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Tuesday, February 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Collections and Object-based Learning in the Art and Design Curriculum

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Increasingly, art and design libraries are broadening the scope of their collections to include objects - material products, color samples, fashion construction samples, natural history specimens - to support their curricula. This session will present both the research and practice of object-based collections.

Lareese Hall’s "The Exotic Familiar: The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab and the Web of Making and Knowledge" focuses on the history, development, management, and use of a natural history collection in the art and design school setting. Rebecca Price will examine the importance of tactile literacy and how it informs design practice in her paper "Tactile Literacy: Vital Skills in a Digital Age." Jen Wong, in her presentation "De-Objectifying Collections" will discuss the limits of tactile information in object-based collections (OBC) and the value of faculty partnership and course integration in giving objects a relevant educational context. Christopher Jones will discuss building a materials collection in "Creativity & Materials Collections: Supporting Arts Based Research through Haptic Learning." Annemarie Haar explores collaborative collection-building with faculty in "Object-based Collections Supporting Art + Design Pedagogy."

This panel was organized by the Materials SIG.

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Johanna Kasubowski

Materials and Media Collections Librarian, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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Annemarie Haar

AVP, Libraries & Creative Instructional Technologies, California College of the Arts
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Lareese Hall

Dean of Libraries, Rhode Island School of Design
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Christopher Jones

Academic Librarian, University for the Creative Arts
Hi. My role is to work with creative arts students across a wide range of practices from Film making to Music, Fine art to Embroidery! I see myself as a facilitator between the students studio work, research and written work and the resources of the library. I feel that an understanding... Read More →

Rebecca Price

Architecture, Urban Planning & Visual Resources Librarian, University of Michigan

Jen Wong

Director, Materials Lab, The University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton: Nassau 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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