The Workshop is being held at James Madison’s Montpelier from July 29-31st.

Day 1: July 29, 2019

  • 3:00-5:00 PM – Registration and Room Check-In
  • 6:00 PM – Keynote Lecture by Edward L. Ayers, University of Richmond
  • 7:00 PM – Welcome Dinner & Participant Introductions

Day 2: July 30, 2019

  • 8:30 AM – Meet and Greet Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Introductions and Goal Setting
    • Discussion of Workshop Goals and Desired Outcomes
  • 9:45 AM – Formal Presentations Montpelier Collections
    • Architecture & Historic Preservation: Jennifer Glass
    • Archaeology: Mary Furlong Minkoff
    • Curation & Collections: Jenniffer Powers
    • Research: Hilarie Hicks
  • 10:45 AM – Coffee & Snack Break
  • 11:00 AM – Formal Presentations: Best Examples, Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned from Digital Collections Projects
  • 12:15 PM – Lunch
  • 1:00 PM -Tour of Collections and Collaborative Projects
  • 2:45 PM Coffee & Snack Break
  • 10:45 AM – Group Discussion and Breakout Sessions: Collection Needs
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture & Historic Preservation
    • Archives & Digital Media
    • Museum Objects & Decorative Arts
  • 4:45 PM – Today’s Wrap-Up & Tomorrow’s Goals
  • 5:00 PM – Free Time
  • 6:30 PM – Evening Lecture, Negotiating “Publicness” in Digital Heritage & Archaeology by Ethan Watrall, MATRIX
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner & Open Viewing of Mere Distinction of Colour Exhibit
  • 8:00 PM – Fireside Talk

Day 3: July 31, 2019

  • 8:30 AM – Meet and Greet Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Breakout Sessions (First Rotation): Identifying and How to Best Serve Different Audiences and Users
    • Public (Students)
    • Public (Adults)
    • Museum & Research Professionals
  • 10:30 AM – Coffee and Snack Break
  • 10:45 AM – Breakout Session (Second Rotation): Identifying & How to Best Serve Different Audiences & Users
    • Public (Students)
    • Public (Adults)
    • Museum & Research Professionals
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – Group Discussion and Breakout Sessions: Envisioning the Database for Your Audience
    • Public (Students)
    • Public (Adults)
    • Museum & Research Professionals
  • 3:00 PM – Coffee and Snack Break
  • 3:15 PM – Report Out from Groups
  • 4:00 PM Group Discussion: Next Steps
    • Distribution of Workshop Results & Recommendations
  • 5:00 PM – End of Workshop