Promiscuous Data: Museum, Archive, and Library Collections and the Digital Age

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In conjunction with the exhibition Illuminating the Medieval and the Modern through Cultural Heritage Imaging: A Brief History of Innovation and Collaboration at RIT, on view in the Grid Gallery of University Gallery, this panel discussion takes its cues from Dr. Will Noel’s comment nearly a decade ago heeded the call for promiscuous sharing of digital assets as a way for people to know that library, archive, and museum collections exist. Panelists will comment on questions of access, discoverability, and the affordances of technologies in this area. Should we seek, or comply with, such virtues of promiscuity?

Panelists include: Dr. Juilee Decker (RIT Museum Studies Program); Dr. Will Noel (Princeton University); Dr. Irina Savinetskaya (Syracuse University); Dr. Anna Siebach-Larsen (University of Rochester); Dr. Sarah Thompson (RIT, College of Art and Design); and Dr. Bridget Whearty (SUNY Binghamton).

Following the panel introductory comments, attendees will be invited to contribute to the discussion. The session will be followed by a reception and visit to the exhibition. All are welcome!

This event is part of "Medieval Matters Week" at RIT in conjunction with the exhibition coordinated by the Museum Studies Program in the College of Liberal Art and the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at RIT. Exhibit sponsors include the International Center of Medieval Art, the Kress Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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When and Where
October 19, 2023
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Room/Location: University Gallery

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