Lightning Talk: Cross-institutional collaboration on digital initiatives between the museums and archives of the Atlanta University Center

Gayle Schechter, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Abstract

In 2017, Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning. A collaboration between the Library’s Archives Research Center, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the GLAM Center aims to provide faculty training in object-based pedagogy and other visual thinking strategies to encourage student interaction with art and archival materials. A primary component of this initiative is the GLAM Center’s digital portal. GLAM’s Museum Education Curator and Digital Exhibitions Coordinator will discuss important lessons learned from collaborating across institutions, building a faculty outreach program, teaching in-class sessions, and building a digital portal to increase visibility, access, and discoverability of the cultural heritage resources housed across the AUC, the world’s largest consortia of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

 
Apr 30th, 10:16 AM Apr 30th, 10:25 AM

Lightning Talk: Cross-institutional collaboration on digital initiatives between the museums and archives of the Atlanta University Center

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In 2017, Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning. A collaboration between the Library’s Archives Research Center, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the GLAM Center aims to provide faculty training in object-based pedagogy and other visual thinking strategies to encourage student interaction with art and archival materials. A primary component of this initiative is the GLAM Center’s digital portal. GLAM’s Museum Education Curator and Digital Exhibitions Coordinator will discuss important lessons learned from collaborating across institutions, building a faculty outreach program, teaching in-class sessions, and building a digital portal to increase visibility, access, and discoverability of the cultural heritage resources housed across the AUC, the world’s largest consortia of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).