The Midwestern Art Cataloging Discussion Group (MACDG) Fall 2016 meeting will be held in conjunction with VRA Midwest at Indiana University Bloomington from October 28-29.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, October 28, 2016
12:00: Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00: VRA Business Meeting
2:30-4:00: Tassie Gniady (Coordinator for CyberDH) presents on Photogrammetry & 3D Object Creation
5:00: Dinner at Quaff On
Saturday, October 29, 2016
10:30-11:00: Lori Dekydtspotter (Head of Lilly Library Technical Services) presents on Challenges of Cataloging Artists’ Books and Visual Materials
11:00-11:30: Ruth Tucker (Senior Monographic Cataloger) presents on Cataloging Artists’ Books
11:30-12:30: Lunch (on your own)
12:30-1:45: MACDG Meeting
2:00-2:45: Tour of the Mathers Museum, given by Ellen Sieber (Chief Curator)
3:00-4:30: Tour of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, given by Nan Brewer (Curator of Works on Paper)
A PDF handout of the details, along with maps, may be downloaded here.
RSVP to Karen Stafford at email@example.com. Please include cataloging discussion topics of interest for our meeting. We are also seeking volunteers to host our next meetings.
by Stephanie Fletcher, E-Resources/Reference Librarian at the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
The Art Institute of Chicago hosted the MACDG Fall Meeting, and one of the highlights was a visit to the Art Institute’s Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. Douglas Litts and Autumn Mather welcomed our group with an introduction to the Libraries, and Nathaniel Parks shared information about the Ryerson and Burnham Archives.
Library staff set up an array of special materials for us to view. Materials from the Libraries’ collections featured Marcel Duchamp’s Rotoreliefs; The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Now Newly Imprinted from the Kelmscott Press; the Nuremberg Chronicle; and Areaorama: A View in the Regent’s Park. Selections from the Archives included two hand-written pages from Daniel Burnham’s draft of the Plan of Chicago, as well as the final product; Louis Sullivan’s “A System of Architectural Ornament According with a Philosophy of Man’s Powers”; photographs and souvenir books from the World’s Columbian Exposition; and a plan for the Garvey Residence by Bruce Goff.
We also viewed the library exhibition “There is Hardly a Book That Has Not Seen Hard Use”: Books for Working Artists. This exhibition of materials from the Libraries’ collections presented manuals, treatises, and other publications that revealed the creative processes of artists over the last five centuries.
The trip to the Libraries gave us the opportunity to view some unique materials, discuss cataloging practices in art libraries and archives, and network with our new members. We felt so “at home” and our conversations were so animated that we even got shushed!
Author’s Note: The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries are open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm and Thursday 10:30am-8:00pm. Please come visit us!
Welcome to the new website of the Midwestern Art Cataloging Discussion Group (MACDG). MACDG is a loosely organized group of librarians who meet at least once a year. Anyone interested in art and architecture or visual resources cataloging is welcome to attend. For more information or to add your name to the group’s mailing list please contact the current chair, Karen Stafford, at firstname.lastname@example.org.