VRA Cross-Pollinator Fellow: Justine Thomas

Justine ThomasDLF is excited to announce that we’re sending community member Justine Thomas to the Visual Resources Association Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland this March with support from our GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards. The conference brings together around 200 colleagues from diverse workplaces, including higher education, the corporate sector, museums, and archives to explore digital asset management, intellectual property rights, digital humanities, metadata standards, coding, imaging best practices and so much more.

About the Awardee

Justine Thomas (@JustineThomasM) is currently a Digital Programs Contractor at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) focusing on digital asset management and collections information support. Prior to graduating in 2019 with a Master’s in Museum Studies from the George Washington University, Justine worked at NMAH as a collections processing intern in the Archives Center and as a Public Programs Facilitator encouraging visitors to discuss American democracy and social justice issues.

The Cross-Pollinator Awards & Upcoming Opportunities

Since 2015 (and initially with support from the Kress Foundation), the GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards have aimed to foster communication and conversation among the GLAM communities.  Each year, a member from each of our partner organizations receives free registration to attend the DLF Forum and, in exchange, a DLF member affiliate attends each partner conference. Learn more about those who attended the 2019 DLF Forum in Tampa, Florida and keep an eye out for their fellow reflections on the DLF blog in the coming weeks.

DLF would like to thank our partners at the Museum Computer Network, the Visual Resources Association, the Art Libraries Society of North America, and the American Institute for Conservation for participating in this program.

Students, faculty, and staff from DLF member institutions are eligible to apply for upcoming opportunities! Registration awards are still available for the upcoming annual meetings of ARLIS/NA, and AIC in 2019. Apply now!

Upcoming GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Award deadlines:

  • Art Libraries Society of North America (Registration Award): 14 February 2020
  • American Institute for Conservation (Registration Award): 13 March 2020