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Preserving Context for Museum Collections: Implications, Challenges, Strategies

March 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event needed to be cancelled to to COVID-19 precautions.

Title:  Preserving Context for Museum Collections: Implications, Challenges, Strategies

Date:  Thursday, March 19

Time:  12:00 pm

Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125)

Presenter:  Jeremy York (PhD candidate, Information)

In this talk, Jeremy will discuss the importance of preserving contextual information about museum objects and the challenges he experienced in doing so during his Museum Studies internship in the Research Library and Archives at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Jeremy’s talk will draw on two projects he worked on: assessing the feasibility of using a more robust system to track works that reference items owned by the DIA, and making digitized photographs from historical exhibitions at the DIA available on the Web. Jeremy will describe some of the strategies he used to address challenges surrounding the capture, enhancement, and migration of metadata in these projects, and reflect on his experience within the broader context of museum theory and practice.



March 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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University of Michigan Museum of Art, First Floor, Multi-Purpose Room
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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