The National Gallery of Art Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, In the Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art, which showcases the life and work of Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr., an accomplished art appraiser, broker, collector, and dealer, as well as the founder and director of his eponymous art gallery in Washington, D.C. Tibbs is best known for his donation to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now an important part of the National Gallery’s holdings by African American artists.
The exhibition was organized by Mid-Atlantic members Vada Komistra and Anna Tomlinson. Anna will be presenting her work with the collection at the annual conference in Salt Lake City as part of the session, Better to Receive? : Approaches to Building, Managing, and Promoting Artist Files Collections.
In conjunction with the show, the library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, February 23. You can sign up for the edit-a-thon here. The exhibition runs until April 12 and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Beginning late summer 2017, the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Museum of Art will participate in the NDSR Art program as host institutions for residencies focused on digital stewardship of art information. Their NDSR Art projects address the conservation and preservation of time-based media, long-term access to digital publications and artworks, and strategies for sustaining born-digital assets.
NDSR Art residents will share their discoveries with the greater ARLIS/NA community and local chapters. You can read about the residents and their projects on the program website.
Please be sure to introduce yourselves to your local residents, Coral Salomón and Elise Tanner, at events and stay tuned for NDSR Art learning opportunities throughout the year!
The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Art is an iteration of the NDSR program that began in 2013, with a pilot project developed by the Library of Congress in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The NDSR program was developed to bridge the gap between existing, well developed classroom education and the need for more direct professional experience in the field. The program serves several different populations: students interested in the field of digital stewardship, partnering institutions, and the broader cultural heritage community. The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement.
NDSR Art adapts and expands the NDSR model by addressing issues of digital preservation and stewardship in relation to the arts, with a particular focus on new media and copyright. The program will support two nationally dispersed cohorts – each consisting of four recent postgraduates placed in host institutions for twelve-month residencies.
NDSR Art is funded by a grant from the IMLS, and administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in partnership with the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).