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 2013-2014 Internship Award Recipient

    Angie Yip, of Chatham, Ontario, Canada, is the winner of the VRA Foundation’s first Internship Award. She will receive $3,000 to work in the Visual Resources Department at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, collaborating with the Detroit Institute of Art and Wayne State University to catalog and make accessible several thousand images to facilitate teaching and learning.

  • VRA Foundation Awards Two 2013 Project Grants

    The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of its 2013 VRAF Project Grants to Amanda Rybin and Christopher Strasbaugh. The amount of each award is $1500.00.

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