Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource Iq: Pt. 2: The Central Intelligence Agency, Bert Chapman
Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations
Provides an overview of information resources produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) including popular reference works like World Factbook and Chiefs of State and Cabinet Leaders of Foreign Governments. Additional content describes the CIA's origins and development, descriptions of current organizational components, information about it's directors, and the text of historical National Intelligence Estimates (NIE) and the President's Daily Brief covering topics as varied as North Korea, the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and NIE's on Soviet ballistic missile forces and numerous other topics. Features artifacts from the CIA Museum.
Rescuing Records: Safeguarding Vital Museum Records, 2018 Seton Hall University
Rescuing Records: Safeguarding Vital Museum Records, Brianna Losardo
Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)
Every activity undertaken by museums relies in some way on records and information. As technology becomes more and more integrated into museum operations, these records are increasingly being created, used, and stored in electronic format. The rapid proliferation of electronic records has left many institutions unprepared to safeguard electronic records that are vital to their operations from disaster, both natural and man-made. In addition, a historical focus on collection records has siloed records management concerns into registration and collections management departments, an approach that no longer suffices in today’s museum. In this thesis, I argue that museums should empower ...
The Story Of The Ink And Paint Department, 2018 University of Wyoming
The Story Of The Ink And Paint Department, Emma Thielk
Honors Theses AY 17/18
The Ink and Paint department at the Walt Disney Studios, for a while, was a department completely staffed by women, but this department faded away with the introduction of technology at the studio. There has been a revival in knowing about the Ink and Paint department in recent years and the purpose of this paper is to figure out who owns the revival story because of the biases that surround this department. To understand the complexity of this department and therefore revival, this study was completed in three parts – how the department was viewed in the past (to know how ...
Formal Learning In An Informal Setting: The Cognitive And Affective Impacts Of Visiting A Science Center During A School Field Trip, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Formal Learning In An Informal Setting: The Cognitive And Affective Impacts Of Visiting A Science Center During A School Field Trip, Charlie Belin
Theses and Dissertations
With the pressures of budget cuts, many schools--particularly schools serving low-income students--are eliminating school field trips to museums, zoos, and other cultural institutions despite their widely reported utility. First, through a systematic review of the literature, I examine the findings from 17 international studies on the benefits of visiting an informal science education institution during a K-12 school field trip. Almost all pre-post studies reported a positive change in both cognitive and affective outcomes after visiting an ISEI. However, studies that also included a control group to compare students who visited the ISEI with students who had yet to visit ...
James Connolly's Bloodstained Vest: Mediating Death And Violence In Commemorative Exhibitions, 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology
James Connolly's Bloodstained Vest: Mediating Death And Violence In Commemorative Exhibitions, Siobhán Doyle
The actions surrounding the display of images and artefacts in museums – collection, conservation, research and exhibition – are bound up with how the past is presented and remembered. These conditions and decisions relating to exhibitions are largely invisible to viewers who are confronted with the apparent completeness of an exhibition display. By conducting a historical and visual analysis of the bloodstained vest of political leader James Connolly, this article uncovers how this artefact has become a relic of historical violence due to the way in which particular aspects of its configuration, form and trajectory have been manipulated in order to elicit ...
Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work Of Charlotte Moorman, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work Of Charlotte Moorman, Saisha Grayson
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
When classically trained cellist Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991) moved to New York City in 1957, she swiftly positioned herself at the intersection of experimental music, performance, video, and the visual arts. She interpreted works by composers like John Cage, collaborated with artists such as Nam June Paik, and founded and organized the New York Avant Garde Festival from 1963 to 1980. This dissertation argues that Moorman’s career sheds new light on what it meant to be an artist in this post-medium-specific moment and proposes that Moorman’s deterritorialization of authorship exerts pressure on traditional art histories. The generative dynamics of ...
