The Visual Resources Association Foundation

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management, while advocating for the value of images and visual media in the teaching and learning environment.

The Foundation advances scholarship and research:

  • image collections
  • technology
  • metadata
  • visual literacy
  • copyright

The Foundation supports educational activities:

  • instructional tools
  • regional workshops
  • online learning
  • advocacy materials

The Foundation improves outreach to the community:

  • intellectual property rights
  • best practices
  • dissemination of digital images
  • public access to visual resources information

News & Events

  • VRA Foundation Announces 2014 Professional Development Grant Winners

    The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of its 2014 VRAF Professional Development Grants to Mark Pompelia of the Rhode Island School of Design, and Courtney Baron, of the University of Georgia.

  • VRA Foundation Announces 2014-2015 Internship Award Recipient

    Gabriella Karl-Johnson is the winner of the VRAF’s 2nd Internship Award. She will receive $3,000 to digitize, describe, and make discoverable a collection of lantern slides in the Digital Media Services & Image Archive at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.

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