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Colgate University Museums Newsletter Summer 2019, Anja Chavez 2019 Colgate University

Colgate University Museums Newsletter Summer 2019, Anja Chavez

Museums Newsletters

Message from the Director

Exhibitions

Museum professions

LMA student highlight

PAG student highlight

Spring programming

Events


Social Media And The Democratization Of American Museums, Valerie Wainwright 2019 University of San Francisco

Social Media And The Democratization Of American Museums, Valerie Wainwright

Master's Projects and Capstones

The democratization of American museums has been accelerated by societal changes caused by the development of new, multiway channels of communication created by the Internet and social media. Social media is prompting public participa- tion which has led to a paradigm shift in museology towards public engagement. The rise of vernacular creativity, especially among the younger, digitally native generations who are “curating” their identities by replicating, manipulating and sharing culture on- line, challenges the authority of the museum and curator as arbiters of culture. This paradigm shift also broadens the definition of authenticity from the object to the au- thentic ...


Comstock House Tour Script Adaptation For Non-Native Speakers Of English, Aura Lee Mohror 2019 Minnesota State University Moorhead

Comstock House Tour Script Adaptation For Non-Native Speakers Of English, Aura Lee Mohror

Dissertations, Theses, and Projects

This project seeks to increase the accessibility of a historic site to non-native speakers of English. The ultimate goal of this project is twofold: to draw in more attendees from a currently non-museum-attending population to a particular historical site and to provide non-native speakers of English with an understandable local history and language learning experience. The Comstock House in Moorhead, MN is exploring ways to increase its attendance by reaching out to new Americans and immigrants. A focus group composed of students in Moorhead´s adult ESL courses participated in a tour experience after which they provided feedback regarding the ...


Review Of Things Great And Small, Lydia Tang 2019 Michigan State University

Review Of Things Great And Small, Lydia Tang

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies, 2nd edition, by John E. Simmons is a helpful overview and guide for crafting museum collections management policies.


Because I Said So: Ten Tips For Finding Volunteers And Keeping Them Happy, Adam Stephen Guy Smith, Heather Hoagland 2019 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Because I Said So: Ten Tips For Finding Volunteers And Keeping Them Happy, Adam Stephen Guy Smith, Heather Hoagland

Adam Smith

Volunteers, interns and student workers are indispensable at local museums and archives in achieving their yearly goals. Teaching and managing the occasional quirks of this important group of people is as important as knowing how to sew a tag on an artifact. “Because I Said So” will provide ideas for how to work with volunteers of all ages doing collections management and archival tasks without tearing out your hair, or ruining any artifacts.


Pop-Up Museums: An Exhibit Utilizing Pop-Up Practices, Mary Kwandras 2019 Buffalo State College

Pop-Up Museums: An Exhibit Utilizing Pop-Up Practices, Mary Kwandras

Museum Studies Projects

Pop-ups are a new phenomenon emerging within the last decade. The purpose of this master’s thesis is to explore this current trend, delving into their origins and their multiple uses. To compliment this research, a pop-up exhibition was developed using the skills learned within the museum studies master’s program. The exhibition: Howard D. Beach and the Museum Studies Master’s Program was on display from January 20th through February 8th, 2019 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, in Buffalo, New York.


Academic Art Museum And Library Collaborations: Current Practices And Future Directions, Andria Derstine, Alexia Hudson-Ward, Elizabeth Edgar, Pamela Snyder 2019 Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College

Academic Art Museum And Library Collaborations: Current Practices And Future Directions, Andria Derstine, Alexia Hudson-Ward, Elizabeth Edgar, Pamela Snyder

Works by Oberlin College Libraries Staff

No abstract provided.


Cultural Heritage Preservation In The Context Of Climate Change Adaptation Or Relocation: Barbuda As A Case Study, Martha B. Lerski 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Cultural Heritage Preservation In The Context Of Climate Change Adaptation Or Relocation: Barbuda As A Case Study, Martha B. Lerski

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This case study introduces an arts camp methodology of engaging communities in identifying their key cultural heritage features, thus serving as a meta study. It presents original research based on field studies on the climate-vulnerable Caribbean island of Barbuda during 2017 and 2018. Its Valued Cultural Elements survey, enabling precise identification of key tangible and intangible art forms and biocultural practices, may serve as a basis for further studies. Such approaches may facilitate future research or planning as climate-vulnerable communities harness Local or Indigenous Knowledge for purposes of biocultural heritage preservation, or towards adaptation or relocation. I report on findings ...


Museums, Feminism, And Social Impact, Audrey M. Clark 2019 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Museums, Feminism, And Social Impact, Audrey M. Clark

Museum Studies Theses

This paper aims to explore the history of women within the context of the museum institution; a history that has often encouraged collaboration and empowerment of marginalized groups. It will interpret the history of women and museums and the impact on the institution by surveying existing literature on feminism and museums and the biographies of a few notable female curators. As this paper hopes to encourage global thinking, museums from outside the western sphere will be included and emphasized. Specifically, it will look at organizations in the Middle East and that exist in only a digital format. This will lead ...


Because I Said So: Ten Tips For Finding Volunteers And Keeping Them Happy, Adam Stephen Guy Smith, Heather Hoagland 2019 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Because I Said So: Ten Tips For Finding Volunteers And Keeping Them Happy, Adam Stephen Guy Smith, Heather Hoagland

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Volunteers, interns and student workers are indispensable at local museums and archives in achieving their yearly goals. Teaching and managing the occasional quirks of this important group of people is as important as knowing how to sew a tag on an artifact. “Because I Said So” will provide ideas for how to work with volunteers of all ages doing collections management and archival tasks without tearing out your hair, or ruining any artifacts.


