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Monday, March 25
 

8:00am

VRA Executive Board Meeting I
By invitation only.

Monday March 25, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Laguna Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

9:00am

VRAF Board Meeting
By invitation only.

Monday March 25, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Newport Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:00pm

Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tour: Art Deco
Limited Capacity seats available

The Art Deco tour is an in-depth look at the history, materials, and style of Art Deco architecture popular in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s. Everyone knows that L.A. is a glamorous city. But few know that true Old Hollywood glamour lies in the streets of downtown L.A.! Nothing evokes Jazz Age elegance like Art Deco. On this tour, you’ll marvel at the incredible detail of these structures, with their brilliant colors and lush materials. You’ll learn how Art Deco made its way to L.A., and why it became such a defining architectural style in the city.

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. One service provided is informative docent-led architectural walking tours in downtown L.A., see: https://www.laconservancy.org/tours.  

Tour starts in Pershing Square (if closed, meet at the corner of 6th & Olive Streets)

$20.00 | Limited to 15 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

Monday March 25, 2019 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Pershing Square 532 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

4:00pm

Registration Desk
Monday March 25, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Golden State Ballroom Foyer, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

4:30pm

VRA Board / VRAF Board Joint Meeting
By invitation only.

Monday March 25, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Laguna Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA
 
Tuesday, March 26
 

7:30am

Registration Desk
Tuesday March 26, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
Golden State Ballroom Foyer, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

8:00am

Workshop: Clean, Transform and Enhance Your Data – Getting Started with OpenRefine
Limited Capacity seats available

ORGANIZER:
  • Sheryl Frisch, Visual Resource Specialist, California Polytechnic State University

INSTRUCTORS:
  • Sheryl Frisch, Visual Resource Specialist, California Polytechnic State University
  • Samantha Norling, Digital Collections Manager, Newfields
  • Greg Reser, Metadata Analyst,  University California, San Diego

$40.00 | Limited to 25 participants. 
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this workshop at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this workshop to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

Spend less time editing more records while improving the quality of your data using OpenRefine (http://openrefine.org/), an open source program that offers a practical approach to efficiently clean and transform data. Data comes from multiple sources and is messy. Cleaning data takes time, and is challenging when staffing and resources are limited. In this workshop, you will be given an overview of the program, learn how to analyze your data, and transform it with text faceting, filtering, clustering, and using GREL (General Refine Expression Language) expressions that will allow you to write code to further manipulate data.

One of OpenRefine's most advanced features is the reconciliation service which allows you to connect to Linked Open Data (LOD) on the Web and enrich your data with additional information (Wikidata, Getty vocabularies, LCSH and LCNAF, VIAF, and more). Use of the built-in Wikidata reconciliation service will be demonstrated in a pre-recorded video by Samantha Norling (Digital Collections Manager, Newfields).

Participants will need to bring a laptop to follow along with the exercises. Instructions on how to download and install OpenRefine, data sets, and additional documentation, will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

Sponsors
avatar for Visual Resources Association Foundation

Visual Resources Association Foundation

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management, while advocating for the value of images and visual media in the teaching and learning environment... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
San Diego Room, Mezzanine Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

8:00am

Workshop: The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself: Public Speaking for Introverts and Other Reluctant Presenters
Limited Capacity seats available

ORGANIZER:
  • Betha Whitlow, Curator of Visual Resources, Washington University in Saint Louis

INSTRUCTORS:
  • Meghan Rubenstein, Curator of Visual Resources, Colorado College
  • Marsha Taichman, Visual Resources & Public Services Librarian, Cornell University
  • Betha Whitlow, Curator of Visual Resources, Washington University in Saint Louis

$40.00 | Limited to 20 participants. 
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this workshop at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this workshop to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

Many of us have a fear of public speaking that prevents us from sharing our great ideas and experience, and even those who speak frequently admit that getting up in front of a room can still induce trembling hands and sweaty palms. While useless tips like imagining your audience in their underwear to banish nerves abound, in truth simple steps can be taken to help you survive and even thrive before a crowd. In a highly supportive and interactive environment, this workshop will explore the causes (and even potential benefits!) of stage fright, and discuss how to mitigate it through: Mindfulness and other stress reduction techniques The fear minimizing power of a well-crafted talk Techniques for public speaking After taking this workshop, you may still not actively court the limelight. But you will have the tools--and ideally newfound confidence--to transition from perpetual audience member to speaker on the stage.

Sponsors
avatar for Visual Resources Association Foundation

Visual Resources Association Foundation

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management, while advocating for the value of images and visual media in the teaching and learning environment... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sacramento Room, Lobby Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

9:00am

Workshop: Lesson Planning for Fair Use and Visual Literacy
Limited Capacity filling up

ORGANIZERS/PRESENTERS:
  • Allan Kohl, Librarian, Visual Resources and Library Instruction, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Bridget Madden, Associate Director, Visual Resources Center, University of Chicago

INSTRUCTORS:
  • Dani Brecher Cook, Director of Teaching & Learning, Library, University of California, Riverside
  • Allan Kohl, Librarian, Visual Resources and Library Instruction, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Bridget Madden, Associate Director, Visual Resources Center, University of Chicago
  • Molly Schoen, Visual Resources Curator, Fashion Institute of Technology

$30.00 | Limited to 25 participants. 
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this workshop at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this workshop to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

The open access e-book Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Lesson Plans for Librarians (ARLIS/NA Occasional Paper No. 17, 2018) builds off of the CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts to guide art information professionals in designing and delivering active learning experiences that empower students to understand copyright and take advantage of fair use in their art, design, and academic practices. This workshop will introduce art information professionals to frameworks and best practices for user instruction and equip them with tools and strategies to teach fair use in their own institutions. The workshop will give attendees an understanding of fair use and other visual literacy issues and how to integrate them into library instruction.

Sponsors
avatar for Visual Resources Association Foundation

Visual Resources Association Foundation

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management, while advocating for the value of images and visual media in the teaching and learning environment... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
California Ballroom A-B, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

9:00am

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): Library & Archives / 3D: Double Vision
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

THIS TOUR IS FULL.

Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, mirroring Los Angeles’s rich cultural heritage and uniquely diverse population.

Jessica Gambling, LACMA Archivist, will lead us on a tour of the Library and Archives.
"In keeping with LACMA’s commitment to research and education, the Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Art Research Library maintains an extensive, non-circulating collection of research-level materials that support the museum’s collections and programming. The library holds over 200,000 monographs, exhibition catalogs, journals, periodicals, reference resources, and current auction catalogs, as well as a growing collection of art ephemera files. As of January 2014, the library shares its space with LACMA’s Art and Technology program."

