Because good research needs good data

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Expanded name

Visual Resources Association

Date of establishment


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VRA provides leadership in the field of image management, and furthers cross-domain research and education for the discipline.

Areas of Activity


  • Develops and advocates standards for cataloguing and classification
  • Provides instruction, research, educational tools and activities
  • Runs a publication programme
  • Offers a discussion forum
  • Considers intellectual property policy and other pertinent topics
  • Develops collaborations, partnerships and outreach activities


Membership is available for individuals and organisations

VRA Core