VRA Mid-Atlantic & ARLIS DC-MD-VA Joint Chapter Meeting, Charlottesville, VA

Save the Date! July 20, 2007
VRA Mid-Atlantic & ARLIS DC-MD-VA Joint Chapter Meeting

This year the joint Visual Resources Association (VRA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter and ARLIS DC-MD-VA meeting will be held on July 20, 2007, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Join us to cool off in the mountains and hear about hot topics and projects from our region.

Liz Gushee from UVA and Kathy Woodrell from the Library of Congress have finalized the program and the day will include:

+ Business Meetings for both organizations
+ Presentation regarding Rare Book School from Terry Belanger, Director, RBS http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/

+ Digital Projects in the Humanities Presentations and Discussion to include:
— Johanna Drucker, Robertson Professor Of Modern Media Studies ˆ Artists’ Books Online http://testetext.lib.virginia.edu/cocoon/abonline/
— Kelly Miller, Lecturer, Slavic Languages and Literatures & the McIntire Department of Art  – Exhibit of Modern Russian Children’s Books
— Judy Thomas, Head, Robertson Media Center ˆ Digital Tool Development at the University of Virginia

+ Optional Tours:
o        Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library
o        ‘V irginia Visions’ exhibition at the newly constructed Harrison Institute
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/harrison/exhibits.html#flowerdew 

All this AND the companionship of like-minded friends and colleagues.

Directions, parking and a precise schedule for the day and lunch menu will follow shortly but please plan to arrive in Charlottesville between 10:00 and 10:30.  Business meetings will begin at 10:30 in the newly renovated and historic (what isn’t historic in Charlottesville?!) Fayerweather Hall, home to the McIntire Department of Art.

Please R.S.V.P. to Meghan Gross, kmgross@jhu.edu  by July 13, 2007 so we can have an accurate headcount.
On-Site Registration fee:  $15.00 for members; $25.00 for non-members. Boxed lunches will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Liz Gushee, Chair, VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter, egushee@virginia.edu
Kathy Woodrell, Chair, ARLIS DC-MD-VA Chapter, kwoo@loc.gov

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