Curatorial Assistant, Nick Barlow, will then lead a walk-through of the 3D.
"Double Vision Exhibition. 3D: Double Vision is the first American exhibition to survey a full range of artworks, dating from 1838 to the present, that produce the illusion of three dimensions. Drawn from the realms of art, science, mass culture, and entertainment, the artworks in 3D: Double Vision will dazzle the eyes and provoke the imagination. Ultimately, to experience 3D is to engage with questions about the nature of perception, the allure of illusionism, and our relationship with the technologies that create such images."

Tour organizer will help participants coordinate ride share to and from the museum. Please budget ~$15 round trip for ride share costs.

Itinerary:
8:00am Depart Doubletree Little Tokyo for LACMA (10 miles/30 minute drive)
8:50am Meet at LACMA Staff Entrance
9:00am Archives & Library Tour
10:00am Curator Tour of 3D: Double Vision exhibition
11:00am Free Range Gallery Time
12:00pm No-Host Lunch (Ray's & Stark, C+M, LACMA Cafe, Wilshire food trucks)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
lacma.org
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Driving Map

Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

10:00am

Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tours: Historic Downtown
Limited Capacity seats available

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. One service provided is informative docent-led architectural walking tours in downtown LA, see: https://www.laconservancy.org/tours.  

Historic Downtown
The Historic Downtown tour provides a great overview of the historical and cultural landmarks of downtown Los Angeles, from the eighteenth century to the present, including the Central Library, the U.S. Bank Tower, the Bradbury Building and a ride aboard the historic funicular Angels Flight (ticket included, 24-hour notice needed for wheelchair access to the train).

Tour starts in Pershing Square (if closed, meet at the corner of 6th & Olive Streets)

$20.00 | Limited to 18 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)
 

Tuesday March 26, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Pershing Square 532 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

12:15pm

Meetup Lunch for New Members, 1st/2nd Time Attendees, VREPS, Mentors/Mentees, and Reviewers/Reviewees
New members, 1st/2nd time conference attendees, VREPS, conference/year-round mentors and mentees, and peer resume & cover letter reviewers/reviewees are invited to meetup over an informal lunch. If you are new to the VRA or the conference experience or are an emerging professional or student, or just need some time to catch up with your mentor, mentee, reviewer or reviewee, this Meetup is a great way to connect in a friendly and social environment. Boxed lunch will be provided. Let’s Meetup!

By invitation only.

Endorsed by the VRA Membership Committee.

Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Golden State Ballroom I, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:30pm

Hauser & Wirth: Exhibitions Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

An Educator led gallery tour will guide us through the current exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth.

Hauser & Wirth opened its Los Angeles location in March 2016 in the heart of the burgeoning Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Occupying a former flour mill, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is a vibrant communal space that links art and architecture with a dynamic events program. In addition to supporting and collaborating with many local and international cultural organizations, nonprofits, and universities, the Los Angeles gallery fosters public dialogue with the arts through a range of activities that engage the city’s diverse population.

$10.00 | Limited to 20 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)
 

Itinerary:
12:15 - Meet in Hotel Lobby to walk to H&W (0.6 miles/12 minutes walk)
12:30 - 1:30 - Tour with Gallery Educators (Exhibitions TBA)
1:45 - Meet at H&W entrance, return to hotel

Hauser & Wirth
hauserwirth.com
901 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

Walking Map

Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Hauser & Wirth 901 East 3rd Street Los Angeles CA 90013

1:00pm

Japanese American National Museum: Exhibition Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

The Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the historical and contemporary experiences of people of Japanese ancestry. The first museum of its kind in the United States, JANM opened in a new facility in 1999 (two blocks from the VRA conference hotel). The museum has a permanent collection of art works, artifacts, photographs, written records, oral histories, and other materials documenting the lives of Japanese Americans before, during, and after the World War II mass incarceration. Changing exhibitions have ranged from America's Concentration Camps to Ansel Adams at Manzanar to a focus on artists like Isamu Noguchi and Ruth Asawa to popular culture icons like Hello Kitty and George Takei, the latter of whom donated his personal collection in 2016. Recent digital projects of interest, which incorporate items from the JANM collections, include Exploring America's Concentration Camps and Enemy Mail.

$15.00 | Limited to 10 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)
 

Itinerary:
1:00 - 2:00: Docent led tour of Common Ground
2:00 - 2:15: Staff introduction to Gambatte
2:15 - Self-guided time in Gambatte or other areas of museum

MARCH 2019 EXHIBITIONS:
Common Ground: Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit features modern and historical photographs documenting the stories of Japanese Americans who were forcibly incarcerated during World War II. Large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. are displayed next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others; each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter. Inspired by the Japanese concept of gambatte—to triumph over adversity—the exhibition chronicles the strength and legacy of a generation of Japanese Americans who persevered over unimaginable hardship.


Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

2:00pm

Session: Mapping New Vistas: Employing Emerging Technologies Into Your Visual Resource Services
ORGANIZER:
  • Jon Cartledge, Digital Imaging Specialist, Smith College

PRESENTERS:
  • Jon Cartledge, Digital Imaging Specialist, Smith College
  • Andrew Maurer, Interactive Media Coordinator, Smith College
  • Chris Strasbaugh, Digital Library Archivist and Curator, The Ohio State University

As responsibilities and needs shift for the visual resource community, finding new, relevant, technologies for art history and other humanities can be a daunting task. Presenters will discuss using different technologies to expand the meaning of visual resource classroom support and the strategic role you can play to begin being to matchmaker and mover of technology in your institution.

Jonathan Cartledge and Andrew Maurer from the Imaging Center at Smith College will share the history and results of recent pilot projects in virtual environments and ArcGIS mapping for classroom use. Visual resource projects take on new forms from StoryMap presentations to virtual exhibition halls.

Chris Strasbaugh from the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University will be talking about how he saw Virtual Reality as the next great tool for education and how he created buy-in from vendors and the faculty to imagine what is possible in the classroom with the help of ever-important student ambassadors.

Sponsors
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vrcHost LLC

We specialize in installation, integration, customization, and feature development for the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID) project - an open source digital content management system used at hundreds of institutions worldwide for teaching and scholarship in the visual arts.


Tuesday March 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:00pm

Session: Where Is Your DAMS? Considerations From a Locally-Hosted Instance
ORGANIZER/PRESENTER:
  • Sarah Pham, Digital Assets Specialist,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

This session begins with Sarah Pham (Digital Assets Specialist) from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art detailing factors in the management of a locally-hosted DAMS, including how the varying roles of stakeholders are balanced as well as the challenges influencing workflows and DAMS end users. For instance, who is best suited to interface with the software vendor? Are administrators the prime point of contact? How do they best facilitate collaboration between the vendor and IT staff while prioritizing users needs and expectations? The second part of this session will be a facilitated conversation where attendees are encouraged to participate in an informal discussion; topics can range from the challenges and highlights of working with digital assets to addressing users needs as administrators or the steps involved in implementing a DAMS. This can be an opportunity for attendees to connect with fellow practitioners to talk about where they may be with their DAMS and as a group work through some solutions or ideas to best serve users and administrative needs.