The Myth Of Southern Atonement: Constructed Forgiveness In Public Spaces, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Myth Of Southern Atonement: Constructed Forgiveness In Public Spaces, Elizabeth Ashley Clayborn
Theses and Dissertations
This thesis provides a rhetorical analysis of public space in Arkansas and examines the ways in which the myth of Southern Atonement is constructed within those spaces. Three formal elements characterize Southern Atonement: absolution from the past, distinctiveness in constructed authenticity, and hope for a post-racial future. The analysis develops over three case studies which I argue contribute to the construction, engagement, and actualization of this cultural myth. The first chapter looks at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and The Unexpected art project as a source of identity construction and place attachment. Then I examine The Billgrimage, or the monuments and museums ...
Edith M. Richardson: Woman Of Mystery And Her Subjects, 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College
Edith M. Richardson: Woman Of Mystery And Her Subjects, Adam J. Barnes
Museum Studies Projects
This paper and corresponding exhibit fulfill the final requirement for a M.A. in Museum Studies. They are both titled Edith M. Richardson: Woman of Mystery and Her Subjects because the people involved, including the donors of the collection, did not know or could not find anything about Richardson. In this paper I will write about my search for Richardson and her subjects as well as implementing the exhibit.
Lumumba’S Iconography As Interstice Between Art And History, 2018 Antwerp University
Lumumba’S Iconography As Interstice Between Art And History, Matthias De Groof
How does Congolese art and artistic representations of Lumumba “mediate past, present and future”? How do they relate to historical narratives and to the dialogues within the Global South? This contribution proposes Lumumba’s iconography as a case in point of the interstice between art and history. It positions the image of Lumumba as mediating between past, present and future for both the Congo and the Global South more broadly.
Minnesota Historical And Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Grant Program: Lsa Survey Results And Recommendations, 2018 Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Historical And Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Grant Program: Lsa Survey Results And Recommendations, Carolyn Veeser-Egbide, Melinda Hutchinson, Michael Lansing, Sherry Stirling, Sheila Brommel, Daardi Sizemore
Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications
In August 2017, the Legacy Strategic Agenda (LSA) Collaborative Priority Action Team (PAT) for Grants conducted a survey of Minnesota cultural heritage organizations about the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) grant program managed by the Minnesota Historical Society. The presenters will provide a background about the survey and share the results and recommendations that came out of the survey.
Who You Gonna Call?: Creating A Call List For Your Facility's Disaster Plan, 2018 Renville County Historical Society
Who You Gonna Call?: Creating A Call List For Your Facility's Disaster Plan, Nicole Elzenga, Adam Stephen Guy Smith
Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications
Preservation can involve responding to active and pressing matters. But not all buildings are lost to the bulldozer. Many are lost to natural and human disasters like storms and water. A Disaster Plan is a common document used by museums and history organizations. Learn how to develop a contact list for a Disaster Response Plan so you know whom to call when disaster strikes!
Making Do With What You've Got: Improving Your Collections Storage Now, 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato
Making Do With What You've Got: Improving Your Collections Storage Now, Adam Stephen Guy Smith, Heather Hoagland
Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications
Don’t wait until that inventory grant money comes through, get started improving your collection storage today using things you have right now or can get without breaking the bank or begging the board! Come ready to share your ideas as well as learn from your presenters and colleagues in this informal discussion-style session. Attendees will leave the session with easily implemented and inexpensive ideas for storing, displaying, and rehousing objects of all shapes, sizes and materials.
Not All Art Belongs In The Living Room: The Tale Of Robert Mapplethorpe, 2018 Lynchburg College
Not All Art Belongs In The Living Room: The Tale Of Robert Mapplethorpe, Shelby K. Miller
Student Scholar Showcase
Following the death of Robert Mapplethorpe in 1989, a group of scholars put together a retrospective exhibition of his life’s work with the help of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The subject matter, namely those in Mapplethorpe’s X and Z portfolios that included male nudes and depictions of sadomasochism, caused major controversy across the country. The presentation will cover Helms Amendment of 1990 and the obscenity trial that took place in Cincinnati in 1990 with a specific focus on the lasting impacts that these events have had on the NEA and the art world.