Engaging Visitors With Conservation: The Key To Museum Sustainability, Megan Crutcher 2019 Duquesne University

Engaging Visitors With Conservation: The Key To Museum Sustainability, Megan Crutcher

Graduate Student Research Symposium

What is museum conservation and why does it matter? Increasingly, museum professionals are having to answer this question not only for themselves, but for the public as well. I argue that conservation’s definition is twofold, encompassing the actual work, as well as public engagement and presentation. First, conservation is the act of preserving and protecting cultural heritage to improve its structural integrity and historical significance. Second, conservation’s ultimate effectiveness lies in its ability to leave the public informed and passionate. Two of the best examples of these programs are the conservation of the Star Spangled Banner at the ...


The Rockbridge Group: Masters Along The Maury, Teresa Gunter, Whitney M. Grim, Emma E. Noe, Grace Ragansky, William R. Tharp, Christine L. Moore 2019 University of Lynchburg

The Rockbridge Group: Masters Along The Maury, Teresa Gunter, Whitney M. Grim, Emma E. Noe, Grace Ragansky, William R. Tharp, Christine L. Moore

Student Scholar Showcase

For the last eight decades Rockbridge County, Virginia has served as an influential center for modern art. Neighbored by the capricious Maury River and nestled against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rockbridge Baths significantly impacted the lives of four distinguished modern artists. Connected by ties of friendship or kin, the Rockbridge Group—Pierre Daura, Jean Hélion, Cy Twombly, and Sally Mann—drew inspiration and support from each other and from the people and places of the Rockbridge area.

In 1928, Catalan modernist Pierre Daura (1896-1976) married Louise Blair, a Virginian studying in Paris. His friend, the French painter ...


An Example Of Reinterpretation In American Historic House Museums, Victoria VanZomeren 2019 University of South Carolina

An Example Of Reinterpretation In American Historic House Museums, Victoria Vanzomeren

Senior Theses

Despite their past importance, historic house museums have lost struggle to remain interesting to the general public because of the refusal to tell stories beyond those of wealthy, white men. In their 2018 restoration project on the Hampton-Preston Mansion, the Historic Columbia Foundation demonstrate how historic house museums can update their narratives to include the stories of marginalized people through the reinterpretation of their two Edward Troye paintings. This reinterpretation allowed Historic Columbia to tell a story that is not often told and represents the shift in new expectations for historic house museums in order to provide something meaningful to ...


(Re-) Staging Translation: Meaningful Interaction With Hindu Devotional Objects In The Western Museum, Emma Efkeman 2019 College of William and Mary

(Re-) Staging Translation: Meaningful Interaction With Hindu Devotional Objects In The Western Museum, Emma Efkeman

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this thesis, the Hindu devotional object will be tracked through many contexts and its role will change based on its geographic and cultural location. First, the original ritual context will be established, paying specific attention to ceremonial processes and actions that activate the objects. Next, I will sketch the approaches to interpretation used in the two museum spaces. In this movement between spaces, the Hindu object is de- and then re-contextualized. Museums can discover from this narrative the many ways that meaning is constructed, within and outside of a Western framework. It is this pivotal period of re-contextualization that ...


March 2019; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project 2019 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

March 2019; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project

Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project Minutes

The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project is a collective network of peers documenting LGBTQ history in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. This page maintains archival copies of all meeting minutes and is a part of the Dr. Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archives of WNY, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.


Employing Natural History Collections In The Aid Of Conservation: Streamlining An Approach To Model Species Distributions En Masse For The Preservation Of Biodiversity, Alice Fornari 2019 Selected Works

Employing Natural History Collections In The Aid Of Conservation: Streamlining An Approach To Model Species Distributions En Masse For The Preservation Of Biodiversity, Alice Fornari

Alice Fornari

Using species distribution models (SDMs) in Natural History Collections (NHCs) can influence how humans implement conservation changes in flora and fauna communities and ecosystems. Through the use of legacy data (old NHCs and their associated locality/collection information), data correction (background data or pseudo absences added to presence-only data), and the SDM software, Maxent (and its associated geographic information systems or GIS projected models), it has been shown that it is feasible to create a low budget protocol/setup to project the past, present and future of species population changes. This has been done in the past few decades as ...


Bibliography Of The Published Works Of Stephen L. Williams, Suzanne Boyer McLaren, Catharine A. Hawks, Hugh H. Genoways 2019 Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Bibliography Of The Published Works Of Stephen L. Williams, Suzanne Boyer Mclaren, Catharine A. Hawks, Hugh H. Genoways

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

Bibliography of the published works of Stephen Lory Williams (1948-2018).


February 2019; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project 2019 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

February 2019; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project

Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project Minutes

The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project is a collective network of peers documenting LGBTQ history in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. This page maintains archival copies of all meeting minutes and is a part of the Dr. Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archives of WNY, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.


Charged Spaces: Navigating Complex Exhibition Content For University Audiences, Craig Hadley, Alexandra Chamberlain 2019 DePauw University

Charged Spaces: Navigating Complex Exhibition Content For University Audiences, Craig Hadley, Alexandra Chamberlain

Art and Art History Faculty Publications

This paper explores some of the ways in which academic museums navigate politically charged conversations on campus, specifically addressing public programs, curatorial strategies, and administrative brokering. The authors discuss the complexities of collaboration and academic freedom when tackling such sensitive topics, and discuss lessons learned from a recent exhibition case study. This text is largely adapted from a panel presentation first delivered at the 2018 Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) Annual Conference at the University of Miami.


Front Matter, 2019 College of William and Mary

Front Matter

James Blair Historical Review

No abstract provided.


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