(This is an updated hybrid presentation/discussion formerly a panel comparing instances of local versus cloud-hosted DAMS.)

Tuesday March 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

3:00pm

Coffee Break
Grab some coffee or tea and some trail mix before heading into your next session!

Sponsors
avatar for vrcHost LLC

vrcHost LLC

We specialize in installation, integration, customization, and feature development for the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID) project - an open source digital content management system used at hundreds of institutions worldwide for teaching and scholarship in the visual arts.


Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Golden State Ballroom Foyer, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

3:15pm

Session: Lightning Talks
MODERATOR:
  • Jackie Spafford

PRESENTERS:
  • Jessica Cebra , Metadata Management Librarian, Stanford Libraries/Prelinger Library,  Artists’ books, zines, and ephemera at the Prelinger Library in San Francisco
  • Monica Kenzie, Information Resources Technical Specialist, University of Michigan, Migrating Forward
  • Adelaide McComb, Curatorial Assistant, Lakota Dream Museum, Decolonizing Museum Data
  • Jason Miller, Director, CED Visual Resources Center, UC Berkeley Environmental Design Archives, Planting Plans: combining new images, old data, and the landscape before you
  • Jeff Mixter, Software Engineer, OCLC, Sharing and Aggregating Cultural Heritage material using IIIF
  • Devon Murphy, Graduate Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Information Worlds of Art Museum Curators and Registrars
  • Julia Murphy, Digital Asset Manager, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, "Interpretative" Documentation
  • Jackie Spafford, Image Resources Curator, University of California, Santa Barbara, New Life for a Visual Resources Space


Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Golden State Ballroom I, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

4:30pm

Session: Moving/Still/Textual Pictures - Tools for Analyzing Art, Texts, and Films
MODERATOR:
  • John Hunter, Professor of Comparative Humanities, Bucknell University

PRESENTERS:
  • Sarah Eckermann, Computer Engineering student, Bucknell University
  • John Hunter, Professor of Comparative Humanities, Bucknell University
  • Bridget Madden, Associate Director, Visual Resources Center, University of Chicago
  • Gabriel Rodriguez, Digital Curator, Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Stefaan Van Liefferinge, Associate Research Scholar, Media Center for Art History, Columbia University


Tuesday March 26, 2019 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

4:30pm

Session: Teaching Visual Literacy as an Evolving Discipline
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Patricia Guardiola, Assistant Director, Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania

PRESENTERS:
  • Amy Lazet, Visual Resources Specialist, College for Creative Studies
  • Meghan Rubenstein, Curator of Visual Resources, Colorado College
  • Jessica Sack, Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education, Yale University Art Gallery

In 2011, the ACRL published its Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, which provide guidance in finding, using, evaluating, and making images. The years since those standards were established have been revolutionary for online images and other visual media, from increased digitization to new methods of sharing, editing, and manipulating. In a landscape where anyone can create media and metadata, we face the challenges of evaluating quality, accuracy, and authenticity while navigating information overload. This session will explore academic initiatives in visual literacy, whether integrated in the classroom, provided as tutorials, or implemented in a novel fashion. We’ll also examine popular and even controversial means of finding, sharing, and making digital media. We will pose these questions: In our current climate, what does it mean to be visually literate, and how do we assess this skill? How have visual literacy and our methods for teaching it changed in the era of fake news and doctored media? What can we do as information professionals to be both guides and innovators in the field of visual literacy instruction?

Sponsors
II

Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History

The Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History was organized to promote interdisciplinary research and publication by scholars working in Latin-American cultural history. The Institute sponsored several major conferences related to Latin American history and... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 4:30pm - 5:45pm
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

5:45pm

Greater New York Chapter Meeting
Chapter Chair: Erin McCall, Artstor


Tuesday March 26, 2019 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Hotel Lobby DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm

Material and Object Collections Special Interest Group Meeting
CO-ORGANIZERS:
  • Allan Kohl, Librarian, Visual Resources and Library Instruction,  Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Jackie Spafford, Image Resources Curator, University of California, Santa Barbara

MODERATOR:
  • Allan Kohl, Librarian, Visual Resources and Library Instruction,  Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Materials-based collections represent a challenging new mode of information management in terms of subject specialization, physical description and accommodation, and institutional mission. The goal of this SIG is to facilitate open discussion of Material and Object Collections and their relationship to various library/visual resources tasks. The Material and Object Collections SIG would provide an opportunity for individuals working with a variety of materials and objects collections - including those that support art and art history courses, those that support architecture and design courses, and those in cultural heritage organizations - to share ideas, issues, and potential solutions in regard to tasks similar to common library/visual resources activities (including cataloging, documentation, staffing, outreach), as well as more specialized concerns relating to the management of physical objects (security, storage and retrieval, the design of user spaces, etc.). By providing an opportunity for participants to share brief introductions and profiles of their collections, we hope to encourage networking and exchange information about sources for specialized items; to display sample items; and to provide examples of successful solutions to typical problems. Our long-range goal would be to foster an ongoing support group that would be of particular benefit to those professionals who are in the beginning stages of building or organizing physical collections.


Tuesday March 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm

Publications and Communications Group Meeting
ORGANIZER:
  • Amy McKenna

Tuesday March 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
San Diego Room, Mezzanine Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm

Solo Visual Resources Professionals Special Interest Group Meeting
MODERATOR:
Jennifer Kniesch, Visual Resources Librarian, Dickinson College

The Solo Visual Information Professionals Special Interest Group acts as a platform for discussion for VRA members who are solo professionals. Solo visual information professionals have no professional peers within their immediate department. They often serve as the head of the library or visual collection and may have support staff such as assistants, interns, student workers or volunteers. They are found in all types of GLAM related organizations including special libraries, art and architecture school libraries, museum libraries, branch libraries, academic departments and independent art agencies. For solo professionals, the VRA SIG provides a crucial means to connect with the wider community. This special interest group enables solo professionals to discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities unique to their positions.

Tuesday March 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

Welcome Reception
Welcome to VRA 2019 in Los Angeles! Reconnect with colleagues, compare schedules, and settle in for a great conference while you enjoy a light snack of cheese and fruit, sip infused waters, or get a drink at the open bar.

Tuesday March 26, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kyoto Gardens DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA
 
Wednesday, March 27
 

8:00am

Annual Business Meeting / Breakfast
The VRA Annual Business Meeting is the official forum for conducting Association business. The agenda includes the President's State of the Association message; the Treasurer's report; updates on current and future Association projects and activities; the recognition of outgoing officers, committee chairs, and appointees; the induction of incoming officers, committee chairs, and appointees; and the presentation on the 2020 conference host city. There will be an opportunity for questions and announcements from the membership.  Breakfast will be provided.

