Visual Resources Association Conference - Travel Awards

Visual Resources Association Conference - Travel Awards

2008 San Diego, California

March 12 – 16, 2008
I am happy to announce the Travel Awards for attendance at the 2008
conference in San Diego, CA, March 12-16. Again we are announcing the
2008 awards earlier than in the past, with an earlier deadline for
submission. Our goal with this last year was to be able to inform the
recipients much sooner, who in turn can register and get in to workshops
and other events that may fill up early. The new deadline for receipt of
applications will be Wednesday, November 14, 2007 (5pm Pacific Time).
Recipients will be informed no later than Wednesday, November 28, 2007.

A preliminary conference schedule with a listing of most workshops and
sessions will be posted very soon at http://vraweb.org/conferences/index.html
This information will be supplemented as things are confirmed, so please
check back regularly. Basic conference cost information is already
available to help with planning:

Pre-registration costs: $195 for members
Room rates (at conference hotel): $189 for single or double occupancy,
$209 for triple, $229 for quadruple

This year there will be nine awards of $750 available (6 Tansey Fund
awards, two corporate sponsored awards from Archivision and Gallery Systems, and the Kathe Hicks Albrecht award). In addition, there are two corporate sponsored awards of $1,000 each for international members from Davis Art Images and Saskia, Ltd. as well as Top-Up Awards. These are for applicants with some funding but who need to supplement it - the awards range from $250 to $500. A huge thank-you goes out to all our Corporate Sponsors and to

Kathe Albrecht for their support of this program!

The application form will again be available in the MemberClicks section
of the VRA website. Before you apply, please read "Types of Travel
Awards", "Travel Award Rules and Guidelines", and "Tips for VRA Travel
Awards Applicants", all linked here as PDFs:

Two notes about eligibility: you must be a VRA member to apply, and you
cannot have won a VRA Travel Award in the last three years (2005-2007).
International members (anyone based outside the US) are strongly
encouraged to apply as we now have two awards of $1,000 available.

Stay tuned and watch VRA-L and the VRA website for further details
about the conference and posting of related documents. Please email if
you have any questions not answered by the documents noted above.

Best wishes,
Jackie Spafford
VRA Travel Awards Committee

About The Visual Resources Association:
VRA is a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The Association is committed to providing leadership in the visual resources field, developing and advocating standards, and offering educational tools and opportunities for the benefit of the community at large. The VRA implements these goals through publication programs and educational activities.

The Association offers a forum for issues of vital concern to the field, including: preservation of and access to digital and analog images of visual culture; cataloging and classification standards and practices; integration of technology-based instruction and research; intellectual property policy; and other topics of interest to the field.

Through collaboration, partnership, and outreach with the broader information management and educational communities, the Association actively supports the primacy of visual information in documenting and understanding humanity's shared cultural experience.

Jacqueline Spafford
Visual Resources Curator, Department of History of Art and Architecture
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7080
Work phone: 805-893-2509 Fax: 805-893-7117

Posted by:

Jacqueline Allen
The Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer
Director of Libraries and Imaging Services
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood
Dallas, TX 75201
T 214/922-1276
F 214/954-0174

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