VRA and VRAF: What’s the Difference?

The Boards of VRA and the VRA Foundation (VRAF) recently completed a review and update of the Memorandum of Understanding between our two organizations, an activity that occurs every five years. This is a timely occasion to share information with you about how we collaborate and complement each other in support of VRA members and the profession.VRA established the VRA Foundation to oversee and develop grants, administer educational activities, and support community outreach projects. The missions of the two organizations are closely aligned, with a few important distinctions. VRA is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of media management within the…

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From Project to Product: Effective Project Management and Strategic Planning

May 29, 2020: From Project to Product: Effective Project Management and Strategic Planning at the University of Toronto Mississauga with instructor Shyam Oberoi, Chief Digital Officer, Royal Ontario Museum. Registration for each workshop will open one-to-two months in advance and end the Friday before the workshop. Stay tuned for additional descriptions, details, and schedules for each workshop.

Collaborating Across the Institution: Creating Professional Partnerships to Support Cultural Heritage

May 22, 2020 Hosted by the University of Michigan Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation Ready to Register? CLICK HERE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Collection managers, archivists, librarians and curators, especially those working in cultural heritage and education facilities, face common challenges. Shortage of resources — staff, funding, space, support for new initiatives — are familiar hurdles in non-profit environments. This day-long workshop will provide practical tools, exercises, networking, discussion and a case study to help participants discover and leverage resources, develop and maximize partnerships, and structure plans to realize goals. The workshop will be organized into the following sections, each including…

Last Day to Register for Collaborating Across the Institution

Registration is open until Friday, May 15, 2020, although it will close earlier if it reaches capacity. REGISTER HERE! Two stipends are being offered to students to cover the tuition of the VRAF Workshop: Collaborating Across the Institution. Students must be enrolled in or entering a graduate program in 2020. To be considered for the stipend, please fill out the form linked below. The deadline for submission is April 17th. Recipients will be notified by April 24th. Application form for student scholarship PLEASE NOTE: On-site registrations will not be accepted for this workshop. If you have questions about registration, contact Beth Haas, VRAF Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu CANCELLATION POLICY…

Last Day to Register for Can We Do That? Regional Workshop

REGISTRATION:  This Regional Workshop has been postponed from March 13, 2020 to June 5, 2020 If you ARE able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th – you don’t have to do anything! Your registration is good for that day and we look forward to seeing you then. If you are NOT able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th – please email bwodnick@princeton.edu. The deadline to receive a full refund is Friday, March 20th. Registration is now closed. PLEASE NOTE: On-site registrations will not be accepted for this workshop. If you have questions about registration, contact Beth Haas, VRAF Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu CANCELLATION…

Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media

This Regional Workshop has been postponed from March 13, 2020 to June 5, 2020 If you ARE able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th – you don’t have to do anything! Your registration is good for that day and we look forward to seeing you then. If you are NOT able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th – please email bwodnick@princeton.edu. The deadline to receive a full refund is Friday, March 20th. Hosted by Occidental College Library / Center for Digital Liberal Arts Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation Registration is now closed. WORKSHOP…

Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces the Winter 2020 Professional Development Grant Recipient

Meghan Lyon. Photographed by Meghan Lyon © Copyright Meghan Lyon, 2020. The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce the Winter 2020 VRAF Professional Development Grant in the amount of $1000 to Meghan Lyon, a MSLIS Student Graduate Assistant at the Pratt School of Information's Semantic Lab, and a NYARC Web Archiving Fellow at the Frick Art Reference Library. Meghan Lyon, plans on utilizing the funds to attend the 2020 Society for American Archivists (SAA) National Conference, which will be in Chicago, Illinois from August 3-8, 2020. Lyon will be a co-presenter at a session titled, "Digital Access and preservation in Artists' Archives: Challenges,…

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2020 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications

Thursday, January 23, 2020 The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it 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, February 14, 2020, 11:59PM Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant, please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com. The recipient of the 2020 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, February 28, 2020, and…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Announces Can We Do That? Regional Workshop: March 13, 2020

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that Can We Do That? Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media will be held on March 13, 2020 at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. Can We Do That? Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media is one of the four workshops being offered in the fifth year of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program. The VRA Foundation is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions. How do I know whether something is protected by copyright? What is fair use and how can…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Announces New Website

Dear VRA Foundation Friends, With the new year and new decade upon us, the VRA Foundation has a new website! Visit us at vrafoundation.org. We have updated the VRA Foundation logo, the aesthetic of the website and the domain. While the appearance of pages and posts has been refreshed, there are no major structural or programming changes at this time. As always, we are continually considering new forms of educational programming and support for professional development and research in the field. We hope you enjoy the updates to the website and if you need to contact us please do so at vrafoundation@gmail.com. Happy New Year, On behalf…

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