VRA/ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Fall Meeting

Dear VRA Members and interested individuals,
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter Fall meeting will take place on October 20, 2006, at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. This is a joint meeting with the ARLIS/NA – DC, MD, VA Chapter.

Please RSVP by e-mail to Cameron Caswell by October 10th. The meeting schedule will also be posted on the VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter website (http://www.jhu.edu/arthist/vram/).

Meghan Gross
VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter

ARLIS DC/MD/VA & VRA Mid-Atlantic Joint Chapter Meeting
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Friday, October 20, 2006

Schedule for the day
Arrive at Nimitz Library, Room 222
589 McNair Road — see directions below.

Chapter Business Meetings

Patricia Kosco Cossard, M.A., M.L.S.
Subject Librarian for Architecture and Historic Preservation
University of Maryland Libraries – College Park
The University of Maryland Libraries will premier its new digital library, “Treasury of World’s Fairs Art & Architecture.” As curator of this collection since 2001, Patti Cossard began the process of designing a searchable image-database to facilitate the study of international exhibitions. Currently the image-base holds over 300 images as well as 40 contextualizing articles in the “Essays on the Material Culture of the World’s Fairs”. Patti will speak on the 5-year process that has resulted in this digital publication.

Melissa Beck Lemke
Archivist of Italian Art
Image Collections, Photographic Archive
National Gallery of Art Library
The National Gallery of Art Image Collections has participated in two ARTstor scanning projects: the Clarence Ward Archive (film negatives of American and French Medieval architecture) and Foto Reali (glass negatives of paintings from Italian private collections). I propose to speak about our experiences in general, including the archival issues of scanning both glass negatives and film taken from cold storage, quality control of the scans, concerns with digital “restoration” of the images and cataloguing concerns.

Joan Stahl
Manager, Art + Architecture Libraries
University of Maryland Libraries
University of Maryland Libraries is participating in an Institutional Hosting Pilot with ARTstor. Institutional hosting is an adjunct to the core ARTstor and a way to make local collections accessible alongside ARTstor collections. To date, UM Libraries have posted more than 400 images and accompanying metadata. Joan Stahl will do a brief presentation on the pilot and its features.

Lunch on your own in town — see list of recommended restaurants below.

Tour of Naval Academy Art collections with James Cheevers, Senior Curator of the USNA Museum. For more information about the collections, see: http://www.usna.edu/Museum/

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