Category Archives: Chapter Meetings

2022 ARLIS/NA New England Virtual Spring Chapter Business Meeting: Save the Date!

The ARLIS/NA New England spring business meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 22 3:30-4:30pm ET. Preliminary agenda:

– Officer reports

– Discussion on hosting ARLIS/NA conference in the future

– Check-ins, announcements, and updates

– ARLIS/NA conference chat (Plug your session if you’re presenting! Tell us what you’re excited about!)

– Looking to the year ahead (What kinds of things would you like to see the chapter hosting?)

2021 Fall Chapter Meeting (hybrid) Oct.21-22

We are trying something new! This year’s fall meeting will be hybrid and split over two days. The fall chapter business meeting will be fully virtual on Thursday, October 21st with an in person meet up in Amherst/Northampton on Friday October 22nd for those who feel comfortable traveling.

Virtual business meeting agenda and registration link

REGISTER HERE: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtd-CvqDgqG9Z_tUe9Ffp3XyDXYnYofcU-

10 – 11 am: Business Meeting (see agenda)

11:15 am – noon: Presentation from Five College Museum Collections Management Commons (MCMC) Project Manager, Erin Richardson, and Data Specialist, Carrie Evans. 

Erin and Carrie will speak about the exciting work they are doing to help the Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield plan to migrate data from its current museum database MimsyXG and public portal (museums.fivecolleges.edu) to a new one with improved data consistency, interoperability across platforms, and reduced bias in subject headings. There will be time for Q&A at the end.

Friday in person meet up

10:30-11:30 am:   Tours of the Yiddish Book Center (meet at the Yiddish Book Center entrance at 10:30).   Note there is plenty of parking at the Book Center (the YBC has waived the admission fee for our group but donations are welcome)

11:30- 1 pm:  Lunch right across the road at Atkins Farms  (there are lots of outdoor picnic tables in addition to indoor seating, so if the weather’s nice, we can eat outside

1:00-2:00 pm:   Tours of the Eric Carle Museum (right across from Atkins)

2:00 pm– head over to Smith College Botanical gardens if you’d like to tour on your own! (a 20 minute drive).    ($2 suggested admission)

If you plan to join us, you need to do two things – ASAP!:

1.  Please R.S.V.P. to chapter president Rachel Beckwith (rbeckwith [at] hampshire [dot] edu) if you plan to come so that we can have a list of names for our group for each museum.   

2.  Purchase your ticket for the Eric Carle through their website on Eventbrite.  You will choose the Friday, October 22, 1-4 pm time slot.  They will definitely sell out as they have limited tickets, so they recommend doing this 2 weeks in advance which is NOW!  

Fall Chapter Meeting (virtual) – Friday, October 16, 2020

Join us for a virtual Fall Chapter Meeting on Friday, October 16 from 1-3pm ET. Our time together will include:

  • 1:00pm Chapter Business Meeting
  • 2:00pm Virtual Tour of Harvard Fine Arts Library
  • 2:30pm Virtual Coffee & Conversation
  • 2:55pm Closing
The Harvard Fine Arts Library

Join our listserv for the Zoom meeting link or email arlisna.newengland@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there! 

Fall Chapter Meeting – Friday, October 11, 2019

Join us on October 11, 2019 at the Mystic Seaport Museum for the chapter’s fall meeting! We’ll hold a business meeting, hear updates and news from ARLIS/NA New England colleagues, and explore the museum (including the J.M.W Turner exhibition!).

RSVP by Tuesday, October 8th at 5pm. You have the option to attend the meeting online or in person!

The Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard is a working shipyard that engages in historic vessel restoration and maintenance. Photo credit: Mystic Seaport Museum

Fall Joint Chapter Meeting, ARLIS/NE and VRA/NE – Friday, October 12, 2018

RSVP – Please use this form to RSVP by Monday, October 8, 2018.

You are invited to attend the Fall 2018 joint chapter meeting between ARLIS/NE and VRA-NE, to be held at the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) in Worcester, MA on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Sarah Gillis, Associate Registrar for Collection Documentation at WAM, and VRA/NE Chapter Chair, has planned a great day for all of us.  Along with having time to meet and catch up with colleagues, we will have the chance to tour the museum’s current exhibition, The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscape from the New York Historical Society, along with the Salisbury Mansion.  Time is also set aside for a lightning round session to discuss current issues in our work.  Please see the agenda for the day’s program.

We look forward to seeing everyone on October 12th!

Spring Meeting in Providence – Friday, May 11, 2018

RSVP – Please use this form to RSVP by Monday, May 7, 2018.

Agenda – Full meeting agenda with all details is available here.  Brief agenda below.

ARLIS/NA New England Spring Meeting | Providence, Rhode Island | Friday, May 11, 2018

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Tour of DownCity DesignEmily Sellon will be our guide to explain the organization’s work and history.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Break and a 15-minute walk to One Empire Plaza, Room 228 (150 Empire Street).

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Chapter business meeting.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch and a chance to explore a little bit of Providence.  Please see the full agnenda suggested dining options.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Tour of Brown University’s Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (154 Angell Street), home to the Brown Arts Initiative (BAI).  Chira DelSesto, Associate Director of the BAI, will be our guide for a tour of the building and a discussion of the work and history of the Brown Arts Initiative.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Walk from the Granoff Center to the David Winton Bell Gallery (located in the Albert and Vera List Art Building, 64 College Street) to view the 33⁰ exhibition.  On the walk over, we will see three of the five large-scale photomurals (mounted on various Brown University buildings) that are part of the exhibition.

Fall Chapter Meeting at the Clark Art Institute

2017 ARLIS/NA NE & Upstate NY Fall Chapter Meeting 
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA,
Friday October 13, 2017

9 am – 10 am Refreshments and welcome

10 am – 11 am ARLIS/NA Chapter business meetings (NE and Upstate NY)

11am  – 12:30 Choose one of two gallery tours: looking at prints in the new Print Room with Jay Clarke, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; or a walk through the newly installed Decorative Arts galleries with Alexis Goodin, Curatorial Research Associate

12:30 – 2pm Lunch at the Clark’s Cafe 7 with an option to purchase a brown bag lunch and eat al fresco

2 – 4pm View highlights from the Library’s Special Collections. View the permanent collections and stroll the grounds at the Clark

4 – 4:30pm Refreshments and farewell

RSVP by October 2, 2017