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: Collaborating Across the Institution: Creating Professional Partnerships to Support Cultural Heritage at the University of Michigan Library with instructor Jackie Spafford, Images Resources Curator, University of California, Santa Barbara.   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.

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

March 13, 2020 Hosted by Occidental College Library / Center for Digital Liberal Arts Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation Ready to Register? CLICK HERE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop is aimed at helping information, academic, archives, and cultural heritage professionals navigate the murky waters of US copyright law as it relates to visual media.  Through both lecture and small-group exercises, we will answer common questions such as: How do I know whether something is protected by copyright? What is fair use and how can I apply it?  What copyright exceptions are available for library or archival use? How can I…

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

REGISTRATION:  REGISTER HERE Registration is open until Friday, February 28, 2020 or until all spots are filled. 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: Cancellations for the VRAF Regional Workshop will only be accepted until February 28, 2020. Until this time, registrants will be refunded their full fee minus a $25 service charge. After Feb. 28, cancellations will not be refunded. While every attempt will be made to hold the workshop on March 13, 2020, if an emergency prevents either the instructor or a large number of participants from…

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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Beyond Licenses: Integrating Creative Commons, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge into Permissions

Beyond Licenses: Integrating Creative Commons, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge into Permissions Practices Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop November 22, 2019 Hosted by the University of Denver, Colorado Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation REGISTER HERE! Registration is open until Friday, November 15, 2019, although it will close earlier if it reaches capacity. The registration fee for this workshop is $125 and is payable by PayPal/Credit Card or Check. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Today’s visual resource professionals must understand that copyright is just one element of intellectual property rights and a multitude of “other” considerations that may need to be reviewed when…

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces the 2019-20 Regional Workshop series

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Regional Workshop series: November 22, 2019: Beyond Licenses: Integrating Creative Commons, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge into Permissions Practices at the University of Denver with instructor Anne Young, Head of Rights and Reproductions, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Newfields. March 13, 2020: Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media at Occidental College Library with instructor Cara Hirsch, Deputy Head of Legal and Business Affairs at The Virtual Reality Company. May 22, 2020: Collaborating Across the Institution: Creating Professional Partnerships to Support Cultural Heritage at the University of Michigan Library with instructor Jackie Spafford, Images…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces 2019 Fall Professional Development Grant Recipient

October 4, 2019 The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the Fall 2019 VRAF Professional Development Grant in the amount of $1000 to Malkia Okech, Augmented Reality Developer for the Penn & Slavery Project, Penn Libraries Digital Scholarship, UPENN, Philadelphia, PA. Malkia Okech, plans on utilizing the funds to participate and develop her skills with a 4 day workshop with African Digital Heritage in Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya, Africa. She will be assisting in the planning, presenting and collaborating on a workshop, "Creating Interactive Digital Assets", which is part of a Skills4Culture series, with the goal of training museum professionals and general cultural…

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