2019 Fall Chapter Meeting, Seattle

ARLIS/NA NW and VRA-PRC Fall 2019 Meeting

Friday, November 8, 2019
Allen Library, University of Washington
4000 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA

The annual meeting will take place at the Allen Library, with afternoon activities at the new Burke Museum. The University of Washington is centrally located and accessible by bus or train.


Friday, November 8
We will meet at the Starbucks in the Suzzallo Library (next to the Allen Library) for coffee and pastries prior to convening in the Allen Auditorium in the Allen Library. This room has a no food policy, but beverages in closed containers are allowed.


8-8:45 Coffee and pastries at Starbucks
9-9:45 Convene in Allen Auditorium

History of UW Presentation by Alan Michelson and Joshua Polansky

9:45-11:15 Chapter Meeting
11:45-1 Lunch at Off the Rez Cafe
1:30-2:30 Conversation with Ashley Verplank McClelland at the Burke Museum
2:30-4 View exhibitions in the Burke Museum


Meeting Agenda

Welcome and Introductions
Bundled Memberships
Humanities Commons
Treasurer Report (Paula Farrar)
Board Report (Suzanne Rackover)
Expressions of Interest (self-nominations for executive positions)
Round Table Reports


About the Burke Museum and Speaker

Newly opened on October 12, the New Burke is a flagship facility for the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture. The New Burke turns the museum “inside-out,” breaking down traditional museum barriers and inviting visitors to be part of a working research facility. The new, 113,000 sq. ft. building is 66% larger than the former facility. Nearly 60% of the museum is accessible or visible to visitors (compared to just over 30% in the former facility). Twelve visible, state-of-the-art labs and workrooms, along with an artists’ workshop will serve more students and researchers.

Admission fees will be included in registration costs.


Ashley Verplank McLelland serves as the Rights and Reproductions Manager of Ethnology at the Burke Museum. She is a professor specializing in Native Art of the Pacific Northwest.



The nearest hotel to UW is The Graduate: https://www.graduatehotels.com/seattle/


Meeting Registration

Register in advance with the form below and pay via PayPal or in person the day of the meeting (cash/cheque).

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