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Art Collections; An Organization Analysis, Emma Reilly 2014 Carroll College, Helena, MT

Art Collections; An Organization Analysis, Emma Reilly

Fine Arts Undergraduate Theses

Visual art is an important part of any society. Humans have collected and studied visual art throughout history. The way that artwork is collected and maintained dictates the way that the collection is managed and maintained dictates what artworks will be available to be studied and displayed in the future. Today in the United States artworks are mostly managed in collections of nonprofit art organizations. Nonprofit art organizations come in all forms. The goals and functions of the organization directly influence how the artwork collection is managed. To demonstrate the various ways that different types of organizations maintain and organize ...


Crescendo!, Spring 2014, Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus 2014 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Crescendo!, Spring 2014, Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus

Crescendo! The Newsletter of the Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus

Spring 2014 issue of Crescendo!, the newsletter of the Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus.


Dispersal Potential Impacts Size Clines Of Grasshoppers Across An Elevation Gradient, Richard Allman Levy 2014 University of Colorado Boulder

Dispersal Potential Impacts Size Clines Of Grasshoppers Across An Elevation Gradient, Richard Allman Levy

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Body size is an important life history trait that determines reproductive success of insects through its effects on their physiology, ecology, and behavior. Changes in body size may have both a genetic component when local conditions select for optimal body size and an environmental component when it is influenced by temperature, food availability, and other environmental factors. Along elevational gradients converse Bergmann clines, a decrease in body size with an increase in elevation, are commonly observed within insects when seasonality is present. No cline may also be observed when insects compensate for an abbreviated season by increasing their growth rate ...


There's No Such Thing As Free Labor: Evaluating Citizen Science Volunteer Motivations, Alison Seeberger 2014 University of Colorado Boulder

There's No Such Thing As Free Labor: Evaluating Citizen Science Volunteer Motivations, Alison Seeberger

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In order to determine citizen scientists' motivations, we must first understand the constituent parts of what we are examining. Understanding these motivations will help those developing citizen science projects to better direct their efforts related to recruitment and retention of volunteers. The work presented in this thesis provides a method to evaluate these volunteers' motivations. It develops a general course of action that can be used broadly, and focuses on testing key hypotheses based on the previous literature. In order to frame the work here, I will first provide an overview of citizen science as a discipline: what it is ...


Architectural Design For Living Artifacts, Joy Monice Malnar, Frank Vodvarka 2014 Loyola University Chicago

Architectural Design For Living Artifacts, Joy Monice Malnar, Frank Vodvarka

Department of Fine & Performing Arts: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Description of Book: In The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space, museum expert Nina Levent and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School bring together scholars and museum practitioners from around the world to highlight new trends and untapped opportunities for using such modalities as scent, sound, and touch in museums to offer more immersive experiences and diverse sensory engagement for visually- and otherwise-impaired patrons. Visitor studies describe how different personal and group identities color our cultural consumption and might serve as a compass on museum journeys. Psychologists and educators look at the ...


Singer's Handbook, Fourth Edition, Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus 2014 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Singer's Handbook, Fourth Edition, Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus

Handbooks

The fourth edition of the Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus Singer's Handbook.


A New Puercan Arctocyonid Genus From The Great Divide Basin, Wyoming, Katie McComas 2014 University of Colorado Boulder

A New Puercan Arctocyonid Genus From The Great Divide Basin, Wyoming, Katie Mccomas

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

A new genus and species of earliest Paleocene (Puercan) arctocyonid `condylarth,' Sigynorum magnadivisus, is described from the Great Divide Basin of southern Wyoming. The fossils are from the China Butte Member of the Fort Union Formation, and the fauna suggests an early Puercan (Pu1) age. The new taxon appears most similar in size and molar morphology to the early Puercan arctocyonid Oxyprimus erikseni, but possesses distinctive features that are lacking in O. erikseni. A phylogenetic analysis utilizing 18 taxa and 52 dental characters was performed, and the resulting strict consensus tree shows that S. magnadivisus is closely related to Oxyprimus ...


Use Of Social Networking Services For Marketing Art Museums, Te-Lin Chung, Sara Marcketti, Ann Marie Fiore 2014 Iowa State University

Use Of Social Networking Services For Marketing Art Museums, Te-Lin Chung, Sara Marcketti, Ann Marie Fiore

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

he purpose of this study was to explore the use of social networking services (SNS) by art museums and the effectiveness of SNS as marketing tools. Staff members responsible for SNS from 12 art museums in the Midwestern United States were interviewed to gain an in-depth understanding of SNS usage and their perceptions of SNS effectiveness. We identified three distinct marketing applications for which SNS were being used: building awareness, engaging with the community, and networking. Based on analysis of the data, three marketing strategies using SNS were proposed for cultivating relationships with visitors. Other recommendations included incorporating SNS into ...


