During the past two weeks students taking Intro to Classical Archaeology with Prof. Donohue have been learning how to examine objects from the archaeology collection as part of a class assignment.

Archaeological Textile Studies Course at Bryn Mawr College

Join us for the CIPS Archaeological Textile Course this summer at Bryn Mawr College The course centers on the tools and techniques employed in the analysis of archaeological textile materials of ancient Peru and introduce students to the archaeology of the Andes.

Students will learn to identify, analyze and document the features of ancient textiles (fiber, spin and ply structure, weave structure, iconography, and various other techniques) by examining archaeological textiles from various sites in Peru from the impressive Bryn Mawr collections, and by learning how to spin and weave the Andean way. The course includes lectures on the art and archaeology of pre-Columbian Andean cultures, guest lectures by archaeologists and fiber artists, and field trips to local museums.
This course is suited to art and archaeology students, museum professionals and textile enthusiasts of any age.
Date: June 3rd-8th (one week)
Course Fees: $1200 for residential students, $750 for day students
Cost includes lodging on Bryn Mawr’s campus (double occupancy) for residential students, all meals (group meals and lunch for day students), workbook and course supplies, and transportation and museum admission for all excursions. Cost does not include transportation to and from Bryn Mawr, meals taken away from the group, personal expenses, alcoholic beverages, or insurance.

For more information, contact Dr. Anne Tiballi at cipstextiles@gmail.com

Double Take: Selected Views from the Photography Collection at Bryn Mawr College, 1860s-Present opens to rave reviews by attendees.

Bryn Mawr College Library was recently awarded a Track IV, Collections Management Policy Grant of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifact’s Philadelphia Stewardship Program. This grant will assist Special Collections in updating and further developing its Collections Development, Care & Maintenance, and Handling & Use Policies within the department. Among the benefits of this grant is that it will bring these policies in line with the most current standards and best practices. In turn, this will ensure longevity of the collections and will make them even more accessible for use by the college community.

Art & Artifact Collections Database: Learn All About It

Answers to these questions and more at our Jan. 20th presentation!

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.