the Public Library by Autumn Wetli via ArLiSNAP
Resources for Small Archives by the Historical Society of Pennslyvania
The Art Newspaper Podcast hosted by Ben Luke, the Art Newspaper covers and discusses news and current issues from international museums, art galleries, and auction houses
CFPs, Conferences, Symposiums, and such…
Visual Resources Association Bulletin
Call for Content: Spring 2019 Open Access Issue
In addition to being openly accessible, the Bulletin now offers a hybrid peer-review model in which authors can select whether or not to have a submission peer-reviewed.
Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019
Triangle Digital Humanities Institute on Digital Humanities Pedagogy
Where: Duke University
When: Monday, March 5, 2019, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
CAA 2019 (College Art Association)
Where: New York City
When: February 13-16, 2019
*VRA will be meeting, during CAA2019, February 15, in the Morgan Suite at the New York Hilton, from 12:30-1:30pm* (This event is free and open to the public, so you do not need to be a CAA member or to register for the conference to attend the VRA business meeting)
Webinars, Podcasts, and more
Zoom On In are free 20-minute virtual copyright sessions. They’re part of Copyrightlaws.com’s 2019 initiatives to make people more aware of copyright law. Think of these sessions as copyright education or copyright literacy in a nutshell.
*Happening Today* The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites you to join Dr. Susan Rather, a professor and an associate chair for the department of art and art history at the University of Texas at Austin and winner of the 2018 Charles C. Eldredge Prize, for a talk entitled “Constructing the American School” on Thursday, February 7, at 4 p.m. EST at the museum. Watch a live webcast here!
National Trust for Historic Preservation-Preservation Leadership Forum presents Including Women in the Sequel: Re-Interpretation and Telling the Full History at Historic Sites. Panelists from Belle Grove, the Oneida Community Mansion House, and the Pauli Murray House discuss their work telling women’s stories—including identifying source materials, developing interpretive plans, and building narratives that tell a broader American story. Watch the recorded webinar here (free)!
New England Museum Association presents Finding the Broadest Benefit in Preservation. As many of us face ongoing limitations in funding and staffing, it is increasingly important that each preservation action taken improves long-term outcomes for the largest number of items. Preservation (preventive conservation) is best approached when we take a moment to step back from the trees and start looking at the forest. This session will provide a brief refresher on the difference between preservation and conservation, will take you through the various aspects of a preservation program while identifying areas where broad actions have significant benefits and will explore the impact and feasibility matrix as a method for building a long-range preservation plan that benefits all of your collections. Watch the recording here (free)!
Check back next Thursday for more Happenings! Missed a week? Take a look at previous happenings here.