ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic 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 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

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic 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 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 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 Chapter Meeting

2014 Virtual Meeting, February 26, 2014

Meeting Minutes

ARLIS/DC-Maryland-Virginia 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 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 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 2014 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.