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Presentation for the 2016 TAM/TPT/STA Joint Conference in Nashville

Keeping it Tuned: Sewanee's Art Collection as Three-Part Harmony

Our session involves one archivist and two librarians at the University of the South and their cooperative efforts to engage and inspire various constituencies while preserving university history and works of portraiture. Portraiture is one of the oldest and most popular forms of artistic expression and those in the Permanent Art Collection highlight the contributions of individuals prominent in the history of the University and the state. In the classroom, artwork educates, enriches, and inspires students and faculty. In public spaces, the prominence of portraiture promotes interpretation of heritage and culture. Experimentation with integrated instruction and technological innovations such as PreziArtSTOR, audio tours, and Google Sketchup will be demonstrated. The goals of our efforts are to encourage creativity, visual fluency, lifelong learning and to champion the enduring value of the artwork. This session addresses each of the concepts in the title and includes descriptions of successful cooperative relationships, programming that benefits from those relationships as well as numerous ways in which to connect to several different kinds of audiences. It also highlights new approaches and techniques to interpret the history of the university and its place in the history of the state.


Keeping it Tuned: Sewanee's Art Collection as Three-Part Harmony 

2016 TAM | TPT | STA
The Inn at Opryland | Nashville, Tennessee | March 16-18, 2016

Friday | Session 7: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Donelson B

DebbieLee Landi:  Mary O'Neill: Heidi Syler:


Jessie Ball duPont Library, University of the South
178 Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383