Past Meetings

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Fall 2021 Chapter Meeting

Monday, October 25, 2021
Virtual Meeting


  1. Welcome/Land Acknowledgement
  2. Approval of minutes from the Chapter virtual spring business meeting, May 2021
  3. Reports and Updates
  4. Old Business
  5. New Business/Announcements

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Spring 2021 Chapter Meeting

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Virtual Meeting


3:00-3:45 – Mid-Atlantic Chapter Business Meeting
3:45-4:10 – DEI Lightning Talks

  • Anna Boutin-Cooper – Engaging with Antiracist Thought
  • K. Sarah Ostrach – Creating a Framework for Remediating Harmful Language in Art Collection Description
  • Jennifer Tobias – Visualizing DEI for Undergraduate Art and Design Students
  • Karyn Hinkle and Leah Sherman – Southeast Chapter DEI Task Force Initiatives

4:10-4:25 – Q&A
4:25-4:30 – Break
4:30-5:00 – Happy Half Hour/Social

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Fall 2020 Chapter Meeting

Friday, October 23, 2020
Virtual Meeting


  1. Welcome
  2. Approval of minutes from the Chapter virtual spring business meeting, April 2020
  3. Reports and Updates
    1. Website and Communications Reports
      1. Webmaster’s Report — Cathryn Copper, on behalf of Courtney Tkacz
      2. Content Editor’s Report — Chris Needham
      3. Listserv Manager’s Report — Roger Lawson
    2. Treasurer’s Report — Anna Tomlinson
    3. Updates from ARLIS/NA Executive Board  — Stefanie Hilles, Chapter Liaison
  4. New Business
    1. ARLIS/NA 2024 Conference Host Application
    2. WALRC and Backlund Awards
    3. Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Initiatives Discussion
      1. New website DEI content and formal anti-racism statements
      2. Programming (book club, tours, town hall meetings, exhibition tours, presentations)
      3. Incorporation of land acknowledgement at future in-person chapter meetings
      4. Other ideas
  5. Other Business/Announcements
    1. Sally Stokes Memoriam

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Spring 2020 Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Virtual Meeting (in lieu of cancelled ARLIS/NA 48th Annual Conference in person)


  1. Introductions
  2. Approval of Winter 2020 meeting minutes
  3. Reports
  4. Unfinished Business
    1. Fundraising Committee Draft Charge
    2. Upcoming meetings
    3. Strategic Directions and Chapter Activities Follow-up
      1. This year’s SDC theme: Diversity and Inclusion – Discussion
      2. Revisiting chapter-level mentorship/outreach to chapter iSchools
      3. Working with SE Chapter in translation of chapter documents into Spanish
      4. Other ideas?
  5. New Business
    1. Events/Meet-ups (virtual and in-person) outside of regular chapter meetings
  6. Other Business/Member Updates

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Winter 2020 Chapter Meeting

Friday, January 10, 2020
Fenwick Library, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

9:00am: Welcome Coffee, Breakfast & Sign-In
9:30am: Business Meeting & Strategic Directions Discussion
11:00am: Fenwick Library Tours (Special Collections, Fenwick Gallery, Digital Scholarship Center)
12:15pm: Lunch
1:30pm: Presentations/Lightning Round Talks

  • The Francis Bedford Archive: 19th Century Architectural Photography in England and Wales – Claralyn Burt, NGA Library
  • Scanning Comedias Sueltas in UMD Special Collections – K. Sarah Ostrach, UMD College Park & NGA
  • Incorporating Musical Iconography into a Music Research Course – Steven Gerber, George Mason U.
  • Art + Feminism D.C. – Anne Evenhaugen, SAAM; Sarah Osborne Bender, NGA; Jacqueline Protka, HMSG; Anne Simmons, NGA
  • Piloting a Library Artist-in-Residence Program at Mason – Stephanie Grimm, George Mason

3:00pm: Campus Tours – Mason School of Art

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Summer 2019 Chapter Meeting

Friday, August 2, 2019
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Winterthur, DE

9:00am: Welcome Breakfast & Sign-In (Winterthur Library)
10:00am: Winterthur Library & Conservation Lab Tours
12:00pm: Business meeting (Winterthur Library)
1:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm: Special Highlights Tour (Museum Galleries – registered participants only) or Garden Tram Tour / Explore Grounds on Your Own (Main House & Grounds)
3:00pm: Introductory House Tour (Museum Galleries)
4:00pm: Unscheduled Time – Final Garden Tram or Exhibits (Main House & Grounds)

