Care And Preservation Of Cultural Heritage: Bridging The Fields Of Conservation And Collections Management, 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder
Care And Preservation Of Cultural Heritage: Bridging The Fields Of Conservation And Collections Management, Veronica Rose Rascona
Museum and Field Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations
This thesis outlines the history of the professionalization of the care of cultural heritage (i.e. art, anthropological, archaeological and ethnographic objects) by focusing on the fields of conservation and collections management. It examines differences and overlaps between the scopes and training for these two professions, the effects of changing art practices on traditional notions and methods of preservation, and avenues for connecting collections managers with conservators and conservation resources. Interviews conducted with working professionals in these fields uncover perspectives on collections care, training and resource needs for collections managers working in institutions without conservation staff, perspectives of conservation professionals ...
January 2018; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College
January 2018; 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.
Ua1c6/8 Exhibit Photos, 2018 Western Kentucky University
Ua1c6/8 Exhibit Photos, Wku Archives
WKU Archives Collection Inventories
Images of exhibits at Western Kentucky University.
Snapshots Of Confinement: Memory And Materiality Of Japanese Americans' World War Ii-Era Photo Albums, 2018 University of Denver
Snapshots Of Confinement: Memory And Materiality Of Japanese Americans' World War Ii-Era Photo Albums, Whitney J. Peterson
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The US government's incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II denied over 120,000 people basic rights and civil liberties. Limits on owning cameras inflicted unique hardship as people were unable to photographically document their lives as they had before the war. My research focuses on photographs that people managed to take and acquire in the camps, investigating the role of snapshot photography in remembering and understanding World War II experiences of incarceration. The photo albums I researched are housed in museum collections at two former sites of confinement: Manzanar National Historic Site in the Eastern Sierra of ...
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.
Looking Through The Trees: An Anthropologist, A Museum, And The Sasquatch, 2018 University of Denver
Looking Through The Trees: An Anthropologist, A Museum, And The Sasquatch, Carissa Kepner
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The Sasquatch is incredibly popular in American society. This project explores the impact of the Sasquatch phenomenon on those that live in and visit Bailey, Colorado. It focuses on how the Sasquatch Outpost museum contributes to this impact, especially through outdoor activities, visiting the museum, visiting the Outpost general store, and the sharing of sighting stories. This work takes an in-depth look at the concept of the amateur museum, or micromuseum, and how it can contribute to the larger museum world, particularly through the ideas of Outsider Art and serious leisure. By evaluating the processes, exhibits, and procedures of the ...
Critical Peace Pedagogies At The American Center For Civil And Human Rights And The Canadian Museum For Human Rights: A Comparative Case Study, Ion Vlad
The struggle for racial equity in the United States and Canada is ongoing. Troubled historical legacies in both countries have present-day implications. African Americans and Indigenous Canadians are still two of the most marginalized populations from the standpoint of socioeconomics and political representation (Giroux, 2013; Vickers, 2012). In order to redress these problems, human rights and peace education have to pose structural questions and expose systemic unbalances. In the recent past, neoliberalism has had a major influence on the organization and content of American and Canadian formal education, obscuring some of these structural questions (Ravitch, 2013). In this context, human ...
A Preliminary Study Of Smithport Plain Bottle Morphology In The Southern Caddo Area, 2018 Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University
A Preliminary Study Of Smithport Plain Bottle Morphology In The Southern Caddo Area, Robert Z. Selden Jr.
This study expands upon a previous analysis of the Clarence H. Webb collection, which resulted in the identification of two discrete shapes used in the manufacture of the base and body of Smithport Plain bottles. The sample includes the Smithport Plain bottles from the Webb collection, and four new bottles: two previously repatriated specimens in the Pohler Collection, and two from the Mitchell site (41BW4) to test whether those specimens align morphologically with the Belcher Mound or Smithport Landing specimens. Results indicate significant allometry and a significant difference in Smithport Plain body and base shapes for bottles produced at the ...
Exhibition Review Of “Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now" (Santa Barbara Museum Of Art/ Phoenix Museum Of Art, 2017/18), Amy Buono
No abstract provided.
Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, 2017 Seton Hall University
Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, Kimberly Kruse
Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)
Over the past few decades, advancements in technology have changed society entirely. Every bit of information about world news, popular culture, and art is just a tap of a touchscreen away. So many aspects of the contemporary world have become digitized so that it was only a matter of time before museums would have to face the issue of born-digital media in their collections. From videos to web-based art, museums have to tackle how to save this new form of cultural heritage. Museums have to do so now before it gets lost forever. The challenge of born-digital objects lies in ...
Cataloging Wonder: The Art And Science Of The Collection, 2017 California College of the Arts
Cataloging Wonder: The Art And Science Of The Collection, Christine Metzger
The STEAM Journal
The Exploring Science in the Studio National Science Foundation grant funded three initiatives at California College of the Arts, a private four-year art and design college in the San Francisco Bay Area. The grant sponsored annual Science-in-the-Studio which embedded scientists into the art and design studio curriculum, the creation of Mobile Units for Scientific Exploration (MUSE) and a new collection of science materials, equipment, and natural specimens, and a national symposium on integrating science into the art and design studio curriculum. Approximately 30 SitS classes have been offered since 2010, and the Exploring Science in the Studio symposium was convened ...