The Executive Board cordially invites all Visual Resources Association members to attend and participate.

Wednesday March 27, 2019 8:00am - 10:30am
Golden State Ballroom I, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

10:45am

Session: Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Brian Shelburne, Head, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst

PRESENTERS:
  • Lavinia Ciuffa, Photographic Archive - Curator, American Academy in Rome
  • Emily Hagen, PhD Student, Department of Art History, Penn State
  • Jenni Rodda, Manager, Digital Media and Computer Services, Institute of Fine Arts/NYU

Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities are terms that describe rapidly growing techniques and methodologies in academia. For some Visual Resources professionals, the technologies that are used in DS/DH projects are perceived as a shift away from our skillset that requires significant additional learning and resources to participate. At the heart of many projects, however, are tools and techniques that have been employed in traditional VR facilities for years. This session offers case studies of how VR professionals with a conventional VR background can contribute to DS/DH projects in a meaningful way. It also offers an example of how VR professionals with minimal knowledge can learn these tools and produce meaningful projects.

Sponsors
II

Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History

The Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History was organized to promote interdisciplinary research and publication by scholars working in Latin-American cultural history. The Institute sponsored several major conferences related to Latin American history and... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

10:45am

Session: Special Topics in Intellectual Property Rights: Motion Pictures, Archival Footage, and Film in Pedagogy
ORGANIZERS/MODERATORS:
  • Margaret McKee, Digital Asset Manager, The Menil Collection
  • Heather Seneff, Director, Visual Media Center, University of Denver

PRESENTER:
  • Snowden Becker, MLIS Program Director, UCLA Department of Information Studies
  • Amy Lazet, Visual Resources Specialist, College for Creative Studies
  • Claudy Op den Kamp, Senior Lecturer in Film,  Bournemouth University

As layered, collective works that bring together multiple kinds of intellectual property, films present complex rights challenges. How do commercial studios clear all the rights hurdles necessary to bring new works to the public, and how do they manage the rights for these new creations? How do film archives evaluate the copyright status of works that come into their collection, and how do they balance the interests of rights holders with their mission to preserve and provide access to these materials? How can visual resource professionals who facilitate the pedagogical use of motion pictures in teaching and student work traverse these tricky waters and evaluate when they can assert fair use with confidence? This session will examine issues specific to the use of film and new media in research, education, and creative works. Three speakers will address aspects of copyright that impact the commercial motion picture industry, film archives, and educational institutions.

Wednesday March 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

11:00am

Registration Desk
Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 4:00pm
Golden State Ballroom Foyer, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm

Japanese American National Museum: Behind the Scenes Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

The Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the historical and contemporary experiences of people of Japanese ancestry. The first museum of its kind in the United States, JANM opened in a new facility in 1999 (two blocks from the VRA conference hotel). The museum has a permanent collection of art works, artifacts, photographs, written records, oral histories, and other materials documenting the lives of Japanese Americans before, during, and after the World War II mass incarceration. Changing exhibitions have ranged from America's Concentration Camps to Ansel Adams at Manzanar to a focus on artists like Isamu Noguchi and Ruth Asawa to popular culture icons like Hello Kitty and George Takei, the latter of whom donated his personal collection in 2016. Recent digital projects of interest, which incorporate items from the JANM collections, include Exploring America's Concentration Camps and Enemy Mail.

$15.00 | Limited to 10 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)
 

Itinerary:
12:00 - 12:30: Behind the scenes with Collections Department
12:30 - 12:45: Staff introduction to Gambatte
12:45 - Self-guided time to spend in Gambatte or other areas of museum

MARCH 2019 EXHIBITIONS:
Common Ground: Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit features modern and historical photographs documenting the stories of Japanese Americans who were forcibly incarcerated during World War II. Large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. are displayed next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others; each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter. Inspired by the Japanese concept of gambatte—to triumph over adversity—the exhibition chronicles the strength and legacy of a generation of Japanese Americans who persevered over unimaginable hardship.


Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

12:15pm

Cataloging and Metadata Standards Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Xiaoli Ma 

Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:15pm

Education Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Beth Haas 

Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Los Angeles Room, Lobby Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:15pm

Financial Advisory Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Jeannine Keefer 

Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Laguna Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:15pm

Intellectual Property Rights Committee Meeting
Committee Co-Chairs: Margaret McKee & Heather Seneff 

Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
San Diego Room, Mezzanine Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:15pm

Nominating Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Allan Kohl

Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Newport Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:15pm

VREPS Committee Meeting
Committee Co-Chairs: Chelsea Stone & Kendra Werst

Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Sacramento Room, Lobby Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

1:15pm

Session: Digital Preservation and Audio/Visual Content
ORGANIZER:
  • Joey Heinen, Digital Preservation Specialist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

MODERATOR:
  • Krystal Boehlert, Visual Resources Specialist,  University of California Riverside

PRESENTERS:
  • Joey Heinen, Digital Preservation Specialist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Holly McGee, Digital A/V Assistant, Getty Research Institute 
  • Sadie Menchen, Digital Services Manager, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Across the various options in Digital Asset Management Systems, there is great inconsistency in terms of their ability to faithfully preserve and provide access for A/V content. How are cultural heritage institutions grappling with these complexities and forging their own path with the systems they have in place? For this session we will hear from digital preservationists at three different institutions. Over the past year, LACMA has expanded its configuration of ResourceSpace (ODIN) to support A/V content as well as improving upon its technical and provenance metadata extraction and management to assist in obsolescence monitoring and preservation planning for its digital collections. However, this wasn’t without a high degree of trial and error, a particularly complex situation given that they are locally hosted and must share responsibilities between LACMA staff and the software developers. The Getty Research Institute has been using Rosetta to manage both preservation and access workflows for its audio-visual collection items. They will address some of the challenges faced in serving the diverse needs of their user base, the changing nature of web standards and video players, as well as the complexity of managing a service for a large institution with a development company that is across the globe. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Digital Management Services platform brings together collections management, digital asset management, and digital preservation workflows into a single, centralized platform. They will provide an overview of the platform's architecture, which combines Collections Management, Digital Asset Management, and Media Asset Management systems. They will highlight the benefits and challenges of designing automated workflows for preservation and access that accommodate a wide range of both audiovisual and still image assets.

Wednesday March 27, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

1:15pm

Session: Framing Places and Identities: Biographies of Photographic Archives and their Environments
CO-ORGANIZERS/CO-MODERATORS:
  • Anne Blecksmith, Head, Reader Services, The Huntington
  • Maureen Burns, Consultant IMAGinED Consulting & Associate, Archivision

PAPERS/PRESENTERS:
  • "Mobility in the Photo-Archive: The Traveling Salerno Ivories"
    Ute Dercks, Deputy Head of Photo Library, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut
  • "The Legacy of Max Hutzel and Fote Arte Minore: Roberto Sigismondi and Foto Arte Italiana"
    Tracey Schuster, Head of Permissions and Photo Archive Services, Getty Research Institute
  • "From Craig's List to Digital Objects: The Nine Lives of the Ninomiya Photo Studio Collection"
    Greg Williams, Director, Archives and Special Collections, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Photographs in archives, museums, or special collections lead two distinct lives--a creative life prior to entering a repository and a preservation life afterwards. Ideally, repositories bridge the two lives; however, notions of place and institutional practices have tangible impacts on both identities. Scholars, such as Elizabeth Edwards, have advanced our understanding of the materiality of photographs, their social biographies, and the integral and complex roles photographs and photo archives serve in anthropological and historical contexts. Initiatives such as the Photo Archives conference series, led and organized by Costanza Caraffa at the Kunsthistoriches Institut in Florenz, have expanded upon ideas of the archive of place and conceptualized the photo archive as a dynamic, evolving ecosystem that has the power to shape the identity of its collections, dependent on the archive for survival. Thus the repository itself—whether it is a photo archive, museum, or special collection—assigns a new place and identity to photographs. Moving into a digital space, making the images more readily accessible, complicates issues relating to location and effects institutional practices. Place and identity also influence access and the experience of the collection managers and researchers. This session will explore three repositories that are connected in various ways to their mission, creator, history, and geographical location and will illustrate singular collections as case studies of the two lives—creative and preservation. Presenters will share the histories and challenges of the collections and archives as well as ideas for developing a deepened and more inclusive collective cultural memory.

Wednesday March 27, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:15pm

Coffee Break
This coffee break will be held in conjunction with the Community Partnership Event: Finding Opportunities to Collaborate event. Enjoy a coffee or tea and an elegant dessert while talking to VRA's commercial partners and committee leaders about products, projects, and learn about how to become more involved in the work of the Visual Resources Association.




Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Golden State Ballroom Foyer, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:15pm

Community Partnership Event: Finding Opportunities to Collaborate
This Community Partnership event, scheduled concurrently with a coffee break and no opposing programming, will provide VRA members with focused time to meet with VRA’s commercial partners and committee leaders. The one hour and 45 minute event will provide ample opportunities for conversations about products, projects, and information about how to become more involved in the work of the Visual Resources Association.


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Golden State Ballroom Foyer, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

4:45pm

VRA Convocation
Join us for what is sure to be one of the the highlights of the 2019 conference! The Convocation begins with recognition of the Association’s honors and awards recipients, along with the generous donors who have made these awards available, followed by the Visual Resources Association Foundation Legacy Lecture given by Dan Goods.

Dan Goods is an independent artist and the Visual Strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. During the day he runs The Studio at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, leading a team developing creative ways of communicating and working to transform complex concepts into compelling stories that can be universally understood. In his leadership role there, Goods uses his artistic talents and passion for creating experiences where people are reminded of the gift and privilege of being alive. After hours, he works on a wide range of personal creative projects. Currently he is collaborating with others on new public art pieces in San Diego and San Francisco and is developing the “Museum of Awe,” an experience of art, science, theater and surprise, with David Delgado and Ivan Amato. Goods won an International Design Excellence Award for his work on the eCLOUD, a 110-foot-long digital sculpture at the San Jose International Airport. He has worked on other large-scale art projects at the Atlanta International Airport, at SIAS International University in China and for BMW in Paris, and has shown his work in museums around the world.

We hope that you will join us at the Convocation on Wednesday, March 27th, to hear Dan Goods speak about his unusual journey and how he has found that innovation, passion, and creativity can be unleashed to understand what it means to be you and what it means to be human.

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Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Golden State Ballroom I, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

6:45pm

VRA Convocation Reception
Catch up with friends and meet new colleagues while experiencing the ethereal contrast of a classic Japanese garden on a Los Angeles rooftop. Wander on stone pathways, admire gorgeous plants, vibrant flowers and a cascading waterfall in this half-acre oasis as you enjoy an open bar and an assortment of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres.

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Wednesday March 27, 2019 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Kyoto Gardens DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA
 
Thursday, March 28
 

7:30am

Registration Desk
Thursday March 28, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
Golden State Ballroom Foyer, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

8:00am

LUNA Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER:
  • Michelle de Farra, Project Manager, Luna Imaging

PRESENTERS:
  • Michelle de Farra, Project Manager, Luna Imaging
  • Drake Zabriskie, Chief Technical Officer, Luna Imaging

This session will focus on sharing recent enhancements to the LUNA Software including the LUNAversal Viewer, IIIF technologies and the integration of Archival Cloud Storage. The session is open to current users and those who are interested in learning more about how LUNA serves the evolving needs of the VR community. A question and answer period will follow.

Thursday March 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

8:00am

MDID Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER/PRESENTER:
  • Andreas Knab, Owner, vrcHost LLC

In this session Andreas Knab from vrcHost will share updates made to the MDID3 application over the past year, including the 2018 MDID 3.3 release. Other speakers will give short presentations on the use of MDID at their institutions. Topics for discussion include software and hardware requirements, installation issues, best practices, system integration, custom application development, etc. This informative session is open to anyone using or interested in MDID. Adequate time for a question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Thursday March 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

9:15am

Session: The Digital Scholarship Pivot: Case Studies in Using VR Skills to Expand Your Professional Reach
ORGANIZER:
  • Betha Whitlow, Curator of Visual Resources, Washington University in Saint Louis

MODERATOR:
  • Brian Shelburne, Head, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst

PRESENTERS:
  • Carolyn Lucarelli, Curator of Visual Resources, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Brian Shelburne, Head, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Betha Whitlow, Curator of Visual Resources, Washington University in Saint Louis

In a time when academic institutions emphasize the development of tangible and marketable skills alongside traditional humanities training, the so-called “digital humanities” are rapidly gaining traction. Notwithstanding their swift growth, the definition of the field remains mutable and even contested. Are these approaches and methodologies practical, theoretical, or some combination of the two? Despite varying approaches to and understandings of what constitutes the field, trying to enter it can still feel like gaining access to an exclusive club. This session will explore how to become a part of existing digital humanities and scholarship efforts, as well as how to use the skill sets common within our professional community to lead and spearhead original work in and approaches to the field.

Thursday March 28, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

9:15am

Session: The Rights Stuff: Ethical Decision-Making and Image Use in Different Contexts
ORGANIZER:
  • Bonnie Rosenberg, Manager of Rights and Images, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • Sara Schumacher, Architecture Image Librarian, Texas Tech University

MODERATOR:
  • Nazareth Pantaloni, Head, Copyright Program, Indiana University Libraries

PRESENTERS:
  • Maureen Burns, Consultant,  IMAGinED Consulting & Sales Representative, Archivision
  • Bonnie Rosenberg, Manager of Rights and Images, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • Sara Schumacher, Architecture Image Librarian, Texas Tech University

Ethical decisions surrounding image use are tied to unique contexts, making them difficult to standardize within institutional practices. Different disciplines and professions have their own accepted practices that can include—but often reach outside of—legal considerations. Additionally, the complex landscape of modern technologies and image formats further complicates processes of granting rights and permissions. As managers, stewards, and advocates for visual resources, we feel a responsibility to promote ethical image use universally, and equally want to ensure our own images and image collections are used in ways consistent with our organization’s values. How can we successfully integrate ethical decision-making into existing image use practices? This session will tackle academic and non-academic contexts and discuss strategies for reaching and educating various stakeholders and audiences.

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Thursday March 28, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

10:30am

Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Brian Shelburne, Head, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst

A gathering of Visual Resources professionals interested in Digital Scholarship to discuss issues in DS from the VR perspective and share thoughts on how to integrate DS work into our daily routines.

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

10:30am

Future-Proof Your Data: An Intro to CCO, the First Building Block Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Susan Jane Williams, Metadata Specialist, Archivision

PRESENTERS:
  • Jon Cartledge, Digital Imaging Specialist, Smith College
  • Sheryl Frisch, Visual Resource Specialist, California Polytechnic State University

CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects) is the first building block in creating standardized data that can stand the test of time and be migrated into future digital initiatives. However, the 2017 Cataloging and Metadata Practices Survey showed that many respondents were not familiar with CCO, and that both new VRA members and veteran catalogers are likely to be dealing with modified "in-house" data entry guides. Find out what you may have been missing! CCO gives a solid foundation in structuring and storing your data for the 21st century, and guides to standardizing data content, both for data entry and for public display and use, including Linked Open Data (when combined with a data structure schema and RDF.) This session will be the perfect opportunity to get exposure to CCO concepts and training, with a Q&A segment as well.

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm

Awards Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Steven Kowalik 

Thursday March 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Newport Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm

Development Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Chris Strasbaugh

Thursday March 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Laguna Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm

Membership Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Amy Lazet 

Thursday March 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Los Angeles Room, Lobby Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm

Travel Awards Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Allan Kohl

Thursday March 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sacramento Room, Lobby Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm

Japanese American National Museum: Behind the Scenes Tour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

THIS TOUR IS FULL. 

The Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the historical and contemporary experiences of people of Japanese ancestry. The first museum of its kind in the United States, JANM opened in a new facility in 1999 (two blocks from the VRA conference hotel). The museum has a permanent collection of art works, artifacts, photographs, written records, oral histories, and other materials documenting the lives of Japanese Americans before, during, and after the World War II mass incarceration. Changing exhibitions have ranged from America's Concentration Camps to Ansel Adams at Manzanar to a focus on artists like Isamu Noguchi and Ruth Asawa to popular culture icons like Hello Kitty and George Takei, the latter of whom donated his personal collection in 2016. Recent digital projects of interest, which incorporate items from the JANM collections, include Exploring America's Concentration Camps and Enemy Mail.

Itinerary:
12:00 - 12:30: Behind the scenes with Collections Department
12:30 - 12:45: Staff introduction to Gambatte
12:45 - Self-guided time to spend in Gambatte or other areas of museum

MARCH 2019 EXHIBITIONS:
Common Ground: Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit features modern and historical photographs documenting the stories of Japanese Americans who were forcibly incarcerated during World War II. Large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. are displayed next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others; each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter. Inspired by the Japanese concept of gambatte—to triumph over adversity—the exhibition chronicles the strength and legacy of a generation of Japanese Americans who persevered over unimaginable hardship.


Thursday March 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

12:00pm

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM): Museum and Galleries Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a special guided tour of the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, a celebration of Oscar-nominated costumes and their designers in its 27th year. See over 100 costumes from more than 20 films. Also, in the History Gallery, attendees will examine one of the rarest gold and silver embroidered ensembles to survive from the courts of Napoleon & Josephine. Majesty and Mystery: Saving a Napoléonic Court Gown is the name of the exhibition.

This tour of FIDM Museum &History Gallery is led by Kevin Jones, FIDM Museum Curator

Free self-guided tours of the FIDM Museum & Galleries, may be taken Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm (fidmmuseum.org) 

$25.00 | Limited to 25 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.) 
 

Costs of transport not included:
Ride sharing recommended (20 minutes)
Metro Red Line (20-30 minutes)
Walk (30 minutes)


About FIDM and FIDM Museum & Galleries
FIDM/ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (http://fidm.edu/) is an internationally recognized college with 4,200 students and over 70,000 graduates. An accredited, private institute for specialized professional education, FIDM offers degrees in 32 disciplines, including Bachelor's degree options anda Master of Business Administration. The college is headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, with other campus locations in Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.

FIDM Museum & Galleries has one of the nation’s finest costume collections of more than 15,000 objects, dating from the 18th century to the present. Exhibitions occur throughout the year, highlighted by the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design and Art of Television Costume Design.


Thursday March 28, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90015

1:00pm

Session: Ed Ruscha's Streets of LA: A lesson in digitizing, organizing and presenting visual information at the Getty
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Beth Haas, Digital Imaging Technician,  Princeton University, Firestone Library

PRESENTERS:
  • Nathaniel Deines, Digital Art History Project Manager at the Getty Research Institute
  • Chris Edwards, Imaging and Digital Media Architect at the Getty Research Institute and J. Paul Getty Museum
  • David Newbury, Software and Data Architect at the Getty Research Institute

Artist Ed Ruscha spent decades methodically photographing the streets of LA. This collection, now housed at the Getty, includes miles of 35mm film containing unprecedented cultural information, capturing LA like no one else has. It presents a daunting, but exciting problem in organizing and presenting visual information, which the Getty is taking on with this 3 year project.

Chris Edwards, Imaging and Digital Media Architect at the Getty, will present an overview of the history of this collection and multiple facets of this project including unique digitization workflows, GIS mapping, metadata creation and organization, OCR in images, and presentation website creation. Chris will also discuss the unique challenges to digitizing miles of 35mm film that has been stored on movie film reels. He worked closely with Digital Transitions to solve the problems faced with this unique collection and will discuss creative ways to approach “problem” collections.

Nathaniel Deines, Digital Art History Project Manager at the Getty, oversees the Streets of LA project and will discuss the cataloging and metadata challenges (and victories!) associated with such a rich and far-reaching collection of visual data. He will also present on the GIS aspect of the project and working with Stanford to map the locations shown in Ruscha’s images. David Newbury, Software and Data Architect at the Getty, will discuss how the project will be presented, catering to two different audiences, one scholarly, one public. The scholarly website will include finding aids and presentation software that allows the viewer to scroll through the reels of film. The public interface will be a space to show off this amazing collection and some new technology produced at the Getty.

