This digital exhibition is the result of a collaboration led by Ina Asim (Associate Professor of History), the University of Oregon Libraries, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, with individual contributions by members of both institutions (see below).
Although this is a collaborative project, the intellectual content is primarily Ina Asim’s, and it does not necessarily represent the views of the University of Oregon, the University of Oregon Libraries, or the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
The project was supported in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the grant-funded initiative “Leveraging GLAM Assets in Research, Teaching, and Learning: Mellon Faculty Fellowships to Advance Library-Museum Collaboration.” Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip K. Knight Chair, University of Oregon Libraries, and Jill Hartz, Executive Director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, are co-PIs for the grant. The initiative’s purpose is to foster collaboration between UO Libraries and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through a program of small grants for faculty research projects that draw on the collections and/or expertise of both institutions. Jenny Kreiger, Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in Library-Museum Collaboration, manages this initiative.
This project is dedicated to the memory of Hope Hughes Pressman (1920-2018), lifelong supporter of UO and especially of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Hope—who never forgot a name or face and looked ahead with courage and confidence—will always be remembered by her friends at the museum.
The following individuals made major contributions to this project:
Ina Asim, Associate Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences
Ina initiated the digital exhibition project; conducted original research; wrote original text; curated digital assets; contributed to exhibition design; and participated in building the website.
Annie Bunch, Assistant Collections Photographer, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Annie photographed JSMA objects for this exhibition.
Ian Coleman, Artist
Ian contributed illustrations of weaving and embroidery techniques.
Tom Fischer, Graduate Employee and MA student in Asian Studies
Tom transcribed Gertrude Bass Warner's letters, produced the digital flipbooks, provided English-Chinese translation support, uploaded and edited items in Omeka S, and built the StoryMaps.
Franny Gaede, Head of Digital Scholarship Services, UO Libraries
Franny took responsibility for project oversight, particularly the coordination of Digital Scholarship Services staff time; supported project marketing and promotions; and consulted on many aspects of project design, implementation, and documentation.
Mandi Garcia, Library Design and Exhibits Coordinator, UO Libraries
Mandi oversaw marketing and promotion for the digital exhibition.
Corey Gillen, Analyst Programmer, UO Libraries
Corey contributed consultation and development for Omeka S, coordinated server access, and provided all kinds of troubleshooting for the project team.
Ray Henry, Supervisor, Library Applications Programming, UO Libraries
Ray coordinated technical support and development, consulted on accessibility and design issues, and provided project management support.
Anne Rose Kitagawa, Chief Curator of Collections & Asian Art and Director of Academic Programs, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Anne Rose provided research consultation, edited metadata and exhibit page text, and advised on design issues.
Jenny Kreiger, Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in Library-Museum Collaboration, UO Libraries and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Jenny served as project manager, contributed to exhibition design, uploaded and edited items in Omeka S, and participated in building the site. Jenny also built a Chinese version of the site for Ina Asim's future use.
Linda Long, Manuscripts Librarian, UO Libraries
Linda provided research consultation.
Liam Maher, Graduate Employee and MA student in Art History
Liam transcribed Gertrude Bass Warner's letters, made the letter transcripts screen-readable, and edited metadata.
Azle Malinao-Alvarez, Information Technology Consultant, UO Libraries
Azle advised on design and accessibility issues and contributed to Omeka S theme development.
Sarah Seymore, Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, UO Libraries
Sarah developed metadata guidelines for Omeka S; provided consultation on metadata creation and cultural heritage repository cross-walks for digital assets; and added digital assets to Omeka S.
Julia Simic, Assistant Head of Digital Scholarship Services, Digital Production and Preservation, UO Libraries
Julia oversaw digital production.
Jonathan Smith, Collections Database Coordinator, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Jonathan photographed JSMA objects for this exhibition.
Randy Sullivan, Digital Production Manager, UO Libraries
Randy led digitization of assets from Special Collections and University Archives for the exhibition.
Kate Thornhill, Digital Scholarship Librarian, UO Libraries
Kate provided support for project management; consulted on many aspects of project design, implementation, and documentation; and provided instructional support.
Chris White, Collections Manager, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Chris coordinated JSMA staff time and provided access to JSMA collections and metadata.
Debbie Williamson Smith, Communications Manager, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Debbie provided marketing consultation and support for this exhibition.
The digital exhibition The Artful Fabric of Collecting is copyrighted by Ina Asim and the University of Oregon under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. Individual items displayed in this digital exhibition may be subject to different copyrights; see item pages for credits.
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