University of Miami Libraries and Lowe Art Museum co-hosted the “The Academic Art Museum and Library Summit” held January 27-29, 2016 in Coral Gables. This event brought together pairs of library and museum directors from a representative cross-section of fourteen North American colleges and universities. Working together, these teams spent two days immersed in interactive, participatory programming designed to inspire expansive thinking and facilitate the mining of rich collaborative opportunities among this academic subset of the broader sector of institutions described as Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAMs). Invitees submitted proposed topics for discussion, as well as at least one idea for a collaborative project on their home campuses, in advance of the Summit. The former helped to shape the convening’s three plenary sessions, while the latter ensured that each pair of attendees had engaged in meaningful dialogue regarding the challenges of and possibilities for deep collaboration well in advance of their arrival to Miami. Speakers included Dan Weiss (President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Winston Tabb (Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University), and Clifford Lynch (Director of the Coalition for Networked Information).
Agenda and Participant Roster, Academic Art Museum and Library Summit (Coral Gables: January 2016)
Participant Presentations, Academic Art Museum and Library Summit (Coral Gables: January 2016)
Prospects and Strategies for Deep Collaboration in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums Sector, Jill Deupi and Charles Eckman