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Spring 2019 Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
47th Annual ARLIS/NA National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT


  1. Introductions
  2. Approval of Fall meeting minutes
  3. Chair Report (Stephanie Grimm)
  4. Website and Communications Report (Courtney Tkacz, Chris Needham, Roger Lawson)
  5. Treasurer’s Report (Anna Tomlinson)
  6. Summer & Fall meeting locations
    1. Summer: Winterthur suggested during Richmond meeting
    2. Fall: ?
  7. Other business
    1. Chapter archiving
    2. WALRC update
    3. Backlund Award
    4. Chapter Officers handbook
  8. New business
    1. Chapter Dues change
    2. Professional development support discussion?
      1. Related to larger fundraising discussion in chapter + other ARLIS/NA chapters

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Joint Fall 2018 Chapter Meeting

Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 17, 2018
Richmond, VA

Thursday, November 15

7:00pm: Welcome Reception Dinner (Tarrant’s Cafe)

Friday, November 16 – Virginia Commonwealth University

9:00am: Coffee & Registration (Cabell Lecture Hall Room 303)
9:30am: VCU Libraries Tours
10:45am: Southesast Business Meeting (Cabell Lecture Hall Room 303)
11:00am: Mid-Atlantic Business Meeting (Cabell Lecture Hall Room 303)
12:00pm: Lunch & LoPresti Awards (Cabell Lecture Hall Room 303)
1:30pm: Posters Session (Cabell Lecture Hall Room 303)

  • Indexing Artists from the National Palace Museum, Taipei Collection. K. Sarah Ostrach
  • Framework-based Instruction in Art History: From the First-Year Survey to the Senior Seminar, Maggie Murphy
  • Accessing Artist Archives: The Lynn Igoe Memorial Collection, Veronica McGurrin and Taylor Barrett

2:00pm: Presentations (Cabell Lecture Hall Room 303)

  • Are “Supplemental Materials” Supplemental? Preservation and Access to Art and Design Thesis Work, Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez
  • Fashion Models Modeling Fractals: A Method for Analyzing Advertising Art, Sally Stokes
  • Leveling the Playing Field with Open and Affordable Educational Resources: An Art History Liaison’s Case Study, Shira Loev Eller

4:00pm: ICA Tour
6:00pm: Dinner
7:00pm: Suggested activity: InLight Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Saturday, November 17 – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

10:00am: Coffee (Conference Center 1, Lower Level)
10:30am: Presentations (Conference Center 1)

  • Re-imagined Library Spaces at Ringling College of Art + Design, Kristina Keogh
  • Out of the Library Into the Community: Leveraging Campus Partnerships in Arts-Based Outreach, Alice Whiteside
  • Sacred Reading Practices for Reflection in the Library, Morgan Pruitt
  • Year of Making at Williamsburg Regional Library, Janet Crowther

12:15pm: Lunch
1:30pm: Presentation (Conference Center 1)

  • Beneath the Surface of African Art: Building Knowledge through Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration, Richard B. Woodward, Curator of African Art

3:00pm: VMFA Tours

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Summer 2018 Chapter Meeting

Friday, June 8, 2018
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


10:00 AM – Welcome Coffee (Cafeteria)
10:30 AM – NDSR Presentation
11:30 AM – The Richter Archive at 75 (Group 1) / Digital Transitions BC100 book scanner demonstration (Group 2)
12:30 PM – Lunch on your own
1:45 PM – Business Meeting
2:30 PM – Digital Transitions BC100 book scanner demonstration (Group 1) / Richter Archive at 75 (Group 2)
3:30–5:00 PM – Free time to visit NGA exhibitions
5:30-7:30 PM – Reception at Gregory Most’s Home

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Spring 2018 Chapter Meeting

Monday, February 26, 2018
46th Annual ARLIS/NA National Conference, New York, New York


I. Introductions
II. Chair report, approval of fall meeting minutes (Kim Lesley)
III. Website and Communications Report (Courtney Tkacz, Chris Needham, Roger Lawson)
IV. Treasurer’s Report (Vada Komistra)
V. Summer meeting in D.C. at NGA
VI. Potential joint meeting with Southeast Chapter
VII. Other business
a. Chapter archiving
b. WALRC update

 ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Fall 2017 Chapter Meeting

Friday, October 20, 2017
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA


9:45 – Arrival and continental breakfast – Skyline Room – 4th floor
10:15 – Convening, welcome and introductions – Skyline Room
10:30 – Tours: Culinary Literacy Center, Music Department’s Instrument Lending Program and the Corridor of Culture: 100th anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway exhibition
11:30 – Business meeting – Skyline Room
12:15 – Lunch – on your own (local eateries list will be provided)
1:30 – Choice of tours: Rare Book Department – 3rd floor or Print & Picture Collection and Art Department – 2nd floor
2:30 – Choice of tours: Rare Book Department – 3rd floor or Print & Picture Collection and Art Department – 2nd floor
3:30 – 5:00 – Wine and cheese reception in room 108 on the first floor

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Summer 2017 Chapter Meeting

June 2, 2017
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland


  1. 9:30-10:00 AM – Refreshments
  2. 10:00-10:45 AM – Tour of Library/Archives
  3. 10:45-11:30 AM – Tour of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room
  4. 11:30-12:15 PM – Tour of Off the Shelf exhibition
  5. 12:15-1:45 PM – Lunch on your own
  6. 1:45-2:30 PM – Business meeting
  7. 2:30-3:30 PM – Tour of Sculpture Gardens
  8. 4:00 PM – Social gathering

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Spring 2017 Chapter Meeting

February 8, 2017, 10:45 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
45th Annual ARLIS/NA National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana


  1. Chair Report and Approval of Fall Meeting Minutes
  2. Website and Communications Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Open position (Chapter Mentoring Liaison)
  5. Backlund Award committee discussion (Gregg Most)
  6. Summer meeting in Baltimore (Emily Rafferty)
  7. Other business
    • Updating meeting minutes on the Chapter website

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Fall 2016 Chapter Meeting

Friday, October 28, 2016
George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

9:15am: Arrival and light refreshments – Museum Lobby
10:00am: Convening and introductions – Myers Room
10:30am: Tour – Arthur D. Jenkins Library
11:15am: Business meeting – Myers Room
12:00pm: Lunch – on your own (local eateries list will be provided)
1:15pm: Museum tour led by Sumru Krody, Senior Curator, The Textile Museum, with brief visit to the Albert H. Small Reading Room hosted by Anne Dobberteen, assistant curator, Small Collection
2:00pm: Visit to Corcoran Art & Design Collection & Special Collections, GW Libraries (Gelman Library)
3:15pm: Adjourn
4:00pm: Social gathering

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Summer 2016 Chapter Meeting

Friday, May 27, 2016
Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland

The summer 2016 ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting took place at Glenstone, the modern and contemporary art museum in Maryland. The meeting included a presentation on the Glenstone Library and Archives, a tour of the exhibition Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts, and an outdoor sculpture tour.

10-11am — Arrival; Welcome and Introduction to Glenstone
11-11:15am — Break
11:15–12pm — Business Meeting
12-1pm — Lunch, catered by Dawson’s Market
1-2pm — Tour of Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts
2-2:15pm — Break
2:15-3:15pm — Guided Outdoor Sculpture Tour (please wear or bring comfortable footwear)
3:15pm — Departure

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Spring 2016 Chapter Meeting

Thursday, March 10, 2016
ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference, Seattle, Washington

The spring ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting took place at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 5pm Happy Hour in the lobby bar of the conference hotel, The Westin Seattle.

Meeting Minutes

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Fall 2015 Chapter Meeting

Friday, October 16, 2015
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The fall chapter meeting was held at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The agenda included a presentation on the history of the PMA Library and Archives, a tour of the PMA reading room and library stacks, an architectural tour of the Perelman Building, and optional tours of the PMA and Barnes Foundation.


  • 9:00-10:00: Arrival and refreshments
  • 10:00 – 10:45: Presentations: History of the PMA Library &  Archives and Current Initiatives
  • 10:45-11:00: Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Tour of PMA Library including the Reading Room installation Mythography: Sources for Classical Myth (
  • 12:00 – 1:30: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 – 2:30: Business meeting
  • 2:30 – 5:00: Tours and explore on your own
  • 5:00: Happy Hour at Rembrandt’s

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Summer 2015 Chapter Meeting

Friday, July 24, 2015
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

The summer 2015 chapter meeting was held in Norfolk, Virginia, at Old Dominion University’s Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library. The agenda included: a tour of the Hofheimer Art Library, a tour of the Chrysler Museum Library, a Digital Humanities mini-workshop taught by chapter member Sarah Osborne Bender, and a tour of the Chrysler Museum of Art.


  • 9am – 10am: Breakfast (Hofheimer Art Library Conference Room, Rm. 2008B)
  • 10 – 11:15am: Tours of Hofheimer and Chrysler libraries (Barry Art Bldg.; 4600 Monarch Way)
  • 11:15am – 12pm: Workshop on Digital Humanities Tools for Art Librarians (Hixon Art Studio art history lecture room or BAB Rm. 3007)
  • 12 – 1:30pm: Lunch (participants on their own)
  • 1:30 – 2pm: Business meeting (Hixon Art Studio art history lecture room or BAB Rm. 3007)
  • 2 – approx. 2:20pm: Travel to Chrysler Museum
  • 2:20- approx. 3:20pm: Chrysler Museum Tour

Meeting Minutes

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Spring 2015 Chapter Meeting

Saturday, March 21, 2015
ARLIS/NA 43rd Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas

The spring 2015 meeting took place at the 43rd Annual Conference in the Omni Hotel’s Cast Iron Restaurant from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

1. Introductions
2. Chapter donation to annual conference
3. Treasurer report
4. Web and communications report
5. Request for donation to SEI
6. ARLIS/NA International Relations DC Study Tour, July 2015
7. Locations/activities/dates for next chapter meeting
8. Other business

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Fall 2014 Chapter Meeting

Friday, October 17, 2014
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

The fall 2014 meeting was hosted by Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore.

9:30AM–Members arrive at Gateway conference room, on the first floor as you enter the building (#24 on the campus map); coffee will be served.
10:00AM–Welcome & Introductions; presentation by Tony White, library director (Brief History of MICA & review of notable architecture on campus).
10:30AM–Tour Decker Library (public and work spaces) with viewing of Archival Collections, Kathy Cowan, Sr. Reference Librarian.
11:30AM–BREAK and walk back to meeting room.
11:45AM–Working lunch and ARLIS D/M/V business meeting.
1:15PM–BREAK and walk to tour sites.
1:30PM–Tours: Printmaking (incl. Globe Press & Dolphin Press), and Digital Fabrication Labs.
2:30PM–Break and walk back to meeting room.
2:45PM–WALRC meeting.
3:45PM–WALRC meeting adjourns.

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Summer 2014 Chapter Meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014
Monticello and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Charlottesville, VA

The summer 2014 chapter meeting took place at Monticello and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia. The meeting included a tour of the Jefferson Library.

10:30-11:00 – Arrive; Refreshments provided by the Jefferson Library
11:00-12:15 – Talk/tour of Jefferson Library
12:30-2:00 – Lunch/Business meeting (meeting/lunch in Berkeley Room, Jefferson Library; boxed lunches from the Monticello Café)
2:00-2:30 – Drive to Monticello Visitor Center, board shuttle bus
2:45-4:00 – Monticello Tour ($18)

ARLIS/DC-Maryland-Virginia Spring 2014 Chapter Meeting

2014 Virtual Meeting, February 26, 2014

Meeting Minutes

ARLIS/DC-Maryland-Virginia Fall 2013 Chapter Meeting

Friday, October 11, 2013
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts hosted the Fall 2013 chapter meeting.


9:30-10 AM: Attendees arrive, coffee and refreshments in Elisabeth A. Kasser Room (Mezzanine level)
10-10:45 AM: Tour of “Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger,” Krystyna Wasserman, Book Arts Curator
10:45-11:30 AM: Tour of “American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s,” Ginny Treanor, Associate Curator
11:30 AM-12 PM: Tour of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, Heather Slania, Director of the Library
12-1:30 PM: Lunch on your own (seating for brought lunches available in Kasser Room)
1:30-2:30 PM: Chapter Business Meeting in 4th Floor Board Room
2:30-4 PM: Conference Planning Meeting in 4th Floor Board Room (those not attending may tour our permanent collection)
4-5 PM: WALRC Meeting (those not attending may tour our permanent collection)

Meeting Minutes

ARLIS/DC-Maryland-Virginia Summer 2013 Chapter Meeting

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Dumbarton Oaks hosted the meeting and provided lunch for all attendees. For the morning tours of the Library, Rare Book Collection, ICFA, Museum, and Gardens, we divided into small groups, due to limited space in the areas we visited.