This in-depth look at a far reaching, culturally important project will offer insights into the many aspects of digitizing, organizing and presenting a unique collection and give attendees a chance to think outside the box in relation to their own collections.

Endorsed by the VRA Education Committee. 

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Thursday March 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Golden State Ballroom I, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:30pm

Coffee Break
Grab some coffee or tea and some carnival themed snacks before heading into your chapter meeting!

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Thursday March 28, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Golden State Ballroom Foyer, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:45pm

Great Lakes Chapter Meeting
Chapter Chair:  Heath Patten, Oberlin College


Thursday March 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Hotel Lobby DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:45pm

International Chapter Meeting
Chapter Chair: Lavinia Ciuffa 

Thursday March 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Laguna Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:45pm

Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting
Chapter Chair: Jennifer Kniesch, Dickinson College

Thursday March 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Sacramento Room, Lobby Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:45pm

Midwest Chapter Meeting
Chair: Bridget Madden, University of Chicago

Thursday March 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
San Diego Room, Mezzanine Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:45pm

Northern & Southern California Chapters Joint Meeting
Northern California Chapter Chair: Jason Miller, University of California Berkeley
Southern California Chapter Chair: Krystal Boehlert, University of California, Riverside


Thursday March 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
California Ballroom A-B, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:45pm

Pacific Rim Chapter Meeting
Chapter Chair: Josh Polansky, University of Washington


Thursday March 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Newport Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:45pm

Southeast Chapter Meeting
Chapter Chair: JJ Bauer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thursday March 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
California Ballroom C-D, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:45pm

Upstate New York Chapter Meeting
Chapter Chair: Jasmine Burns, Cornell University


Thursday March 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

2:45pm

Wild West Chapter Meeting
Chapter Chair: Meghan Rubenstein, Colorado College

Thursday March 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Los Angeles Room, Lobby Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

3:45pm

Artstor/ITHAKA Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Megan O'Hearn, Education & Outreach Manager, ITHAKA

PRESENTERS:
  • Caroline Caviness, Product Manager, JSTOR Forum
  • Katherine Elston, User Support Lead, ITHAKA
  • Deirdre Ryan, Director, ITHAKA/JSTOR

Join us for an update on our latest tools and plans for their future development. We’ll be discussing the many improvements we’ve made to the Artstor Digital Library, including classroom teaching tools, image groups, and accessibility. We’ll also be presenting some of the results of our pilot program to make Artstor content available on JSTOR for institutions subscribing to both resources. Then we’ll move on to JSTOR Forum, covering its simpler, more intuitive new interface as well as other recent changes. Finally, we’ll spotlight some of the freely available Public Collections made possible by Forum subscribers and discuss their usage and discoverability.

Thursday March 28, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

3:45pm

Chapter Chairs Meeting
Thursday March 28, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
California Ballroom A-B, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm

VREPS Session: Stories from the Start
ORGANIZERS/MODERATORS:
  • Chelsea Stone, Photo Research and Permissions Librarian, History Colorado Center
  • Kendra Werst, Assistant Visual Resources Curator, Williams College

PRESENTERS:
  • Julia Murphy, Digital Asset Manager, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • John Trendler, Curator of Visual Resources, Scripps College
  • Betha Whitlow, Curator of Visual Resources, Washington University in Saint Louis

Have questions about starting out in the Visual Resources field? Interested in hearing other VRA members’ backstories? Join VREPS for a informal conversation with experienced professionals. Speakers will share stories from the beginning years of their career and discuss the difficulties they faced. An open discussion will follow, allowing all attendees to ask questions.  

Speakers:
Julia Murphy is the Digital Asset Manager at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Julia works to make Hirshhorn’s permanent collection more accessible to staff, researchers, and the public through photographic documentation. She oversees all images of the museum’s permanent collection, the photo archives of the museum’s history, and manages new photography of objects and exhibitions. Julia is also responsible for fulfilling all rights and reproductions requests for Hirshhorn’s object photography.  She trains and mentors interns and volunteers who work with the digitization efforts of the photo archives. Julia joined the Hirshhorn as a contractor in 2013 and became a full-time employee in 2016. She received a Masters in Library Science with a concentration in Archives from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2014. Prior to working at the Hirshhorn, Julia worked at the National Museum of African Art, CNN, and the White House.

John Trendler is the Curator of Visual Resources at Scripps College in Claremont, California. John graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and attended the New York Studio Program where he focused on abstract painting. John has given talks on technology and professional issues at various conferences, including the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Arts Education, The College Art Association, The Art Libraries Society of North America and of course the Visual Resources Association. John has served as the Secretary and Chair of the Visual Resources Association’s Southern California Chapter as well as the VRA’s Public Relations and Communications Officer between 2012 - 2016.

Betha Whitlow is the Curator of Visual Resources at Washington University in Saint Louis (WUSTL). Her position emphasizes digital curation, the development and use of technology in pedagogy, instruction in visual literacy, and forwarding digital initiatives, trend forecasting, and advising in the adoption and use of a variety of software and other technologies. She is also a lecturer and instructor of record for The Digital Art Historian, a graduate-level course at WUSTL, and currently serves as chair of the Danforth Staff Council, also at WUSTL. Her research and professional interests include the digital campus, design thinking and innovation, instruction, and management strategies, and are reflected her numerous conference and professional talks. She has served as the Visual Resources Association Vice President, co-chair of the VRA Strategic Plan Task Force, Chair of the VRA Education Committee, Chair of the VRA Publishing Advisory Group, Chair of the ARLIS/NA-VRA Summer Educational Institute, and on the Visual Resources Association Foundation Board of Directors, for which she helped developed the VRAF Regional Workshop program. She is the current co-chair of the VRA Identity Task Force, and the 2018 recipient of the Visual Resources Association's Distinguished Service Award. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, and received her MA in Art History from Washington University in Saint Louis.

Thursday March 28, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm

VRAF and VRA Donor Recognition Reception
By invitation only. 

Thursday March 28, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Suite 1723 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

New England Chapter Meeting
CO-ORGANIZERS: Amy McKenna & Kendra Werst

Meet in the hotel lobby and then we will walk together to the Arts District Brewing Co.


Thursday March 28, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hotel Lobby DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

Dinearounds
Restaurants:
  • Baldoria (American, Italian), 243 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, https://www.baldoriadtla.com/
    3 minute walk, meet in hotel lobby at 6:50 to walk together
  • FarBar (American Asian Gastropub), 347 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, https://www.farbarla.com/
    6 minute walk, meet in hotel lobby at 6:50 to walk together

Sign up at the Registration Table in the Golden State Ballroom Foyer.
Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own food and drinks.

