The University of Miami will host the inaugural Academic Art Museum and Library Summit on January 27–29, 2016, bringing together 14 pairs of library and museum directors from North American academic institutions to address opportunities for deep intra-institutional collaboration. The summit will focus on the ways that new pedagogical models and technologies are transforming the work of the academy, and the potential for art museums and libraries to engage more fully with faculty, students, and each other.
The two-day Academic Art Museum and Library Summit, which will take place at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, will bring together leaders from Arizona State University, Duke University, Oberlin College, Princeton University, Skidmore College, University of Georgia, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, University of Oregon, University of Texas at Austin, University of Wisconsin, Vassar College, and Yale University—all of which are recognized for the leadership they provide in the fields of academic museums and libraries.
The University of Miami Libraries and Lowe Art Museum are co-organizing the summit, along with the Association of Art Museums and Galleries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Coalition for Networked Information. The summit is being underwritten with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
The summit, whose participants represent both private and public institutions of varying sizes from across the United States, will open with a keynote address by Daniel Weiss, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and include sessions led by other distinguished speakers with a profound knowledge of and commitment to excellence in the museum and libraries fields.
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