Visual Resources Curator
(413) 597-2015 · [email protected]
Linda Reynolds is the Art Department Visual Resources Curator, who oversees production and cataloguing of art images used for teaching and learning within the Williams Community. The Lawrence Hall Visual Resources Center and the Slide Library in the Clark Art Institute provide the community with an extensive collection of slide and photographic images. The Lawrence Hall Visual Resources Center is developing a substantial digital image collection, focusing on collecting specific course images not readily found in online databases.
Linda served as the primary contact/team leader during the ARTstor Beta testing, which took place at Williams in 2003. She has also twice served as a sponsor for the Williams Interns in Technology summer program, working on both a Lantern Slide Image Preservation project as well as the Lane Faison Video. She has recently served on three Williams College committees; the administrative council, childcare council and benefits committee.
Formerly a pediatric physical therapist, Linda came to the Visual Resources Center by way of a long-time interest in photography and a resulting career change. She is a graduate of the Williams College and Clark Art Institute Graduate Program in the History of Art. She has been active in the national Visual Resources Association, recently completing a term as Executive Board Secretary.
Amy A. McKenna
Assistant Visual Resources Curator
(413) 597-4786 · [email protected]
As the Assistant 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.
Before arriving at Williams College in 2006, 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, designing and analyzing 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.
Visual Resources Technical Specialist
(413) 597-2395 · [email protected]
Chuck Paquette is the Art Department Visual Resources Technical Specialist. His job includes and is not limited to maintaining the slide collection, organizing and overseeing projection, assisting faculty and students with searches, and creating and maintaining web study pages. Chuck also oversees and coaches faculty and students with the use of technologies such as Blackboard, digital presentations and ARTstor.
Before joining the Art Department staff Chuck worked professionally as a modern and ballet dancer and has taught dance for several years. Chuck has a BFA from SUNY Purchase and a MFA from Smith College both in dance. Though the Visual Resources Center is his full-time commitment, Chuck does occasionally perform and teach in the community.