Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Kress and Mellon Support First Academic Art Museum and Library Summit
The University of Miami will host the inaugural Academic Art Museum and Library Summit next January, bringing together fourteen pairs of library and museum directors from prestigious North American academic institutions to address opportunities for deep intra-institutional collaboration. The Summit will focus on the ways that new pedagogical models and technologies are transforming the work of the academy, and the potential for art museums and libraries to engage more fully with faculty, students, and each other.
The two-day Summit, which will take place at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, will bring together leaders from Arizona State University, Duke University, Oberlin College, Princeton University, Skidmore College, University of Georgia, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, University of Oregon, University of Texas (Austin), University of Wisconsin, Vassar College, and Yale University; all of which are recognized for the leadership they provide in the fields of academic museums and libraries.
The Summit, whose participants represent both private and public institutions of varying sizes from across the nation, will open with a keynote address by Dr. Daniel Weiss, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and include sessions led by other distinguished speakers with a profound knowledge of and commitment to excellence in the museum and libraries fields. The agenda will allow the invited teams of directors to engage in interactive, participatory programming designed to facilitate the mining of rich collaborative opportunities. The invitees will propose topics for discussion and develop ideas for a collaborative project on their home campuses in advance of the Summit...