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Thursday, April 7 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Challenges in Caring for Art and Art Libraries: Preservation, Management and Access

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There are considerable challenges in caring for art and/or art libraries, particularly in the key areas of preservation, access, and collection management. In this session, three institutions present case studies overviewing how they successfully managed these universal issues. “Wolf Vostell’s Betonbuch” looks at how material science information informs a library’s understanding and preservation needs of a concrete artist book. “What Do I Do with That” is a look at how an academic archive identifies preservation needs and provides access to its art collections. And “On the Move” shares tips and insight on the challenges of a large-scale collection move at an art library and archives.

Wolf Vostell’s Betonbuch [Concrete Book]: Materials and Meanings
Maria Kokkori, The Art Institute of Chicago, Conservation & Science/University of Chicago
Patti Gibbons, University of Chicago Library
Elizabeth Frengel, University of Chicago Library
Ann Lindsey, University of Chicago Library

What Do I Do with That? Preserving and Providing Access to the Long-Standing Tradition of the Museum Collections in an Academic Archive
Abby Stambach, College of the Holy Cross

On the Move: Lessons Learned in Moving Our Art Library and Archives
Jason Speck, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
Kendall Aughenbaugh, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens


Laura Schwartz

University of California San Diego


Maria Kokkori

The Art Institute of Chicago

Patti Gibbons

University of Chicago

Elizabeth Frengel

University of Chicago

Ann Lindsey

University of Chicago

Abby Stambach

College of the Holy Cross

Kendall Aughenbaugh

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Thursday April 7, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Hyatt Regency Chicago Gold Coast Room