Webinar on Virtual Reality for Object Display


Did you know that you can take any objects around you and create virtual reality content and lessons based on those objects? Join us on a journey through the Grasslands, Pre-Historic Times, and Native American Pottery, with the Museum of Texas Tech University, currently combining 3D scanning with zSpace augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) to display historical objects in a virtual environment. With AR/VR at the museum, students and visitors are able to examine, interact, and explore these historical objects in a much more realistic, lifelike way, sparking curiosity and boosting their engagement, depth of understanding, and retention.
This educational webinar will allow attendees to:
  1. Learn how to create virtual models of material objects
  2. See the impact of AR/VR on museum exhibits, collections, and visitor experiences with a tour of AR/VR at the Museum of Texas Tech University
  3. Identify unique ways to incorporate AR/VR into social studies classes

Sign up here: https://info.zspace.com/historical-objects-in-a-virtual-world-integrating-ar-vr-into-social-studies

DATE: Tuesday March 19, 2019                     

TIME: 2:00 PM (PST) / 5:00 PM (EST)

CAA Conversations Podcast: Open Educational Resources (OER)

The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Rosie Liljenquist and Anne Diekema discuss Open Educational Resources (OER).

Rose Liljenquist is an Open Educational Resources librarian at Gerald Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University. Anne Diekema is also a librarian at Gerald Sherratt Library and an assistant professor at Southern Utah Univeristy.

Museum Creates Program for Families Suffering from the Opioid Crisis

The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH has created a program for those affected by the opioid crisis. New Hampshire is ranked number three in the nation for drug overdoses.

Lynn Thomson, an assistant director of education and community engagement, explains that the program began with a simple question: What is Manchester dealing with now, and what does the community need?Collaborating with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, the Currier’s “Art of Hope” came to be. (Hyperallergic)

Image above: The Art of Hope program discussing Claude-Joseph Vernet’s “The Storm” (1759).

Another University Sells An Art Masterpiece

“If we’re going to start selling … individual items, we are effectively erasing that archive,” he said. “We are effectively undoing the work of faculty and administrators who have been collecting these,” argued SUNY Fredonia English Faculty member Birger Vanwesenbeeck following the single lot sale of  the painting, Georgian Woman Wearing a Lechaki, by the Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

Faculty and students at Fredonia, who regularly use the Stefan Zweig Collection in courses, felt as though the sale was wrong, despite the proceeds going to support the Reed Library, the building in which the collection is housed. (Inside Higher Ed)

Image above:  Georgian Woman Wearing a Lechaki, Nike Pirosmani

Faculty Workshop Agendas from the Allen Memorial Art Museum

During a recent Coffee Gathering: Curriculum Development Workshops with Liliana Milkova, Liliana Milkova discussed successful Curriculum Development Workshops she has hosted at Oberlin’s Allen Memorial Art Museum.

If you are organizing faculty workshops for professors or staff at your academic museum or gallery to integrate collections or exhibitions into their syllabi, you may find Liliana Milkova’s sample agendas a helpful resource.

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“Transfer: Learning In and Through the Academic Museum,” co-authored by Liliana Milkova and Steven S. Volk

During a recent RAAMP Coffee Gathering with Liliana Milkova, Milkova spoke about the Allen Memorial Art’s pre and post museum visit surveys.  Milkova and Steven S. Volk, Oberlin’s director of the Center for Teaching, Innovation, and Excellence, co-analyze survey results in “Transfer: Learning In and Through the Academic Museum,” a chapter published in Advancing Engagement: A Handbook for Academic Museums, Volume III (2015).

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For Education Initiative, Studio Museum in Harlem Places Reproductions of Works in Its Collection in Neighborhood Schools and Libraries

The Studio Museum in Harlem has launched a new initiative titled “Find Art Here,” which will see reproductions of works from its collection go on display at public schools, libraries, and service centers across Harlem. The museum began installing these reproductions at the end of September at the initiative’s participating organizations, who collaborated with the museum to choose the works. They will host work by artists that the museum has supported throughout its history, including Derrick Adams, Benny Andrews, Jordan Casteel, Elizabeth Catlett, LeRoy Clarke, Glenn Ligon, Mickalene Thomas, and Stephanie Weaver. (ARTnews)

CAA Conversations Podcast: Amy K. Hamlin and Karen J. Leader on “Art History That”

The CAA Conversations podcast is back with new episodes. This week, Amy K. Hamlin, associate professor of Art History at St. Catherine University, and Karen J. Leader, associate professor of Art History at Florida Atlantic University, discuss Art History That. Launched in 2014, Art History That curates, crowdsources, and collaborates on the future of art history.

Amy K. Hamlin is Associate Professor of Art History at St. Catherine University. Karen J. Leader is Associate Professor of Art History at Florida Atlantic University. They are the co-founders of Art History That, and are co-authoring the book Art History That: Initiatives for the Future of a Discipline.

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