9:30-10 AM: Attendees arrive, coffee and refreshments in Lower Refectory (provided)
10 AM-12 PM: Tours with Sheila Klos, Director of the Library, Linda Lott, Rare Book Librarian, and Shalimar Fojas White, Manager of the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA)
12-1:30 PM: Tour with Gail Griffin, Director of Gardens and Grounds
1:30-2:30 PM: Lunch in Lower Refectory (provided)
2:30-3:30 PM: Chapter Business Meeting in Lower Refectory
3:30-5 PM: Conference Planning Meeting in Lower Refectory

Meeting Minutes
Treasurer’s Report

ARLIS/DC-Maryland-Virginia Spring 2013 Chapter Meeting

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
ARLIS/NA 41st Annual Conference, Pasadena, California

The Chapter Meeting took place at the 2013 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.


1. Approval of Fall 2012 meeting minutes
2. Report from the Chair
3. Treasurer’s Report
4. Web and Communications Report
5. 2014 Conference Committee’s Report
6. Chapter-Level Mentoring Report (Eden Orelove)
7. Chapter Members’ Conference Activities
8. Other business

Meeting Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
Web Manager’s Report

ARLIS/DMV and WALRC Joint Meeting at Hillwood

March 15, 2013, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C.

A joint meeting of ARLIS/DMV and WALRC held at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, coordinated by Linda Tompkins-Baldwin, co-chair of WALRC.


10-10:30 AM: Arrival at Hillwood Visitor Center
10:30 AM-12 PM: Presentation on Records Management by The Baltimore Museum of Art staff
12-1 PM: Lunch
1-1:30 PM: Introduction the exhibition “Pageants of the Tsars: The Coronation Albums of the Romanovs” curated by Kristen Regina, Head of Research Collections
1:30-3 PM: ARLIS/DC-MD-VA conference planning meeting
3-4:30 PM: WALRC business meeting

Meeting Minutes
Records Management at the Baltimore Museum of Art Presentation

ARLIS/NA 2013 Annual Conference Planning Meeting

January 11, 2013, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
National Gallery of Art, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue (North Building), Washington, D.C.

The meeting will be held in the large conference room (427) in the NGA’s satellite offices at 601 Pennsylvania Avenue (North Building); entrance is on Indiana Avenue NW between 6th and 7th Streets, immediately to the left of the restaurant Fiola. Conference call capability and wireless access are available.


1.Conference Committee Appointments
2.Graphic Identity and Logo
3.Conference Theme “Art + Politics” — broad topic categories for soliciting papers and workshop proposals
4.Conference Preview for Pasadena Membership Meeting
5.Next Meetings

Meeting Minutes

Fall 2012 Meeting

November 9, 2012, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.

Our day will include a curator-led tour of the current exhibition Very Like a Whale, and a tour of the library’s national landmark building. We will also spend time with conservators and digital imaging specialists. Our day will conclude with our chapter business meeting and 2014 conference planning.

Meeting Minutes
Meeting Photos

Summer 2012 Meeting

Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation
August 3, 2012, 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

We are happy to announce an exciting day at the Packard Campus for the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia. We will begin with an in-depth tour of the campus, followed by lunch, a session on film preservation with the Moving Image Section, and finally our chapter meeting and 2014 ARLIS/NA conference planning. And for movie buffs, you are welcome to reserve a spot (through the Packard Campus website) for the Friday evening National Film Registry movie screening in their state-of-the-art theater. Attendance for this meeting must be capped at 20.


9:50 am- Gather at Packard
10:00 am- Tour begins
1:00 pm- Lunch (pre-order or bring your own) on-site with Packard staff members
2:15 pm- Visit with Moving Image Section
3:00/3:15 pm- Brief break followed by chapter meeting and conference planning
4:45 pm- Meeting and day ends. Dining options in town for those interested in returning for evening movie screening, which begins at 7:30 (reservations recommended)

Meeting minutes
Meeting photos

Spring 2012 Meeting

ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada
March 31, 2012, 9:30 AM

Meeting minutes

Fall 2011 Meeting

Friday, October 28, 2011
Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, DC


9:30 Coffee and refreshments in the Library on 3rd floor of Victor Building
10:00 Welcome from Smithsonian Libraries
10:15-10:45: Social media at Smithsonian Libraries
10:45-11:15: Epubs and digital initiatives at SIL
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Business Meeting
12:30-2:00 Lunch on your own
2:00-4:00 Freer/Sackler library tour

Many thanks to Doug Litts for organizing such a wonderful program!

