Special Events

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Wednesday, April 3, 4:30pm: Opening Speaker, James Elkins

Wednesday, April 3, 6:00pm: Opening Reception
Catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues at the Providence Biltmore Hotel. Join us for light food and a fun mixer event with prizes. The reception starts at 6:00pm, and the mixer event will take place from 7:00 to 7:30pm   –  special mixer buttons will be distributed at the reception.

Thursday, April 4th, 7:30am: New Members and First Time Attendees Breakfast
Endorsed by the Education Committee and Membership Committee
Annual breakfast event for new VRA members and those attending their first VRA conference. Let breakfast be on us while you mix and mingle with both new and longtime members of the Association. The event is also an opportunity to meet VRA leaders. Attending the breakfast is a great way to meet others in our organization in a friendly and social environment. Be sure to bring your mentor or mentee. You definitely do not want to miss out on the fun! By invitation only.

Thursday, April 4th, 4:30pm: Meet & Greet VRA Sponsors Event
One of the main events of VRA 31, the Sponsors Event consists of exhibits, mini-raffles, and a social reception with wine, cheese, and other refreshments, interspersed with short informal spotlight summaries of products/services by VRA sponsors, commercial or non-profit partners, friends, donors, etc. All of VRA’s commercial and non-profit partners are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their products and services and interact directly with conference attendees. [see below for a list of raffle items]

Thursday, April 4th, 7:00pm: Members and Awards Dinner
A highlight of the Conference, the Members & Awards Dinner brings us together in an elegant setting as we announce the recipients of the Association’s major honors and awards.  Join with your colleagues in celebrating and applauding this year’s Distinguished Service Award and Nancy DeLaurier Award honorees.  At this time, we will also recognize the recipients of the 2012 Travel Awards, along with the generous donors who have made these awards available.
*PLEASE NOTE: The cost of this event is included in your conference registration fee. However, prior registration for this event is required for purposes of room scheduling and catering arrangements.

Thursday, April 5th, 8:00am: Annual Business Meeting/Breakfast
The VRA Annual Business Meeting is the official forum for conducting Association business. The agenda includes the President’s State of the Association message; the Treasurer’s report; updates on current and future Association projects and activities; the recognition of outgoing officers, committee chairs, and appointees; the induction of incoming officers, committee chairs, and appointees; and the presentation on the 2014 conference host city. There will be an opportunity for questions and announcements from the membership.  Breakfast will be provided.  Seating in
Grand Ballroom, buffet set-up in L’Apogee 17.
The Executive Board cordially invites all Visual Resources Association members to attend and participate.

Saturday, April 6, 11:30am: Closing Speaker, Alex MacLean


Sponsors Event, Raffle items:

12 Month Institutional Subscription to Bridgeman Education, the Bridgeman Art Library’s online educational resource http://www.bridgemanart.com/. Approximate value $1000-$5000, depending on the size of the institution.

1 Digital Image Set from the Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History, Complete set of images of any one country. To be selected by the winner. Dr. James B. Kiracofe http://interamericaninstitute.org/. Value varies according to number of images in set.

1 Year Subscription to Archivision Digital Research Library (53,000 images), via Simply Subscribe access (LUNA or MDID) http://archivision.com/. Approximate value $395 to $2395 depending on the size of the institution.

Archivision Base Module (16,000 images) Licensed in Perpetuity, with all related metadata and up to 5 free hours of data mapping http://archivision.com/. Approximate value $6800 to $55,000 depending on the size of the institution.

Sense & Sensibility Necklace, Chinese freshwater cultured large square pearl, sterling silver textured plate, Balinese sterling silver spacer, sterling silver wire, sterling silver snake chain with lobster clasp. Donated by CLS Jewelry (Christine Sundt) http://clsjewelry.com/. $400 value.

Indian Rock, Narragansett Print. W. S. Hazeltine, engraved by S.V. Hunt, 1873, steel engraving, hand colored, matted and framed (15 ½ x 13 inches). Approximate value $170

Rhode Island coastal landmark. The attribution indicates that it was engraved based on the famous painting by William Haseltine, but in fact it is a somewhat different perspective. The plate is from William Cullen Bryant’s Picturesque America, the most elaborate book of North American views published in the 1870s. Published by D. W Appleton.

Women Arts IV Image Set from Davis. Images include 19th, 20th, and 21st century works in a variety of art forms, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. http://www.davisart.com/. Approximate value $312-364.

The Beginnings of Romanticism Image Set from Saskia. 50 images. Requires signing a site license agreement (if one is not already on file). http://www.saskia.com/. $350 value.

One Night Stay in Junior Suite at the Providence Biltmore and One 90th Anniversary Commemorative Item. http://www.providencebiltmore.com/. Approximate value $179 – $189 plus tax. Maybe be used toward conference stay.

Orchard and Vineyard Snow Shadows Photographic Print by Alex MacLean. Bolton, MA, March 2013, OPEN edition #1, 130309-0252, 20 x 24 inches. $2600 value.

WorldImages Oceania DVD. 600: Easter Island, Melanesian and Australian Aborigines, Polynesian and Micronesian, Pacific Islanders. Includes embedded metadata and excel files. Donated by Kathleen Cohen. $2000 value.


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