About

Mission Statement

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!

Staff

  • (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."  In 2020-2021, Amy held the position of New England Chapter Regional Chair.  She served on the Executive Board as the Public Relations and Communications Officer in 2018-2020.

  • (413) 597-2395 · [email protected]

    As the Digital Projects and Imaging Specialist, Joe designs and implements digital humanities teaching projects in collaboration with art faculty and manages digital imaging services, creating images, videos, and 3D models. He also provides technical support for image-intensive teaching and manages shared equipment in the VRC.

    Joe has an MA in Art History with a concentration in Art Museum Studies from the City College of New York and a BFA in Art History and Film/Video Production from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. He has recently focused on digital media production for the Worcester Art Museum and Fitchburg Art Museum.    

  • (413) 597-2015 · [email protected]

    As the Digital Projects and Metadata Specialist, Emily designs and implements digital humanities teaching projects in collaboration with art faculty. She also develops and enables access to digital and historic collections of art and visual culture images, specializing in the creation and management of descriptive metadata.

    Before arriving at Williams, Emily was the Curatorial Research Associate at The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She worked with a dynamic cross-disciplinary group of scholars to update the Georgia O’Keeffe catalogue raisonné and translate it to a digital format as a generative and collaborative form of humanities-based scholarship.

    Emily’s research interests are modernism and the esoteric interests of late-19th and early-20th century Western artists, with a particular concentration on abstraction and the links between art, science, and religion. Emily received her MA in Digital Art History from Duke University, where her thesis utilized analog and digital methods to explore the social, spiritual, and theoretical implications of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint’s work. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

    Emily is an active member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), the Digital Art History Society (DAHS), and the Visual Resources Association (VRA).