Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Barnard Receives Mellon Grant for Digital Access Initiative
Barnard College has received $800,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a major new academic initiative: Barnard Teaches: Real Place + Digital Access.
Over the next four years, this program will allow Barnard faculty to collaborate with curators, archivists, and collection specialists at New York City cultural and scientific institutions to co-develop courses to be offered through Barnard College to Barnard and Columbia undergraduates.
Coursework will include on-site learning instruction at partner institutions and digital design training at the International Center of Photography (ICP), Barnard’s institutional partner for this initiative. Students will be given special access to the partnering institutions’ resources, such as high-resolution digital photographs and archival objects that are largely unavailable to the public. Students will use their newly acquired digital design skills to illuminate and explore topics through “visual storytelling” and other digital technologies uniquely suited to the space and place in which they learn....