VRA Fall Chapter Meetings

VRA NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER FALL MEETING
Friday, October 19, 2007
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
http://www.bowdoin.edu

SCHEDULE:

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast and registration, Second floor,
Visual Arts Center (next to the Museum of Art)

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Tour the newly renovated Bowdoin College Museum of Art
http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and business meeting, Pinette Dining Room,
Thorne Dining Facility, Coles Tower

1:45 – ~ 3:30 p.m. Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center
– Demonstration of digital projection system designed for and used by the
Art Department. Ruth Bartlett, Educational Technology Consultant, Bowdoin
College
– Report from VRA Kansas City Workshop “Getting Past NO – Assessing
Copyright Risk.” Marci Hahn, Wellesley College
– Any other issues or questions that attendees would like to discuss

Break

5:30 p.m. – Cocktails and 6:30 dinner hosted by Renate Wiedenhoeft at
Scholars Resource in Freeport. Maps and directions will be provided.

REGISTRATION FEE:

VRA/NE Members: $15.00
Non-members: $20.00
Students: $10.00

Registration fee includes scheduled events, continental breakfast and a
buffet lunch. Renate Wiedenhoeft at Scholars Resource has graciously invited
us for cocktails and dinner.

** RSVP by Friday October 5 (!) to Marci Hahn mhahn@wellesley.edu
Please provide your name and institution. Let Marci know if you will attend
1) Breakfast 2) Lunch 3) Cocktails and/or 4) Dinner at Scholars Resource.
We need to have an accurate head count for facilities and catering.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING:

http://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/visit/directions.shtml

Click on “more info about parking.” See “Campus map with building list and
visitor parking areas.” The Visual Arts Center is number 13 on the map.
Follow Short Term parking instructions.

LODGING:

Our trusty sources recommend the Fairfield Inn, The Brunswick Inn on Park
Row (Formerly The Brunswick Bed and Breakfast), or the Captain Daniel Stone
Inn. These and many more places can be found at
http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&q=brunswick,+Me+lodging&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=13&out
put=html

There are also plenty of options in Freeport, Maine which is about 15
minutes away from Brunswick and is the location of Scholars Resource.

** Please note – this is foliage season in New England! Make your lodging
reservations ASAP. **

The VRA GREATER PHILADELPHIA MEETING is pleased to announce our Fall 2007 meeting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, held jointly with the Upstate New York chapter of VRA.

Date: Friday, October 26th 10:30am to 3:30pm.
As the Museum is open on Friday evenings until 8:45pm, attendees are encouraged to plan a visit to the Museum galleries after the meeting concludes.
To reserve tickets to the Renoir Landscapes exhibition for Friday evening, please visit http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/260.html.

Activities will include talks and tours highlighting the Library, Archives, Albert M. Greenfield Visual and Digital Resources Center, andWachovia Educational Resource Center in the newly renovated Perelman Building.

RSVP by October 1 to Evan and Nicole, and we look forward to seeing you in October!

VRA CANADA (pending chapter)
tentatively rescheduled to Friday, November 2nd at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto (details to follow)

Please contact the group if you are unable to attend (if enough members are unable to attend, we may re-schedule the meeting a second time).

This meeting promises to be vital to the future of the chapter. A number of critical topics will be discussed at the meeting, including the establishment of by-laws for the group (the interim working group has drawn up a draft of these), governance, and securing non-profit status.

Remote participation (via videoconference) may be available to those who are unable to attend (confirmation to follow).

If you plan to attend please rsvp:

Eric Schwab
Manager, AV & Imaging Services
Ontario College of Art & Design
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T1W1
416-977-6000 Ext.344
eschwab@ocad.on.ca

VRA MIDWEST
Washington University, Saint Louis
November 16-17th

VRA Midwest Fall Meeting Agenda
Washington University in Saint Louis

Friday, November 16
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. coffee
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. VRA Midwest business meeting, Washington University in Saint Louis
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tour of Visual Resources Center/break time
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch and tour of Saint Louis Art Museum
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Tour of Kemper Museum, Washington University in Saint Louis
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner (location TBA)

Saturday, November 17
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Breakfast at downtown creperie
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Downtown walking tour with renowned local urban historian Esley Hamilton
12:00 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon-optional trip to Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum, for anyone interested.

contact Dennis McGuire for more information: dmcguire@colum.edu

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