Applying Agile Project Management To Art Museums: A Proposal For Implementing A Generalist Scrum Master, 2017 The University of San Francisco
Applying Agile Project Management To Art Museums: A Proposal For Implementing A Generalist Scrum Master, Vincent Sulit
Master's Projects and Capstones
This capstone project examines organizational change, along with its challenges, through case studies in museums and businesses in the private sector, subsequently providing a possible solution for museums to adapt to the current global market economy through the use of Agile Project Management (Agile). I cite recent case studies of art museums implementing Agile for digital product development. This project proposal aims to introduce Agile outside of digital departments, including Exhibitions and Education, with the goal of developing better visitor-centered offerings from museums. This may be achieved through the proposal of a job description for a new museum position of ...
Curating Contemporary Japanese Art: Exhibition Catalogue Production For Hidden Landscapes: Yasuaki Onishi And Invisible Space, 2017 The University of San Francisco
Curating Contemporary Japanese Art: Exhibition Catalogue Production For Hidden Landscapes: Yasuaki Onishi And Invisible Space, Emily Lawhead
Master's Projects and Capstones
In the last decade, there has been a telling increase of attention given to contemporary Asian artists exhibited in the United States and Europe. Since 2008, artists from China, Japan, South Korea, and Central Asia have been featured in exhibitions from the Venice Biennale to the Whitney Biennale, and are becoming ever more present on the Western art stage. Meanwhile, curatorial practice, once focused on the care of objects, is shifting to encompass a wider range of creative activity. Curators are taking time to engage with living artists in a collaborative setting, rather than as impartial facilitators. This capstone seeks ...
The Spider: Anaylsis Of An Automaton, 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
The Spider: Anaylsis Of An Automaton, Susannah N. Munson
Proceedings from the Document Academy
[Editors' note: This paper is the 2017 winner of the Student Paper Award in Document(ation) Studies, http://documentacademy.org/award. Susannah Munson wrote the paper as a Kent State University, School of Information, Museum Studies student.]
The physical objects that surround us document vast amounts of information about themselves, their histories, and their roles in broader social and cultural contexts. To reveal this sometimes hidden information, we examine these objects through analytical frameworks that go beyond descriptive accounts to explore how an object existed and was culturally understood throughout its history. Document phenomenology (Gorichanaz and Latham, 2016), conceived in ...
Levi Levering's Headdress: Blurring Borders And Bridging Cultures, 2017 University of Pennsylvania
Levi Levering's Headdress: Blurring Borders And Bridging Cultures, Margaret Bruchac
Department of Anthropology Papers
The feather headdress labeled 38-2-1 in the Penn Museum Collection is richly colored and composed of many types of materials. It consists of a felt cap with a leather forehead band covered with a panel of vivid loomed beadwork (in orange, blue, yellow, and white tipi shapes) and two beaded rosettes (blue, yellow, white, and red) on either end of the band. Hanging from each side are ear pendants made of buckskin with metal beads attached, and dyed downy feathers and long ribbons trail from the headdress. Extending from the top of the band are felt cylinders (faded perhaps due ...
Ethical Issues In Digitization Of Cultural Heritage, 2017 Vilnius University
Ethical Issues In Digitization Of Cultural Heritage, Zinaida Manžuch
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies
The growing number of case studies on the ethical issues faced in cultural heritage digitization calls for a discussion of this generally neglected dimension of digitization. The importance of the ethical dimension is also supported by implicit and explicit assumptions that well-established approaches to ethics in archives, libraries, and museums do not work with digitization. The aim of this paper is to determine what ethical issues arise in cultural heritage digitization and how they affect methods of decision-making and organizing digitization. The paper identifies and discusses several areas of concern that have caused ethical issues in digitization. They include contextual ...
Remembering Kate Gleason: Introducing A Twentieth-Century Businesswoman To Twenty-First Century Students, 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology
Remembering Kate Gleason: Introducing A Twentieth-Century Businesswoman To Twenty-First Century Students, Michael J. Brown, Rebecca Edwards, Tina O. Lent
The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal
In the fall of 2015, the faculty of the Museum Studies Program at RIT mounted an exhibition titled "Kate Gleason, Visionary: A Tribute on Her 150th Birthday." While Kate Gleason’s name is familiar on the RIT campus because the College of Engineering is named for her, this association obscures recognition of her many and varied accomplishments. The challenge we undertook was to contextualize her work in engineering within her other entrepreneurial endeavors in manufacturing, banking, and building, focusing on the innovation and vision that united them. In addition, we wanted Gleason’s career and accomplishments to be compelling and ...