Thursday March 28, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7:30pm

Dinearounds
Restaurants:
  • Izakaya & Bar Fu-ga (Japanese Fusion), 111 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, https://izakayafu-ga.business.site/
    3 minute walk, meet in hotel lobby at 7:20 to walk together
  • BADMAASH (Indian Pub Grub, Small Plates), 108 W 2nd St #104, Los Angeles, CA 90012,
    https://www.badmaashla.com/welcome
    3 minute walk, meet in hotel lobby at 7:20 to walk together

Sign up at the Registration Table in the Golden State Ballroom Foyer.
Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own food and drinks. 

Thursday March 28, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
 
Friday, March 29
 

7:30am

Registration Desk
Friday March 29, 2019 7:30am - 11:00am
Golden State Ballroom Foyer, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

8:00am

VRA Executive Board Meeting II
By invitation only.

Friday March 29, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Laguna Beach Room, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

8:00am

Workshop: Advanced Embedded Metadata Export-Import in Adobe Bridge
Limited Capacity seats available

ORGANIZER:
  • Greg Reser, Metadata Analyst,  University of California, San Diego

INSTRUCTORS:
  • Marcia Focht, Curator of Visual Resources, Binghamton University
  • Greg Reser, Metadata Analyst,  University of California, San Diego

$40.00 | Limited to 20 participants. 
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this workshop at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this workshop to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

This workshop will introduce attendees to advanced use of the VRA Bridge export-import tool and Excel to streamline embedded metadata workflows. The export-import tool has several user controlled options including the ability to create custom field mappings. Combining these with strategies for text manipulation in Excel, users can reduce the time it takes to move metadata between media files and local databases. Topics covered: 
  • Bridge Export-import tool options and custom field mapping
  • Preparing metadata for import in Excel (converting to and from text formats, batch transformations)
  • Troubleshooting Bridge export-import errors
  • User's tips and tricks - tell us how you use it

Sponsors
avatar for Visual Resources Association Foundation

Visual Resources Association Foundation

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management, while advocating for the value of images and visual media in the teaching and learning environment... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
California Ballroom A-B, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

8:00am

Workshop: Mapping an Archive: Data, Data, Data
Limited Capacity seats available

ORGANIZER:
  • Jeannine Keefer, Visual Resources Librarian, University of Richmond

INSTRUCTOR:
  • Justin Madron, GIS Project Manager & Analyst, University of Richmond - Digital Scholarship Lab

$40.00 | Limited to 15 participants. 
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this workshop at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this workshop to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

As more faculty and students turn to visual representations and presentations of their research, whether it be for a class or a larger research project, we are tasked with interpreting and setting forth a path to help them carry their vision to reality. We are often left feeling overwhelmed and asking how do I start such a large digital humanities project? This workshop endeavours to present a case study in which a patron presents you with an archive of documents they would like to visualize on a map to answer one or more research questions. You will be guided through questions you should ask, best practices for setting up your data collection, models for employing student labor, and various mapping products that can display your data to a variety of ends (including pure visualization and narrative). Attendees will be expected to bring a laptop. We will focus on platform neutral online mapping programs, but will also discuss open source and desktop client software that is available. Although many tools are available, we will focus on selecting the right one for the project at hand, which includes budget, license, and skill level.

Sponsors
avatar for Visual Resources Association Foundation

Visual Resources Association Foundation

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management, while advocating for the value of images and visual media in the teaching and learning environment... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
California Ballroom C-D, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

8:00am

Workshop: Practical Coding for Visual Resources: Python & Version Control
Limited Capacity seats available

ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Krystal Boehlert, Visual Resources Specialist, University of California Riverside

INSTRUCTORS:
  • Noah Geraci, Digital Assets Metadata Librarian, University of California Riverside
  • Kat Koziar, Data Librarian, University of California Riverside

$80.00 | Limited to 20 participants. 
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this workshop at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this workshop to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

Learn to code in Python! Building off the excitement of last year's Python workshop, we’re hosting another. Basic program design, version control, data management and task automation with tutorials and live coding exercises. This hands on live coding workshop will help data managers learn Python and version control.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop with a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they are able to install software on. Instructions for setup will be sent to registrants prior to the workshop.

This workshop will take place from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, including a one hour break for lunch. 

Sponsors
avatar for Visual Resources Association Foundation

Visual Resources Association Foundation

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management, while advocating for the value of images and visual media in the teaching and learning environment... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
San Diego Room, Mezzanine Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

9:30am

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM): Campus and Library Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

  • Tour of the FIDM campus
  • Visit the FIDM Library with Kathy Bailon, FIDM Library Director
  • See and examine the Innovative Materials Collection, led by Kristine Upesleja, Manager Textiles & Materials
$15.00 | Limited to 25 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)


Costs of transport not included:
Ride sharing recommended (20 minutes)
Metro Red Line (20-30 minutes)

Walk (30 minutes)

About FIDM Library
The FIDM Library is one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States, supporting student learning by providing specialized collections, reference, and instruction services that build competence in lifelong literacy skills. There are over 50,000 book volumes--including artist and designer biographies, industry directories, exhibit catalogs and academic journals--a textile and design research area, and a media collection with over 5,000 audiovisual materials. The Library is open to students daily and industry researchers by appointment.


Friday March 29, 2019 9:30am - 12:00pm
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90015

10:00am

Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

A two-hour tour of the Huntington's Research Library--a world-class collection or rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and maps (from Audubon to Newton to Shakespeare to Jack London)--will be provided by the library staff. Among the highlights will be a demonstration of Decoding the Civil War and other image collection/digital projects. A visit to the Imaging Lab will allow participants to see 100 years of photography, including both historic equipment and new digital technologies. At the conclusion of the tour at 12 pm, there will be free time for no-host lunch, viewing the art galleries, and enjoying the gardens.

$20.00 | Limited to 20 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

Please note that participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the Huntington.

The Huntington is a collections-based research and educational institution in San Marino near Pasadena, with a focus on British and American history, literature, art, and the history of science from the 11th century to the present. It is on the grounds of the historic home of Henry Huntington, railroad and real estate businessman, who started the extensive rare book and fine art collections with his wife Arabella. Three art galleries (one of which is in the historic house) include such masterpieces as Van der Weyden's Virgin and Child, Ghirlandaio's Portrait of a Man, Gainsborough's Blue Boy, Lawrence's Pinkie, Turner's Grand Canal, Cassatt's Breakfast in Bed, Hopper's The Long Leg, and Church's Chimborazo as well as changing special exhibitions. There are multiple botanical gardens to explore on 120 acres that include: Chinese, Japanese, Desert, California, Children's, Ranch, Australian, Rose, and Camellia sections as well as a botanical research and education center.

www.huntington.org

Friday March 29, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Huntington Library 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108