VRA Executive Board Statement on US President’s FY2018 Budget Proposal

Dear VRA Community, The Visual Resources Association stands in solidarity with our colleagues across national cultural heritage organizations (CAA, DLF, ARLIS/NA, ALA and more) in opposition to the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized |

Cross-Pollinator Fellowship to AIC: Deadline March 1

A quick reminder: Kress + DLF are offering members of the DLF community the chance to attend the American Institute for Conservation and Artistic Works (AIC) annual meeting. One GLAM Cross-Pollinator fellowship will be awarded, and will include conference registration as well as a $1000 travel stipend. AIC has some amazing sessions and fun tours … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized |

The Intellectual Property Powder Keg: Fair Use and Contemporary Art Museums

Employing fair use at a contemporary art museum can feel like navigating a minefield where one lives in fear not of explosions, but cease and desist letters from angry rights holders. Despite the dearth of public domain materials, there is no need for a proverbial metal detector when publishing in-copyright images, just a healthy understanding … Continue reading

Posted in Intellectual Property Rights |