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Methods of Research in Museum Collection

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Porter D Building, Room 248

Working with museum collections is one of the most exciting aspects of the field of art history, however, it can also be a daunting task. Many museums have gaps in their records such as missing titles, dates, regions, etc.  This workshop will give an overview of the challenges of working with museum collections and offer students suggestions for engaging artworks in a museum context including methods of analyzing and researching artworks, and strategizes for producing original research. The workshop will introduce both theoretical methods and practical approaches that will be helpful for academic settings and/or careers in curatorial/museum fields.

Thursday, October 27st

4:00-5:00 PM
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Marion Cadora is a visiting lecturer in the department of History of Art + Visual Culture at UCSC. Concurrently she holds a position as the  Assistant Curator of the John Young Museum of Art and lecturer of art history and museum studies at University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. Previously, Marion worked as a researcher and educator at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea.