The Visual Resources Center (VRC) supports innovative and creative approaches to image-intensive teaching and learning. We collaborate with faculty and students on digital humanities teaching projects, including digital exhibitions, interactive timelines, and 3D technologies. We curate collections of images for teaching, both digital and historic. The VRC offers collaborative spaces with large, wall-mounted monitors and workstations with specialized scanners and dual monitors, hosting training sessions, virtual faculty interviews, tutorials, and study camps. We offer imaging services and specialized classroom support.
We are open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Faculty, students, and staff are all welcome!
(413) 597-4786 · [email protected]
As the Visual Resources Curator, Amy designs and implements digital humanities teaching projects in collaboration with art faculty, providing expertise, support, and creative solutions for image-intensive teaching and learning. From JPEG files to glass lanterns, she curates collections of art and visual culture images that support the teaching and research of Williams faculty and students. Prior to her appointment as Visual Resources Curator in 2017, she served for 11 years as Assistant Visual Resources Curator and Image Cataloguer/Specialist.
Before arriving at Williams, Amy was the Visual Resources Manager at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C. She was responsible for the digitization, classification, preservation, and licensing of over 50,000 transparencies, slides, negatives, and prints of objects in the Museum’s collection of Russian and French decorative arts.
Amy received her Master’s degree in Art History from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she studied eighteenth-century French painting and American modernism, and worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Lady Tennyson d’Eyncourt Slide Library. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History with a minor in Fine Arts from the University of Dayton in Ohio.
As an active member of the Visual Resources Association (VRA), Amy presented at the 2021 virtual annual conference. Her talk was entitled "Vital, Visible, yet Virtual: Pandemic Solutions for a Higher Ed Visual Resources Center." Amy currently holds the position of New England Chapter Regional Chair. In 2018-2020, she served on the Executive Board as the Public Relations and Communications Officer.
(413) 597-2395 · [email protected]
Chuck is the Visual Resources Technical Specialist and manages the VRC’s digital imaging operations, producing images and video in support of instruction, research, and publication. He provides technical support to the department, specializing in media-intensive presentations in the classroom. Chuck also maintains many of the VRC’s historic, analog collections.
Before joining the Art Department staff, Chuck worked professionally as a modern and ballet dancer and has taught dance throughout his career. He has a BFA from SUNY Purchase and a MFA from Smith College both in dance. Chuck continues to perform and teach in the community.
(413) 597-2015 · [email protected]
As the Assistant Visual Resources Curator, Kendra provides technical support for digital teaching projects developed in collaboration with art faculty and VRC colleagues. She also identifies images for inclusion in the digital collection fulfilling current faculty requests and anticipating future needs.
Before joining the Art Department staff, Kendra worked as a Collections Associate for the Kinsey Institute’s Library and Special Collections in Bloomington, Indiana. She was responsible for managing the Institute’s art, object, and artifact collection as well as the online image collection. She also assisted the Visual Literacy and Image Technologies Librarian at Indiana University’s Fine Arts Library.
Kendra received her Master’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, where she specialized in Art Librarianship and Digital Collections. She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri.
As an active member of the Visual Resources Association (VRA), Kendra is currently the Co-Chair for the Equitable Action Committee. She served on the Identity Task Force in 2018-2019 where she collaborated to develop a vision, mission statement, and establish core values that align with VRA's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. Additionally, she served as Co-Chair for the Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Student group (VREPS) and as VRA's Social Media Manager from 2017-2019.