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Modeling Roman Villas: How reconstruction choices influence understanding

For UNC Department of Classics professor Hérica Valladares’ Fall 2016 course on Roman Architecture, I decided to focus on how the type of model researchers choose to represent and recreate Roman Villas influence the conclusions they’re capable of or likely to find.  Continue reading “Modeling Roman Villas: How reconstruction choices influence understanding”

Use and Experience of the Sacred Writings Contained Within Pocket Gospels of Early Medieval Ireland

For UNC Art Department professor Dorothy Verkerk’s Fall 2016 course Early Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, Professor Verkerk requested that each student select a pre-1100 manuscript of any region upon which to focus.  Compelled by the portability and intimate style of the Irish pocket gospels, I chose to investigate how readers of the time might have interacted with and understood the Irish pocket gospels.  Continue reading “Use and Experience of the Sacred Writings Contained Within Pocket Gospels of Early Medieval Ireland”

Bibliography of UNC Rare Book Collection’s transcript, S477 .C8 C37

Former UNC Rare Book Collection Librarian Claudia Funke taught our Spring 2016 Rare Books Librarianship course.  As part of the course, Claudia instructed us to create a bibliography for an assigned item from UNC’s Rare Book Collection.  I assessed La reforma agraria es la ley fundamental de la revolucion (call no. S477 .C8 C37).   Continue reading “Bibliography of UNC Rare Book Collection’s transcript, S477 .C8 C37”

Assessment of UNC Rare Book Collection’s “Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century” Exhibition

Former UNC Rare Book Collection Librarian Claudia Funke taught our Spring 2016 Rare Books Librarianship course.  As part of the course, Claudia instructed us to assess the just-opened Rare Book Collection’s exhibition entitled Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century. Continue reading “Assessment of UNC Rare Book Collection’s “Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century” Exhibition”

Social Art History Analysis of Ackland Museum Export Porcelain Plate

UNC Department of Art Professor (and current head of department) Carol Magee required her Fall 2015 Art Historical Methods students to write an analysis of one of the objects in the Ackland Art Museum’s displayed collections using one of the methods covered over during term.  As a trainee in social art history and the study of material cultures since undergraduate, my natural inclination was towards an object rich in contextual information, as well as elegant execution.  This led me to select the Qianlong porcelain plate (accession number 2011.19) pictured above. The photograph is drawn from the Ackland’s online collection and reproduced here under the principle of Fair Use. Continue reading “Social Art History Analysis of Ackland Museum Export Porcelain Plate”

Capstone presentation for studio archive field experience

As part of both the Learning from Artists’ Archives initiative and my SILS coursework, I participated in a field experience in which I established the studio archive for Durham letterpress artist Brian Allen. Continue reading “Capstone presentation for studio archive field experience”

Path of Least Resistance: Mirroring Organizational Patterns in Artists’ Archives

Prior to becoming 2nd year fellows of the Artists’ Archives initiative, our application of knowledge was largely general.  We led workshop sessions for groups of artists and presented at library conferences, but rarely did we provide in depth, tailored consultations with individual artists who had particular needs.  Starting this year, however, my class of fellows has filled that gap by digging into the second internship required by the initiative: consulting with a North Carolina artist to establish their studio archive. Continue reading “Path of Least Resistance: Mirroring Organizational Patterns in Artists’ Archives”

Experimenting with Microsoft Sway

The final project of our half semester course INLS 690-249: Intellectual Property and Copyright in Archives required us to learn how to create presentations in Microsoft Office Sway.

The app provides a vast array of Continue reading “Experimenting with Microsoft Sway”

Artists’ Studio Archives: Managing Personal Collections & Creative Legacies

Are you an artist looking to get your studio and personal materials organized to help you maintain order (both physically & digitally), manage your finances, apply for grants & fellowships, or prepare for legacy matters?  The free, online workbook Artists’ Studio Archives: Managing Personal Collections & Creative Legacies answers those issues and more.  It’s also available for print-on-demand at Lulu.com. Continue reading “Artists’ Studio Archives: Managing Personal Collections & Creative Legacies”

Institutional Internships Commence: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center

I’m ecstatic to share that, as part of the Artists’ Archives initiative, I’m spending the next three months working as an intern in the Archives department at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

O'Keeffe Museum Research Center

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center

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