Object Matters: Considering Materiality, Meaning, And Memory, 2017 University of Pennsylvania
Object Matters: Considering Materiality, Meaning, And Memory, Margaret Bruchac
Department of Anthropology Papers
How do indigenous objects in museum collections "speak" to those who create, collect, curate, display, and observe them? The material traces in these objects obviously evoke connections to particular aesthetic values, beliefs, and practices, but do they also retain memories of the artisans who created them? Can these objects communicate across cultural and temporal boundaries? Do they have agency, outside of the people who handle them? How might the Native American objects in the Penn Museum, in particular, represent a "bundle of relations" that entangle collectors, collections, and communities?1 Students in my Fall 2017 "Anthropology of Museums" course at ...
Preschoolers And Pandas Making Friends: A Journey About Healing From Brain Injury, 2017 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College
Preschoolers And Pandas Making Friends: A Journey About Healing From Brain Injury, Barbara Anne Doucette
Museum Studies Projects
Preschoolers that have obtained Non-Accidental Injury (NAI) from familial child abuse are in need of having a unique place for neurorehabilitation in correlation with traditional therapies. My thesis project suggests adding an exhibit annex to an existing giant panda exhibit that will give preschoolers an opportunity to help develop new neuropathways when exposed to mediation and creative activities. Meditation and creative activities are being examined by neuroscientists as an aid in neuroplasticity after brain injury. This thesis reviews the neurotypical preschooler’s milestones and the playful means by which they are achieved. Conjoining the contemporary museums’ and zoological gardens’ outreach ...
Precolumbian Textile Conference Vii / Jornadas De Textiles Precolombinos Vii, 2017 University of Copenhagen
Precolumbian Textile Conference Vii / Jornadas De Textiles Precolombinos Vii, Lena Bjerregaard, Ann H. Peters
Introduction — Lena Bjerregaard and Ann Peters
1. Mesoamerican Archaeological Textiles: An Overview of Materials, Techniques, and Contexts — Laura Filloy Nadal
2. Urdimbres enlazadas de Mesoamérica. Textil de la Cueva del Gallo, Morelos, México — Patricia Ochoa Castillo & Rosa Lorena Román Torres •
3. Los textiles procedentes del actual estado de Guerrero, México: una revisión a su estudio desde la perspectiva arqueológica y etnohistórica — Elizabeth Jiménez García
4. Classic Textiles from Cueva del Lazo (Chiapas, Mexico). Archaeological context and conservation issues — Davide Domenici & Gloria Martha Sánchez Valenzuela
5. Textiles y otros materiales arqueológicos del valle de Tehuacán, México, en los Museos reales de Arte e Historia (MRAH), Bruselas — Julia Montoya
6. The World on a Whorl: Considerations on Aztec Spindle Whorl Iconography — Jesper Nielsen
7. Mexica Textiles: Archaeological Remains from the Sacred Precincts of Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco — Leonardo López Luján & Salvador Guilliem Arroyo
8. Andean Textile Traditions: Material Knowledge and Culture, Part 1 — Elena Phipps
9. Introduction into the history of the textile collection at the Ethnological Museum Berlin — Beatrix Hoffmann
10. Archaeological Textiles of Sechín Bajo – a formative Site of the North Coast of Peru: Preliminarily Results — Katalin Nagy
11. Headdress forms in the Paracas Necrópolis Mortuary Tradition — Ann H. Peters
12. Nasca Textiles of south Peru, Los Molinos, Sector B. Analysis and Insights — Dr. Daniela Biermann
13. Pre-Columbian Textile Structures at Castillo de Huarmey, Peru — Aleksandra Laszczka, Jeffrey C. Splitstoser, & Miłosz Giersz
14. The curious case of Sir Henry Wellcome’s wooden statuette clad in tie-dyed Wari cloth — Penelope Dransart
15. Tocados del Horizonte Medio al Intermedio Tardío en la costa central: Una visión desde el valle de Asia, Perú (Siglos VII-XII d.C.) — Rommel Angeles Falcón
16. Hallazgo de una Ofrenda Textil con material Horizonte Tardío e Inca Local en el valle medio de Pisco — Luis Peña Callirgos
17. Trajes de poder. Los conjuntos Chimú con borlas — Victòria Solanilla
18. Structure, Design, and Gender in Inka Textiles — Blenda Femenías
19. Lambayeque Textile Iconography and its Continuity in Chimu and Inca Cultures, and its link to modern Ecuadorian Pujilí Corpus Christi Celebrations — Yvonne Fleitman & Alisa Baginski
20. La imagen divina y el simbolismo religioso en textiles del Antiguo Perú — Uwe Carlson
Conservation, reconstruction, analyses
21. Provenance investigations of raw materials in pre-Columbian textiles from Pachacamac; strontium isotope analyses — Karin Margarita Frei & Lena Bjerregaard
22. Analysis of Paracas fibre material from the Gothenburg Collection — Anna Javér
23. La conservación de dos fardos funerarios provenientes de contextos arqueológicos: El caso de la cueva del Lazo, Ocozocoautla, Chiapas y la cueva de la Candelaria, Torreón, Coahuila, México — Gloria Martha Sánchez Valenzuela
24. The Arizona Openwork (Tonto) Shirt Project — Carol James