ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Spring 2018 Meeting: April 13 at Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum

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ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Spring 2018 Meeting
Friday, April 13 at The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning
Hosted by Beth Hylen and Martha Walker

ARLIS NA Upstate NY Spring 2018 Registration Form

9:00 – 10:00: Coffee and Greetings and Silent Auction Bidding
The Rockwell Museum, Education Center (2nd floor)

10:00 – 11:00: Business Meeting
The Rockwell Museum, Education Center (2nd floor)

11:00 – 12:00: Tour of Rockwell Museum Collection

12:05 – 1:30: Lunch at the Corning Museum of Glass Café (with time to travel across the river)

1:35 – 2:30: Diversity Initiatives in Our Libraries (Lightning Round Discussion) Moderator: Kari Horowicz, RIT Libraries
In this lightning round discussion learn how staff in our area libraries are reaching out to diverse groups to foster an environment of inclusion.
Rakow Library Seminar Room

2:30 – 2:40: Silent Auction Bidding Ends

2:45 – 3:45: Reception and Tour of the exhibit “Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library
Rakow Library Seminar Room and Atrium

3:45 – 4:00: Silent Auction Payment

4:00 – 5:00: Free time to look at other museum exhibits, library, shop &/or departure

 

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ARLIS/NA Upstate NY & ARLIS/NA New England Fall 2017 Joint Meeting: October 13 at the Clark Art Institute

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9:00 – 10:00: Refreshments and welcome
10:00 – 11:00: ARLIS/NA Chapter business meetings (NE and Upstate NY)
11:00 – 12:30: Choose one of two gallery tours:
Looking at prints in the Print Room, with Jay Clarke, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; or a walk through the Decorative Arts Galleries, with Alexis Goodin, Curatorial Research Associate
12:30 – 2:00: Lunch at the Clark’s Cafe 7 with an option to purchase a brown bag lunch
2:00 – 4:00: View highlights from the Library’s Special Collections. View the permanent collections and stroll the grounds at the Clark
4:00 – 4:30: Refreshments and farewell

 

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Summer 2017 Meeting: June 30 at the Arkell Museum

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ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Summer 2017 Meeting Registration Form

10:00 – 11:00: Coffee & Business meeting
Registration will be taken at business meeting.
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11:00 – 12:00: Tour of Mingling the Water: 200 Years on the Erie Canal, with Susan Friedlander, Acting Director/Chief Curator

Noon: Lunch (Box Lunch from Black Cat Café)
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1:00 – 2:00: Tour of the Beechnut Archives, with Jenna Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement

2:00 – 3:30: Free time to look at other exhibits, library, shop &/or departure

Why Didn’t I Buy That or Other Woes on Collection Building? / Barbara Opar

main_collectionWhile working on another project, I found myself reading an article entitled: Why Did We Buy That? New Customers and Changing Directions in Collection Development. Kay Downey’s article discusses how Kent State began directing its collection policies to better align with the University’s mission of student retention, higher graduation rates, increased international enrollment, and enhanced […]

via Why Didn’t I Buy That or Other Woes on Collection Building? / Barbara Opar — ARLIS/NA Collection Development SIG Blog

– Barbara Opar, Librarian for Architecture, French Language & Literature, and Religion,
Syracuse University

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“Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library” exhibition at Corning Museum of Glass

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Femme de vitrier / Eine Glaserin (detail), Martin Engelbrecht, Augsburg, 1730.

The Rakow Research Library at the Corning Museum of Glass has an exhibition that offers visitors a taste of what they can find if they venture up the Library’s glass staircase to the reading room. The exhibition is on display from April 8, 2017 to February 17, 2019.

From advertisements for glass eyes to patents for preserving the dead in glass; from glasshouse dollars to drawings by world-famous artists such as Thomas Benton, Salvador Dalí, Eric Gill, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O’Keeffe: these rarely seen wonders are some of the curious and surprising objects from The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass. Artists, researchers, authors, and glass enthusiasts of all kinds use the Rakow Library’s holdings to learn more about glass, which often leads to voyages of discovery in unexpected directions. Discover how the rare collections and curiosities in the Rakow Library have inspired others and how they can inspire you.

Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library is curated by Rebecca Hopman, Outreach Librarian, with curatorial advisement provided by Karol Wight.

Find directions, blog posts, videos, and more on the exhibition page.

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“The World Bewitch’d: Visions of Witchcraft from the Cornell Collections” exhibition at Cornell

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Matthew Hopkins. The Discovery of Witches. London, 1647.

“The World Bewitch’d” is an exhibition exploring the origins and spread of the belief in witchcraft across Europe. Featuring rare and unique books and documents—from 15th-century witch hunting manuals to 20th-century movie posters—the exhibition examines themes such as gendered stereotypes, belief in night flying, shapeshifting, demonic pacts, and the witch epidemics that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands. The World Bewitch’d offers a rare glimpse of the treasures of the Cornell Witchcraft Collection, established by Cornell University’s first president, Andrew Dickson White, and now the largest in North America with more than 3,000 items.

“The World Bewitch’d” will be on view in the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery from October 31, 2017 – August 31, 2018. The gallery is located in The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

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