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

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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

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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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“Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text” exhibition at Cornell

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“Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used to replicate and transmit them. The exhibition features rare artifacts that illuminate 500 years of inventions that record and distribute information—from movable cast metal type to Edison’s model wax cylinder-playing gramophone.

“Mixed Media” will be on view in the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery through March 8, 2019. The gallery is located in The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

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2016 ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Silent Auction

We are now accepting donations for the 2016 ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Silent Auction!

When: The Silent Auction will take place during the ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall Meeting on Friday, November 11 at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

What: Whatever you want to donate, i.e. a handcrafted item, jewelry, artwork, a bottle of wine, a beautiful book, specialty teas or candles, local products. Whatever brings you joy to give or receive.

What will the monies raised be used for: To support student travel awards and/or professional development scholarships.

How: Fill out the Auction Form; scan it and send it to Marcie Farwell at msf252@cornell.edu. You may deliver your contribution(s) in person when you attend the fall meeting. You are also welcome to send your contribution ahead of time to one of the organizers (please contact via e-mail in advance) who will make certain that your item is delivered to the site and displayed in the most advantageous manner possible.

Keep in mind:  Some costs related to auction donations are tax deductible! (so save your receipts).

Questions? email: Marcie Farwell msf252@cornell.edu

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2016 Meeting: November 11 in Ithaca

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ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2016 Meeting
Friday, November 11 at Cornell University, Ithaca

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2016 Meeting Registration Form

9:00-10:00am   Coffee and Registration. Silent Auction.
Rare and Manuscript Collection – Conference Room

Feel free to wander through the Punk Exhibit, “Anarchy in the Archive”

10:00-11:30am Tour of the “Anarchy in the Archive” exhibit and
Art and Architecture Highlights from the RMC

Rare and Manuscript Collection – Exhibit Hall and Lecture Room

11:30-11:45am Auction Wrap-up
Rare and Manuscript Collection – Conference Room

Since we won’t be coming back to the RMC the Auction will have to be condensed this year. It will end at 11:45, so take your item and the sheet with it.
All payments including dues and registration will be taken at lunch.

11:45-12:45pm Catered Lunch
Olin Library Room 702 & 703

12:45-1:30pm  Business Meeting
Olin 703

2:00-3:00pm  Tour of Johnson Museum’s Current Exhibitions

3:15-4:45pm Letterpress Printing
Risley Hall

For this activity please come prepared with a line from your favorite book or a quote (short). We will learn the basics of letterpress printing and then we will be printing those quotes on coasters. Everyone will receive a mixture from the rest of the class. We’ll also have another press prepped for those that finish early and want to make more.

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