Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop

Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation

Cost: $50

December 10th, 2021, 1pm to 6pm EST

Instructor: Anne M. Young


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 undertaking licenses for reproductions of collection objects. This workshop will provide a baseline review of applicable intellectual property rights, including U.S. copyright law and the fair use limitation on exclusive rights, before delving into a deeper understanding for the potential integration of Creative Commons licenses,, and Traditional Knowledge labels with collection objects to expand existing permissions practices at galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs). Participants will be introduced to a variety of resources and examples to help guide them and their constituents in making appropriate decisions as they navigate evolving permissions practices, including Open Access initiatives, at GLAM institutions.


This workshop will be hosted using Zoom video conferencing. The link and password will be emailed to participants in advance. The recording will be made available to registered participants for a limited time after the session. Lecture materials will be made available to registered participants following each session.


Anne M. Young, Director of Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property, Newfields. Young oversees the rights and reproductions department at Newfields and provides guidance and interpretation on a variety of institutional standards, policies, and procedures, including: intellectual property, contracting, cultural patrimony, repatriation, and overall risk mitigation. Young received the Visual Resources Association’s Nancy DeLaurier Award in 2017 for her editorial work on Rights and Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions, the second edition of which was published in 2019. Young was formerly the photographic archivist for the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and has worked for the Art Gallery of Ontario and George Eastman Museum. In 2018 she received a Master of Jurisprudence focused on intellectual property, art, and museum law from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Young previously received a Master of Arts in photographic preservation and collections management from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Arts in art history and studio art (photography) from Indiana University.


If you have questions about registration, contact Chris Strasbaugh, VRAF Director,


Cancellations for the VRAF Regional Workshop will only be accepted until December 5, 2021. Until this time, registrants will be refunded their full fee minus a $25 service charge. After December 5, 2021, cancellations will not be refunded. While every attempt will be made to hold the workshop at the stated time, however, if the instructor is unable to hold the workshop at that time for any reason, the workshop will be rescheduled. Refunds of the registration fee will only be issued if you are unable to attend the workshop on the rescheduled date.

Workshop Contacts:

If you have general questions about the workshop, please email the Regional Workshop Implementation Team at If you have questions about registration, contact Chris Strasbaugh, VRAF Director,