Visit to Indiana University

The fall 2016 meeting of the Midwestern Art Cataloging Discussion Group (MACDG) was held in conjunction with the Visual Resources Association-Midwest Chapter from October 28-29 at Indiana University-Bloomington. Attendees hailed from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art

On Friday VRA-Midwest held their business meeting, and Tassie Gniady (Coordinator for CyberDH, Indiana University) presented on photogrammetry and 3D object creation. Saturday began with presentations about cataloging artists’ books by Lori Dekydtspotter (Head of Lilly Library Technical Services) and Ruth Tucker (Senior Monographic Cataloger, Indiana University). At the MACDG business meeting attendees discussed their current projects and topics including shelf-ready cataloging, training for student catalogers, and cataloging artists’ books.

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Ellen Sieber shows attendees a collection of anthropological busts from the 1890s.

Later in the afternoon the group learned about the cataloging procedures at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures from Chief Curator Ellen Sieber. The day closed with Nan Brewer’s tour of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, where the group viewed a mid-career retrospective of Vik Muniz, a collection of Tiepolo drawings, and highlights from the works on paper collection.

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