Reminder call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2020-2021 Due July 24

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the eighth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association. Candidates should apply after developing a project with…

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Call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2020-2021

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the eighth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association. Candidates should apply after developing a project with…

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Joint VRA and VRAF (VRA Foundation) Solidarity Statement

The VRA and VRAF condemn all violence, and acts of racism, including police brutality, against Black people, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). Unacknowledged structural, institutionalized, and legislated racism can no longer be tolerated. Our Black colleagues, their lives, their work, and their sense of belonging to this community matter.As a members’ organization (VRA) and a foundation (VRAF), we strive to create an inclusive community that values and encourages diversity in its membership and work. Our mission is not only to promote knowledge sharing, skill development, and best practices, but also to foster open, inclusive communication; to offer a supportive community; and to advocate for all people…

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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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Announcement regarding updated website for Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO)

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces that the Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO) data content standard for the cultural heritage community, is now under the auspices of the Visual Resources Association (VRA). Formerly sponsored by VRAF, CCO activities centered on educational efforts to promote widespread acceptance of cataloging best practices for the visual resources, museum, library, and archival communities. Under VRA’s newly formed Cataloging and Metadata Standards Committee (CaMS), the CCO Subcommittee will continue these activities and oversee the standard. The CCO Subcommittee is currently upgrading web resources, developing training videos, and reviewing cataloging examples. To find out more, go to Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO) at: http://vraweb.org/resources/cataloging-cultural-objects/

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Visual Resources Association Foundation announces 2018 Project Grant recipient

The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the 2018 VRAF Project Grant in the amount of $3000 to James Sobczak, Digital Imaging Assistant II, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The University of Washington has more than 81 Collections with over 250,000 digital assets depicted from its Special Collections in CONTENTdm. The University of Washington's School of Art + Art History + Design's Visual Services Department oversees their in-house MDID Collection, ARTstor, and UW Image Bank. The VRAF Project Grant will allow University of Washington's School of Art + Art History + Design to digitize a collection donation of 26,800+ 35mm slides from…

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