This episode features a conversation with Amanda Douberley, Academic Liaison and Assistant Curator at the William Benton Museum of Art at UConn, about the role of the museum and its comparative mission to that of the archives. Having worked collaboratively to produce exhibitions and programming between the Benton and UConn Archives, Amanda’s perspective on outreach and engagement with students and the public provides an important emphasis on the need to exercise ways of seeing. With an eye towards curation, art museums and archives face the challenges of preserving analog collections in a digital landscape where mediation between observer and object can hinder or reveal.
University of Connecticut Photograph Collection
The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand
Face Off: Confronting Portraiture
Making the Movement Move: Photography, Student Activism and Civil Rights
What’s The Alternative: Art and Outrage of the 1960s Underground Press
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