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Wednesday, April 3
 

9:00am

Workshop #1: Photoshop for Artworks & Architecture

PRESENTER:  Mark Braunstein, Connecticut College

FEE:  $75  /  Limited to 30 attendees / Register here.

How to enhance images of artworks (& buildings & plans), even those poorly photographed. Previous experience with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements is required, as this 3 hour workshop is not an introduction to Photoshop. While this is an eyes-on workshop, participants may bring their own laptop computers to work on their own images.

An updated Photoshop CS6 instructional handout will be provided, so participants need not take notes, but instead just sit back and watch the magic of Photoshop. 

Download the 12 page 01 - Photoshop CS3 for Artworks here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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avatar for Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History, Dr. James Kiracofe, Director

Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History, Dr. James Kiracofe, Director

The Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History has created a growing collection of catalogued digital images now numbering over 70,000. Areas of concentration are Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America; Roman Imperial art and architecture in Europe, Africa... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
State Suite B, 2nd Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

9:00am

Workshop #2: VRACamp

ORGANIZERS:

  • Elizabeth Gushee, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • Elaine Paul, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Betha Whitlow, Washington University in St. Louis

 

FREE / Limited to 50 participants / Register here.

 

Do you have a passion for an idea or a topic that you would like to discuss, a concern or a problem that you would like to get solved, or a favorite technology tool that you wish to share? Are you reluctant to present or ask questions in a traditional conference setting? If the answer is "yes" to any of these questions, then come join your fellow campers for VRACamp. VRACamp, based on the unconference model, is an informal, no-pressure, participant-driven free event that seeks to both build community among curators, librarians, archivists, technologists, vendors, art historians, students, and scholars as well as provide a forum for spontaneous conversation, the launching of new ideas, and the sowing of seeds for future collaborations. The overarching theme of VRACamp is image management. A call for discussion topics, tools, and project demos will be made a few weeks before Camp. Potential topics include metadata; digital curation; technology-based instruction; digital humanities; intellectual property; visual literacy; cross-disciplinary skill sets; or the future of the profession. Those with the most participant-generated interest will prevail, although time will be built in for the unexpected. VRACamp needs you, your creative ideas, and your participation, so be a camper and own a bit of VRA!


Wednesday April 3, 2013 9:00am - 12:30pm
Garden Room, 2nd Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
 
Friday, April 5
 

3:30pm

Workshop #4: Broaden Your Impact: Making Collection Content More Openly Visible

ORGANIZERS:

  • Cara Hirsch, ARTstor
  • Anne Young, Indianapolis Museum of Art

 

MODERATOR:

  • Anne Young, Indianapolis Museum of Art

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Ian McDermott, ARTstor
  • Nancy Sims, University of Minnesota
  • Deborah Wythe, Brooklyn Museum
  • Anne Young, Indianapolis Museum of Art

 

FEE: $75 / Limited to 40 attendees / Register here.

In recent years, many cultural institutions have struggled to figure out how to make their collection content more broadly accessible in light of intellectual property constraints, technological challenges, and other institutional resistances. This workshop will be twofold providing both theory and hands-on skills to help guide you through the process and address a number of common questions: How do you determine whether you have sufficient rights to make content more openly accessible? How do you secure permissions if you do not already have them, and what type of permissions should you seek? Can you rely on fair use, and if so, when do you invoke its use? How do you navigate making content more broadly accessible in the face of institutional resistance? What are the best avenues for your institution to distribute your collection content externally? Each presenter has handled these issues at their own institution and will discuss these topics in light of their own experiences during the panel session.


Friday April 5, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Garden Room, 2nd Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

3:30pm

Workshop #3: Best Foot Forward: How to Prepare and Give a Great Presentation

ORGANIZER: Betha Whitlow, Washington University in Saint Louis

PRESENTERS:

  • Jennifer Kniesch, Dickinson College
  • Katherine Moloney, Amon Carter Museum
  • Betha Whitlow, Washington University in Saint Louis

 

Endorsed by the Education Committee

 

FEE: $25 / Limited to 30 participants / Register here.

 

From instruction sessions to conference talks, presenting is increasingly a part of our professional landscape. Effective presentations provide all of us with the opportunity to highlight our professional role, our projects, and our services. Still, it’s the rare individual for whom presenting comes naturally. Fortunately, the rest of us can develop the tools we need to significantly improve our presentations and the skill with which we deliver them. In this interactive workshop, you will learn the fundamental aspects of quality presentations and presenting, including:

• What to say and how to say it
• Tailoring your presentation to its purpose (giving a paper versus teaching an instruction session, for example) and to its audience (administrators, faculty, students, or colleagues)
• Improving delivery and connecting with an audience
• Effective use of presentation software and visuals
• Handling a question and answer session
• Reducing stage fright


Friday April 5, 2013 3:30pm - 5:45pm
Salon 2, 17th Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
 
Saturday, April 6
 

1:30pm

Workshop #5 Working with Embedded Metadata

ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego

PRESENTERS:

  • Sheryl Frisch, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego

 

Endorsed by the Embedded Metadata Working Group of the Data Standards Committee

FREE  /  Limit of 30 participants has been reached.  

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

This 2 hour mini-workshop examines how metadata is embedded into digital image files, the tools used for reading and writing it, and how metadata can be used effectively for data acquisition, in workflow management, and to support the exchange of information through delivery of image assets complete with embedded content. Through hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to create, edit, export, and import metadata for single files and image file batches using Adobe Bridge.

The workshop will include exercises using the Visual Resources Association's custom XMP file info panel as well as the standard info panels used with Adobe Photoshop and Bridge. Workshop exercises will be put in the context of data standards such as VRA Core 4, EXIF and IPTC.

Participants will benefit most from the hands-on exercises if they bring a laptop with Adobe Photoshop/Bridge CS 4, 5, or 6 installed. Participants without laptops will be able to follow and learn from the demonstrations on the projector screen.  Please note that participants wishing to perform hands-on exercises must provide their own laptop.


Saturday April 6, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon 2, 17th Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI