Did you miss the Contemporary Art Curator Panel Discussion hosted at Simmons on February 15th? If so, check out this excellent summary by Panopticon member Randolph Pfaff.
You can also check out photos from the event on Panopticon’s Flickr account.
On March 17 at 2:30 pm, Panopticon will be touring the Aaron Siskind Library at the Photographic Resource Center. Stefanie Maclin, former Panopticon officer and Simmons alum, will be meeting us there to show us the library and speak about what she does. Here is a little more information about the library from Stefanie:
The Aaron Siskind Library, located at the Photographic Resource Center is a unique and inspiring collection. With books spanning all subsets of photography, including photographers, technique, locations, and type, it is a rare, even in the heavily-arts influenced Boston. It also features a gallery, currently showing Jeff Jacobson’s Melting Pot, and also encourages student work. Associated with Boston University, the library is a great resource for students, casual viewers, and tried scholars, artists, and interesters all! Come see how the PRC hopes to improve their collection, and what wonders are currently on the wall.
The event is limited to ten people due to space so please RSVP here using Eventbrite. Please meet in the Matarazzo Student Lounge at Simmons at 1:45pm if you would like to walk over with a group. Otherwise, please meet at 2:30pm at the Photographic Resource Center.
Make sure to stop by the ArLiSNAP Pub Stop! The location hasn’t been announced yet, but it promises to be a fun opportunity to meet other students and new professional members of a variety of art library associations, so be sure to save the date.
What: Brown bag lunch and movie screening of The Art of the Steal
When: Saturday, February 26 at 12:45 pm
Where: Matarazzo Student Lounge (2nd floor, Palace Road Building)
Bring your lunch or a snack and spend some time with your classmates watching the controversial documentary The Art of the Steal. The film traces the story of the Barnes Foundation and its $25 billion art collection through the fight over the collection’s future location. While the film has been celebrated by many (it was an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival, New York Film Festival and the AFI Film Festival and also received an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), the film has also been criticized by some as providing only a one-sided view of the conflict (as covered by NPR). Come and see what the controversy is about and discuss it with us after the movie!
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum currently has several opportunities that may be of interest to members planning to pursue a career in museums.
First, the museum is currently hiring a part-time collection maintenance technician. Additionally, this year the museum is offering unpaid summer internships in both marketing and development. Additional information on all of these positions is available on the museum’s website.
NEASIS&T and the Student chapter of ASIS&T at GSLIS are offering a program at Simmons’ Boston campus on March 9th which will provide an introduction to Content Management Systems. In the morning, several speakers will provide an introduction to various content management systems along with descriptions of projects using these systems. Then, in the afternoon there will be an optional second portion of the event with a hands-on workshop about using WordPress. The morning sessions are free for Simmons GSLIS students. There are also a few free spots available in the afternoon session for Simmons GSLIS students, so register early if you are interested! More information is available on the NEASIS&T website.
This Friday, February 11th at 2pm EST, ARLIS/NA will be offering a webinar aimed at helping those who are new to art librarianship as they start their job search. The speakers will discuss applications, resumes, cover letters, references and interviewing with a specific focus on art and visual resource librarianship. More information is available on their website. Space is limited, so if you are interested, be sure to register.
The Museum of Fine Arts has posted its Summer 2011 internships on the Museum’s Internship Opportunities webpage. All internships are unpaid and there are several available that may be of interest to GSLIS students. Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis.
The following internship posting is from the Mary Baker Eddy Library:
The Mary Baker Eddy Library Lending and Reference Services department is seeking a volunteer intern to work in our conservation lab. This position will provide basic conservation of circulating library materials, rare volumes and pamphlets. Beyond basic repairs, tasks may include making phase boxes and re-backing volumes. This is a great opportunity for a new GSLIS student interested in archival and/or conservation work to get some more hands-on experience.
The ideal candidate will have experience doing basic repairs in a library setting. Please submit a resume and brief statement of interest to Ann Kardos, Reference Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Organization:
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a not-for-profit library/museum dedicated to providing common ground to explore:
The Library was established in June 2000 by The Christian Science Board of Directors as a nondenominational, not-for-profit educational institution for the purpose of “furthering the universal quest for spirituality and the science of being – and their effect on health and human progress.”
Although the Library is a separate 501(c)(3) organization, the Church committed to funding a portion of the Library’s activities during the first five years of operations and continues to do so. It also donates administrative support from Church departments such as Accounting, Web, Information and Technology, and Site Services. The Library raises the rest of its operating budget from admission and shop revenues as well as donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other contributors.
The Peabody Essex Museum is currently exhibiting an installation by artist Charles Sandison in the museum’s East India Marine Hall. Sandison is best known for his work with digital projections and for this exhibition he has created a work based on the words of 18th century ship captains, as recorded in their logs. By projecting these words on the walls of the Hall, he creates a display that references the history of the museum’s location. The exhibit will be on display until April 24, 2011.