Ethical Issues: Good, Bad, And Ugly, 2018 Radford University
Ethical Issues: Good, Bad, And Ugly, Roann Barris
Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings
Censorship: it is unlikely that any academic, especially in the arts, would come out in favor of censorship. But what is the right course of action when a student's work in a graduation show offends the public? And if steps are taken to remove the presumably offensive work, are we betraying our beliefs about the value of student's work or promoting good relationships with the public? This has been an active year for ethical questions about art -- but who expect them to be our own issues? Details about this case and all the roles played will be provided ...
The Maple Leaf Route, 2018 Cleveland State University
The Maple Leaf Route, Dan Rager
Reasserting Arts Education In K-12 Curriculum: A Qualitative Case Study And Pilot Programs, 2018 Hamilton College
Reasserting Arts Education In K-12 Curriculum: A Qualitative Case Study And Pilot Programs, Amber Geary
From September 2015 through September 2017, the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College conducted a cross-sectional study that asked, “What makes K-12 public school educators choose to use a museum as part of their curriculum?” At the time of this research, no qualitative studies—either regional or national—could be found on this subject. Studies addressing the “how” and the “what” involved in museum-school collaborations had been published, but none looked at the “why” that motivated such partnerships.
This mixed-method, regional study reflects perspectives of teachers and administrators on the museum-school collaboration dynamic after the introduction ...
Taking Cues From Online Learning Offline In The Visual Classroom, 2018 University of Iowa
Taking Cues From Online Learning Offline In The Visual Classroom, Kimberly Datchuk
Art History Pedagogy & Practice
Theories of online learning can inform how academic museums provide a student-centered approach to teaching. Technology has four main advantages for teaching in the museum: it is open-ended, self-paced, collaborative, and empowering. In order to activate the art works and encourage students to contribute their ideas, I have drawn on the best practices of online teaching tools when designing university class visits. The chance to discuss works among themselves enables students to make personal connections to the works and each other. The informal environment of the class visit helps to produce a student-led experience. Encouraging students to ask questions, following ...
Digital Techniques For Documenting And Preserving Cultural Heritage, 2018 Independent Scholar
Digital Techniques For Documenting And Preserving Cultural Heritage, Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Lindsay Macdonald
Collection Development, Cultural Heritage, and Digital Humanities
In this unique collection the authors present a wide range of interdisciplinary methods to study, document, and conserve material cultural heritage. The methods used serve as exemplars of best practice with a wide variety of cultural heritage objects having been recorded, examined, and visualised. The objects range in date, scale, materials, and state of preservation and so pose different research questions and challenges for digitization, conservation, and ontological representation of knowledge. Heritage science and specialist digital technologies are presented in a way approachable to non-scientists, while a separate technical section provides details of methods and techniques, alongside examples of notable ...
Museum Of Modern-Day Slavery: A Photo Essay, 2018 Museum of Modern-Day Slavery
Museum Of Modern-Day Slavery: A Photo Essay, Micah Gamboa
Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence
A photo essay from the Museum of Modern-Day Slavery in Houston, Texas, with photographs of rooms, entrances, and storage spaces in brothels following raids, including artifacts of the trade found at the scenes are documented. Photographs include brothels, bars, and strip clubs where Korean women and Mexican women were exploited. Photographs from the Mexican-American border document the violence the victims are subjected to during their journey.
The Effects Of Common Methods Of Soft Tissue Removal On Skeletal Remains: A Comparative Analysis, 2018 University of Montana
The Effects Of Common Methods Of Soft Tissue Removal On Skeletal Remains: A Comparative Analysis, Emily Silverman
Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers
The removal of soft tissue from skeletal remains is a process familiar to a wide array of scientific fields and the methods used to perform it are likewise numerous yet inconsistent. In forensic investigations and crime labs across the country, there lacks a standardization for this process. This lack of standardization pairs with a distinct lack of literature on the potential benefits and risks associated with each method as well as basic information on the proper amount of additives, temperatures, or time estimations. In a forensic context, human remains may be the only evidence available, which makes any damage or ...