amyAmy McKenna
Visual Resources Curator
(413) 597-4786 · [email protected]

As the Visual Resources Curator, Amy designs and implements digital teaching projects in collaboration with art faculty, providing expertise and support for developing effective teaching and learning practices using technology.  She develops and enables access to digital and analog 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, 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 has most recently served on the Professional Status Task Force in 2014-2016, collaborating to design and analyze a survey of the visual resources profession.  In 2012, she was a member of the VRA Constitution and Bylaws Review Task Force and in 2006-2008, she was a member of the ARLIS/NA-VRA Joint Task Force on Collaboration.  Amy served as the VRA Web Site Editor from 2005-2010.  She attended the inaugural session of the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management at Duke University in 2004 and received a Luraine Tansey Travel Award in 2003.


Chuck Paquette
Visual Resources Technical Specialist
(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.


Kendra Werst
Assistant Visual Resources Curator
(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.




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