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…

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…

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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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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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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Visual Resources Association Foundation Announces 2019-2020 Internship Award Recipient

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Board of Directors announces the 2019-2020 VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This award was generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Kristine Clark, of Phoenix, Arizona, is the recipient of the VRA Foundation’s seventh Internship Award. She will receive $3,000 to work a minimum of 200 hours with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to “bridge the gap between accessible and available” on the museum’s website. Approximately half of SMoCA’s collection of nearly 2,000 objects have been photographed and are available for online viewing. However, one can currently only browse by object…

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