Tunic, Peru, The Textile Museum 91.341

Workshop: Cataloging Your Art

Camille Ann Brewer, curator of contemporary art

Workshop participants will learn how to catalog art objects according to VRA Core, a data standard hosted by the Library of Congress for the descriptions and images of works of visual culture. Participants will learn about the various VRA Core elements and how to complete object, exhibition, and bibliographic records. Using the VRA Core standards ensures long-term data integrity and allows for easier data migration as digital recording systems evolve over time. Each participant will complete one object and one exhibition record.

This workshop is part of the Art Care for Artists series designed to support artists working in fiber. Fee: $75 per session for museum members (or $200 for the three-program package); $100 per session for the public. Includes most materials and a box lunch. 

Advance registration is required; space is limited. Register for this program or the full series online or call 202-994-7394 

About Camille Ann Brewer

Camille Ann Brewer is the museum’s first full-time curator of contemporary textile art. Previously, Brewer served as executive director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago, a membership organization of libraries, universities, and archives dedicated to making accessible materials that document the African-American and African diaspora. Brewer has also served as an assistant curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts and as an art consultant and curator for her own company, CAB Fine Art, building collections and organizing exhibitions for public museums, corporations, and private collectors.  

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