The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce
that registration is now live for *Learning to Look, Looking to Learn: A
Workshop on Visual Literacy*, to be held on March 2, 2018. This workshop
will be hosted by *University of Kentucky Libraries in Lexington, KY, *and
is open to cultural heritage professionals, the information, museum, and
educational communities, and to anyone interested in visual culture. *Learning
to Look, Looking* *to Learn* is one of four workshops being offered in the
2017-2018 VRAF Regional Workshop Program.  The VRAF is grateful to the
Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting
opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions.

As our culture moves from an oral tradition to a visual one, an increasing
emphasis is being placed on developing the visual literacy skills of both
educators and students, uniquely positioning those who work with visual
media to provide necessary visual literacy training and instruction. This
workshop will provide participants with the tools to develop and implement
a visual literacy training program. Part one of this workshop will focus on
visual literacy skills and pedagogical approaches by exploring objects at
the University of Kentucky Art Museum. The afternoon session will focus on
ways for participants to apply these pedagogies to their own work and
institutions. Participants will discuss and develop ways to implement and
evaluate their own visual literacy programs as well as how digital
archives, art objects, and other primary sources can be used by staff,
students and faculty. The question of what it means to teach from
collections within a range of professional perspectives–-including from
information, museum, and education contexts—will also be explored.

*Learning to Look, Looking to Learn *will be taught by Jessica Sack, the
Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education at the
Yale University Art Gallery. Jessica has worked in the field of museum
education for more than fifteen years. In that time she has been developing
professional development programs in Visual Literacy for a variety of
audiences including librarian, teacher, and faculty workshops, and training
graduate students as museum educators. In addition, Jessica works with area
teachers and faculty, helping them find ways to teach from objects and hone
their own observation skills. Prior to Yale, Jessica was the Senior Museum
Educator and Coordinator of Teacher Services at the Brooklyn Museum. She
has contributed to publications including *The Caring Museum: New Models of
Engagement with the Ageing, Interpreting the Art Museum, * “Looking to
Learn, Learning to Teach” *Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin *and *Picturing
a Nation: Teaching with American Art and Material Culture*. Jessica
received her M.Phil. in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography from Oxford
University, England, and a M.A. in Performance Studies from New York
University. She previously instructed* Learning to Look, Looking to Learn:
A Workshop on Visual Literacy* at the University of California Berkeley and
at Colorado College.

To register for *Learning to Look, Looking to Learn *and to learn more
about the workshop, visit  The
fee for this day-long workshop is $125. If you have questions about
registration, feel free to contact Betha Whitlow, VRAF Director, For questions about the venue, please contact Crystal
Heis, or Karyn Hinkle,  <>

Curator of Visual Resources
Co-Chair, Danforth Staff Council
Washington University in Saint Louis
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