Meeting minutes

Summer 2011 Meeting

ARLIS/Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia Chapter
VRA Mid Atlantic Chapter
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Friday, July 29, 2011

Special thanks to Sherrie Rook, Visual Resources Coordinator, Department of History and Art History, GMU!

The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) is devoted to the preservation and presentation of history through new technology. In addition to a tour of the Center, our visit will include hands on time with your choice of two CHNM developed tools: Omeka, a platform for creating online exhibits, and Zotero, a powerful tool for creating and organizing bibliographies.

9:30 – 10:00 Beverages, pastries, and fruit provided by the Department of History and Art History at George Mason
10:00 – 11:15 Welcome and Center for History and New Media Introduction
11:30 – 12:30 Business Meetings
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Omeka or Zotero “Playdate,” or hands-on demo
3:30-4:30 Conference planning for 2014 ARLIS Annual (all ARLIS and VRA attendees invited to participate)
3:30-4:30 Get a tour of the Visual Resource Center with Sherrie Rook; or, on your own visit the new Art and Design Building
4:00-6:30 Cocktails and small plates at The Well (cash bar)

Meeting minutes

Spring 2011 Meeting

ARLIS/Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia Chapter
VRA + ARLIS/NA 2011 Joint Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, March 26, 2011

The meeting provided a wonderful opportunity for chapter members to see local friends at a busy national conference. During the hour, we met jointly with our VRA counterparts, then separately to tackle chapter-specific business.

In addition to a number of exciting agenda items, we addressed the proposed 2014 ARLIS/NA conference in Washington D.C.

Meeting Minutes

Fall 2010 Meeting

ARLIS/Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia Chapter
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), Richmond
Friday, November 5, 2010

The VMFA opened its renovated spaces this May after a major expansion that added 165,000 square feet and reshaped the look and feel of the entire museum. The expansion doubled the VMFA’s space for major traveling exhibitions and dramatically increased its space for permanent exhibitions. New features include a sophisticated granite entrance, a stunning 3 story glass atrium, and a beautiful new library: the Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library.The VMFA and its new library is a must-see for our chapter members and this meeting will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about the VMFA directly from its curators and our chapter colleagues. Our gracious hosts, Suzanne Freeman and Lee Viverette, have arranged for three of the VMFA’s distinguished curators to lead our members on tours of their permanent collections.


9:30 – Meet & greet with complimentary coffee and light refreshments
10:00-12:00 – Museum Highlights tour and curatorial gallery talks in Deco Arts (Barry Shifman), American (Dr. Elizabeth O’Leary) & Asian (Dr. John Henry Rice)
12:00-1:30 – Lunch in Best Café
1:30-2:30 – Tour of The Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
2:30-3:45 – Chapter Business Meeting, Founder’s Conference Room
4:00 – Cocktails in Amuse Restaurant, Payne Dining Room, cash bar


For information about the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts see

For information about the Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library see

Meeting Minutes

A recap of the day is available here.


DC-Maryland-Virginia Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Visual Resources Association
Friday July 9, 2010. 9:00am – 3:00pm (with a reception following)
Corcoran Library – Corcoran Gallery of Art / College of Art + Design

9:00am – 9:45am Continental Breakfast (Atrium)
9:30am – Welcome from Library Director, Mario Ascencio
10:00am – 11:00am Tour of the Corcoran Library and Artists Books Collection – Corcoran Library Staff
11:00am – 12:00pm ARLIS Business Meeting (Auditorium)
11:00am – 12:00pm VRA Business Meeting (RCR)
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch on your own (See Lunch below)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Tour of Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change – Philip Brookman, Curator
4:00pm – 7:00pm Reception at Mario Ascencio’s House in Adam’s Morgan

Meeting Minutes

Spring 2010 Meeting

Saturday, April 24th, 8:00 a.m.
Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA
38th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference

Meeting Minutes

For more past meetings, please see the Meeting Minutes page.