Language And Museums: Supporting Alaska Native Languages Through Collaborative Networking, Heather J. McClain 2014 University of Denver

Language And Museums: Supporting Alaska Native Languages Through Collaborative Networking, Heather J. Mcclain

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

With the ever-increasing risk of language loss and possible extinction of the world's Indigenous languages, museums are quickly becoming active supporters and valuable resources for communities engaged in revitalization initiatives. Although working with language material is inherently difficult for museums because of their traditionally object based nature, it is imperative for museums to focus on the documentation and preservation of language as intangible cultural heritage (ICH) because of the vital connection between language and culture. This thesis examines how museums in Alaska, particularly the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, Alaska Office, are supporting Alaska Native language and cultural revitalization through ...


A Fragmented Treasure On Display: The Turfan Textile Collection And The Humboldt Forum, Mariachiara Gasparini 2014 University of Heidelberg

A Fragmented Treasure On Display: The Turfan Textile Collection And The Humboldt Forum, Mariachiara Gasparini

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

In the summer 2012, thanks to the Department of Central Asian Art of the museum and the International Dunhuang Project (IDP) at the British Library in London, UK, the so-called Turfan textile collection--gathered during the last century Prussian Turfan Royal Expeditions in the Tarim Basin--held in the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin, Germany, was finally microscopically analyzed and digitized. Except for a couple of pieces taken into account in previous studies as examples of comparison, the collection as a whole (ca. 350 pieces) has not enjoyed particular attention from scholars in the fields of Chinese or Central Asian art ...


Scholar Explains Recent Museum Boom In China, Aldemaro Romero Jr. 2014 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Scholar Explains Recent Museum Boom In China, Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Sites Of Memory, Tonya Schmehl, Sherry Dixon 2014 Old Dominion University

Sites Of Memory, Tonya Schmehl, Sherry Dixon

OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal

Photo Essay.


Auschwitz As A Site Of Memory, Emma Needham 2014 Old Dominion University

Auschwitz As A Site Of Memory, Emma Needham

OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal

Auschwitz is known as the most substantial site of the Holocaust namely because Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest concentration camp in Europe, and it is estimated that about 960,000 Jews and 125,000 others were murdered there.1 Not only was the process of creating the memorial at Auschwitz filled with controversies, but the site also remains questionable today with regards to dark tourism, or thanatourism, “the tourism of death.”2 For some, the thought of traveling to a place subsumed in death and despair sounds troubling as the consumption of dark tourism involves a process of “confronting, understanding and ...


Auschwitz-Birkenau: A Memorial, Nichole Delasalas 2014 Old Dominion University

Auschwitz-Birkenau: A Memorial, Nichole Delasalas

OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal

In the 1940s, Nazi Germany was an unstoppable force spreading throughout Europe. Hitler’s agenda was to take control of Europe and make it part of his pure Aryan race. As a result of his actions and his “final solution”, many people suffered. The concentration camp of Auschwitz I was created out of an old Polish military compound for three main reasons. The first was to incarcerate real and perceived enemies of the Nazi regime and the German occupation authorities in Poland for an indefinite amount of time.1 The second was to have available a supply of forced labor ...


The Pamunkey Indian Museum: Collaboration, Display, And The Creation Of A Tribal Museum, Rachel Elaine Bowen 2014 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

The Pamunkey Indian Museum: Collaboration, Display, And The Creation Of A Tribal Museum, Rachel Elaine Bowen

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Partners In Preservation: Documenting The Nation's Oldest City, Thomas R. Caswell 2013 University of North Florida

Partners In Preservation: Documenting The Nation's Oldest City, Thomas R. Caswell

Thomas Caswell

Poster presented at American Library Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, in 2014.


A Little Bit About Sensory Science And Museums, Leo S. Lo 2013 Old Dominion University

A Little Bit About Sensory Science And Museums, Leo S. Lo

Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications

Article discusses how sensory analysis and sensor technology can be used in libraries and museums to enhance user experience.


#Paperwork, Natalie S. Sherif 2013 Gettysburg College

#Paperwork, Natalie S. Sherif

Blogging the Library

This is history, not bureaucracy, right? I am fairly certain that my methods professor did not mention anything about a thirty-page report, so why the paperwork? In order for Special Collections to request objects for loan from specific institutions, I have to complete what is called a “General Facility Report” which is a comprehensive document that inquires about facility conditions. [excerpt]


Toeing The Line Between Offense And Education, Natalie S. Sherif 2013 Gettysburg College

Toeing The Line Between Offense And Education, Natalie S. Sherif

Blogging the Library

Medical history can be gruesome. People shy away from blood and guts and images of death perhaps because it makes us question our own mortality or perhaps because it reminds us a bit too much about the origins of that hamburger we ate for lunch. Whatever the reason, a lot of humans cannot stomach the truly heinous. [excerpt]


Do You Doodle?, Natalie S. Sherif 2013 Gettysburg College

Do You Doodle?, Natalie S. Sherif

Blogging the Library

If you were, are, or will become a student, then you have probably thought about doodling during class. Fear not! We are not the only generation to draw in the midst of a lecture. Today’s research escapade led me to investigate George Currier’s notes from his time as a student at the Medical Department of Pennsylvania College. [excerpt]


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