Students turned in close to 100 condition reports on sculpture located throughout Indianapolis. The reports feature photographs and essential data on the artists, materials, locations, and current conditions for these works. Students also began to organize for working with the campus sculpture collection. Working in groups dedicated to thinking about collections, education, technology, and...
A Visit with Nancy Proctor
Nancy Proctor, Head of New Media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, visited the IMA and IUPUI this week. She lead a morning roundtable with local museum professionals, faculty and students; presented her work in Daniel Incandela’s Museums and Technology course; and then spent the evening with our students. The focus of Nancy’s presentation in our class was Save Outdoor Sculpture!...
Art in the Public Sphere symposium →
Two-day symposium at Indiana State University and the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute. October 1 & 2. FREE.
Abstraction and the Public Sphere symposium →
Two day symposium at Notre Dame’s Snite Museum in South Bend. September 25 & 26. FREE.
Nancy Proctor Roundtable →
Nancy Proctor, Head of New Media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will lead a roundtable for students and local museum professionals. September 22. FREE. For more information, check the link!
Education is a key component of a collection’s care and promotion,...– Laura S. Griffith, “Forming an Urban Public Art Collection: A Case Study of the Fairmount Park Art Association,” Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 2008).
In two weeks, students will complete the process of condition reporting works in the campus sculpture collection. Students are also collecting information about the current condition of sculptures off-campus throughout Indianapolis. We’re using Google Docs to keep track of which students are collecting information about which sculptures, so that we can avoid duplication of effort and extend our...
It’s not on the wall but something that lives down here with us. It has...– Michael Brenson on sculpture in an interview with Phong Bui and David Levi Strauss, published in The Brooklyn Rail (March 2006)
Groups and Sculptures
In what ways do the assorted sculptures located on IUPUI’s campus function as a formal collection? What works are included? How do we begin to understand why they are here and what they mean to the different publics who see them? What is the best way to keep track of the sculptures and their condition? Students began this conceptual work in class this week. One graduate student spent the weekend...
The process of documenting helps bring the entire collection into focus.– Susan Nichols and Christine Hennessey, “Telling the Tales: Revealing the Resources” in Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 2008)
What’s going on with Public Art Web? This fall, the blog will document the efforts of IUPUI Museum Studies students participating in Collections Care and Management as we inventory, catalog, and prepare condition reports for the campus public sculpture collection. The class met for the first time last night and is now getting organized for the work ahead. We began by learning how to look...
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