Contributed by: Tess Amram, IMLS Project Archivist The cataloging and metadata assignation portion of this project was the facet most relevant to my immediate career goals – I’m aiming for a career in cataloging, and I applied for this job in large part because it would expose me to cataloging standards I hadn’t yet had… Read More IMLS Project Update: Lessons Learned (Cataloging and Metadata)
Contributed by: Tess Amram, IMLS Project Archivist So many lessons learned from this project about digitization! I came into it a complete novice to the practice, and over 3500 images later, I think I’ve got a handle on the basics, at least. I’d only ever used a scanner for text-based documents and the occasional photograph,… Read More IMLS Project Update: Lessons Learned (Digitization)
Contributed by: Hoang Tran, Director of Archives I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Annual Conference in Portland, OR this year. The conference provided valuable professional development and networking opportunities that all archivists should take advantage of (if you have the opportunity). Events such as the Teaching With Primary… Read More Annual Archivist Conference: ALIKE/DIFFERENT
Contributed by: Hoang Tran, Director of Archives Please welcome Leo Wong! Leo will be working as the Project Archivist Intern for the recently acquired George Harding Sr. papers. He has a bachelors degree in history from St. Joseph’s University and a graduate degree in public history from La Salle University. Leo has volunteer experience at… Read More Intern Spotlight – Leo Wong!
Contributed by: Hoang Tran, Director of Archives Please welcome Mustafa Adil Öztürk (Adil)! Adil is an MFA student here at PAFA. He has dreams of pursuing a PhD and wanted to gain more experience in the research process. What better way than to research PAFA’s rich history? The archives has a unique collection of student… Read More Intern Spotlight – Mustafa Adil Özturk!
Contributed by: Hoang Tran, Director of Archives The Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is excited to announce the recent acquisition of George Harding Sr. papers. Harding (1882-1959), a former PAFA student and faculty member for nearly 40 years was a prominent American illustrator. The collection includes photographs, correspondence, clippings, sketches, drawings, and diaries documenting his… Read More New Acquisition! George Harding Sr. papers
Contributed by: Liz McDermott, Conservation Technician PAFA recently acquired a large collection of prints by American painter and printmaker Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013). Along with the artwork, the collection included over 300 3-D objects. The objects are quite unique because they were actually the subjects of Lanyon’s prints. Before we can place the objects in long-term… Read More The C Word – Conserving Recent Acquisitions
Contributed by: Hoang Tran, Director of Archives Please welcome Tess Amram! As PAFA’s IMLS Project Archivist, Tess will be in charge of all aspects of digitizing, rehousing, and cataloging the archives’ Annual Exhibition photographs–over 2,000 images! The project is expected to be completed by October 2017. She will be working in the Center for the… Read More Staff Spotlight – IMLS Project Archivist Tess Amram
Contributed by: Hoang Tran, Director of Archives Exciting news! The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services‘ (IMLS) Museums for America program to digitize, catalog, re-house, and provide online access to its historic Annual Exhibition photograph collection. Larger project… Read More The Dorothy & Kenneth Woodcock Archives receives IMLS Grant!
Contributed by: Hoang Tran, Director of Archives For more than two centuries, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has played a pivotal role in defining the future of American art. To ensure that PAFA will continue to be a leading force in collecting and exhibiting American art, educating artists, and engaging the public,… Read More PAFA First!