On December 13, 2010, Dr. Ann Peters, Dr. Clark Erickson (Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania), Dr. Anne Tiballi (Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University) and Jeanette Nicewinter (Intern, American Section, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania), came to Bryn Mawr College to look at examples in our Peruvian textile collection, which includes more than 400 pieces. The purpose of the visit was both to assist BMC in cataloging Peruvian textiles and to give these visiting scholars a sense of the scope of the BMC collections. Their expertise in Andean textiles was invaluable as they helped us catalog dozens of textiles
As a result of this meeting, BMC is going to launch a test OMEKA site during the Spring 2011 where outside researchers can access records for many of our Peruvian collections. This project will assist us in identification and cataloging the collections, and we hope our collections will also benefit other institutions searching for comparanda of similar objects.
From left to right: Dr. Ann Peters, Dr. Anne Tibali, Caitlin Fregoe, Marianne Weldon, Emily Croll, and Jeanette Nicewinter.
From left to right; Dr. Clark Erickson, Dr. Ann Peters, Marianne Weldon, and Dr. Anne Tiballi looking at a Peruvian textile in the BMC Collection.
Answers to these questions and more at our Jan. 20th presentation!
Introduction to the Art & Artifact Collections Database
Thursday, January 20th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Seminar Room, Coombe Special Collections Suite, 2nd floor Canaday Library
All are welcome!
Refreshments and door prizes!
Come learn about Bryn Mawr’s outstanding (but hidden) collections of more 50,000 art, archaeological, and anthropological objects! The Collections staff will host an introductory/tutorial session for the Art & Artifact Collections Database on Thursday, January 20th from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Coombe Special Collections Suite, 2nd floor Canaday Library.
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded to 10 attendees. Feel free to stay for five minutes or two hours to explore the many avenues to Bryn Mawr’s rich collections.
Digital Collections Specialist Cheryl Klimaszewski will introduce and explain features of the database designed to facilitate discovery of collections. including advanced search techniques and selected highlights of the collections. Curator and Academic Liaison Emily Croll and Collections Manager Marianne Weldon will also be on hand to answer questions about how collections can be used in courses or in other ways around the campus.
Everyone is welcome at this event – so please join us whether you are interested in the collections for research or teaching purposes or would like to learn more about the College’s rich collections and the database. We look forward to seeing you.