For the ARLIS/NA and VRA Summer
Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management http://www.vraweb.org/2004sei/
Wassermann, ARLIS/NA Co-Chair
John Taormina and Mary
Wassermann have served as Co-Chairs since the inception of the JETF in 2002.
John Taormina is the
VRA Co-Chair, Mary Wassermann is the ARLIS/NA Co-Chair.
Dept. of Art and Art History
Durham, NC 27708-0764
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646
of the Advisory Group and the Implementation Team are listed at the end of the
to be to develop an infrastructure and
curriculum for a four-day summer institute of continuing education in image
collection/visual resources management; to negotiate instructors and teaching
materials for the institute; and to arrange its first venue and program schedule
at Duke University (Durham, NC) July 7—July 10, 2004.
2002 the JETF had completed a charge, project plan, timeline, curriculum, and
budget. From the Project Plan, this
work represented Phase One, Project Launch and Curriculum Development and
parts 2A-2B (Investigation of outside funding possibilities) of
Phase Two, Budget Development.
The plan and timeline were revised in December 2002 and March 2003 respectively
to allow for the change of venue date from Summer 2003 to July 7-10, 2004.
At the VRA and ARLIS/NA conferences, the Task Force and Board members met
to discuss the SEI with the following results:
With approval of both ARLIS/NA and VRA Boards over the summer, the
SEI venue was changed from Rice to Duke University.
Duke was thought to be better than Houston since both VRA and ARLIS/NA
conferences had or would be happening there, and John Taormina would be able to
facilitate arrangements on site.
Over the summer, the SEI received sponsorships from:
Institute of Chicago’s Ryerson Library of $500.00 towards
University Perkins Library of $500 for opening reception.
University Office of Interdisciplinary Studies of $750.00 for box lunches
University Art and Art History
Department of $1000.00 for morning/afternoon breaks
The budget underwent revisions after review by Co-Chairs and the Boards and the
tuition was set at $575 for ARLIS/NA and VRA members, $625 non-members.
In November,2003 the Official
Agreement was signed by the Presidents of VRA and ARLIS/NA.
7. Much progress was made towards the remaining project phases,
due to the efforts of the Implementation team, and direction of
Co-Chairs John Taormina and Mary Wassermann
Investigate outside funding sources:
Cox (University of Washington) and Eileen Fry (Indiana University) have
identified possible funding sources for the 2005 SEI, and drafted versions of
fundraising letters. They will work
with VRA and ARLIS/NA development committee members for 2005 funding pursuits.
John Taormina set up the program through the Department of Art and Art History, with sponsorships also from the Office of Interdisciplinary studies and the Perkins Library. Housing and other arrangements have also been set up.
4: Publicity and Registration Materials
Gates (Art Institute of Chicago) and Jenni Rodda (NYU Institute of Fine Arts),
in charge of Publicity and Registration, wrote a press release that was sent out
in November 2003 to a large mailing list they had developed with the
official website was launched early January 2004. Mark Pompelia (Rice University), the SEI Designer created the
logo and the site. http://www.vraweb.org/2004sei/
5: Registration Period
and mail registration was started February 9, 2004, to run through April 30,
6: Instruction Development
Webster (Cornell University) serving as Curriculum/Instructor Liaison,
the search for instructors, basing the selection on the curriculum needs and
recommendations from the Task Force. Instructors
are listed on the website.
7: Hold Summer Institute for Visual Resources
to a positive response and many inquiries about the Institute thus far, the
and Implementation team are confident that the minimum enrollment will be met
and are looking forward to a great and successful first run of the Summer
for Executive Board
would like to thank the ARLIS/NA and VRA Boards and Liaisons Kathe Hicks
Albrecht and Suzy Frechette for their support throughout the year.
will be following up with both Boards after the Institute, and ask that the
Liaisons assist us in setting up appropriate discussions regarding finances,
overall success of the institute, and continued sponsorship for 2005.
2003 Reports and Documents
Annual Report for 2002 (2/2003)
Annual Report for 2002 (4/4/2003)
to Task Force and Implementation Team members
Progress Report (8-9/2003)
2003 Press Release
of website announcement to both ARLIS-L and VRA-L 1/8/2004
and Local Arrangements:
John Taormina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mary Wassermann (MWassermann@philamuseum.org)
Debra Cox (email@example.com)
Eileen Fry (fryp@INDIANA.EDU)
Leigh Gates (lgates@ARTIC.EDU)
Jenni Rodda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Margaret Webster (email@example.com)
(promotional materials and website):
Mark Pompelia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
of the Implementation Team
American University, VRA Executive Board Liaison
VRA Development Committee
VRA Education Committee
VRA Development Committee
ARLIS/NA Executive Board Liaison
ARLIS/NA VRD Moderator
VRA Education Committee
ARLIS/NA Development Committee