Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces 2018 Professional Development Grant recipient

Monday, September 24, 2018

Visual Resources Association Foundation announces 2018 Professional Development Grant recipient


The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the 2018 VRAF Professional Development Grant in the amount of $1000 to Karly Wildenhaus, Research Assistant, Getty Research Institute.

Karly Wildenhaus, a recent graduate of the UCLA MLIS program, plans on utilizing the funds to attend the 2018 Museum Computer Network conference, which will be in Denver, Colorado from November 13-16th. Wildenhaus will be a co-presenter at a session titled, The Possibilities of Exhibition Histories, LOD, and Improving Access to Historical Museum Materials. She will be discussing the “current and proposed data models of MoMA’s archival documents, images and publications going back to 1929, with the integration of including a 40-year exhibition history of MoMA PS1 for sharing and publishing.”

Besides being a presenter at MCN in November, she will continue her conference circuit by also presenting Building Community and Solidarity: Disrupting Exploitative Labor Practices in Libraries and Archives during the 2018 DLF Forum in Las Vegas this October and moderating the session, Private Eye(s): Privacy Strategies for Art Libraries in the Digital Age at the 2019 ARLIS/NA Conference in Salt Lake City.

The VRAF Professional Development Grant Program reflects the broad mission of the VRAF to support professional development in the field of visual resources and cultural heritage information management. The grant can be used to participate in a professional development opportunity of the grantee’s choosing (such as a conference, symposium, workshop, online education), or to enroll in relevant research activities (such as hands-on field work or a site visit for scholarly purposes). For more information about the VRAF, the VRAF Professional Development Grant, and other VRAF programs, please visit

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