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Save the Date: April 10, 2015 Annual Miller Memorial Lecture Featuring Historian and Curator Katherine Ott

We are pleased to announce Katherine Ott, a public historian and curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, as the speaker for the annual Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture.

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Rutgers PhD candidate Christina Weyl receives Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has announced Rutgers Art History PhD candidate Christina Weyl as the winner of this year’s Graduate Research Essay Prize. Weyl’s essay, titled Networks of Abstraction: Postwar Printmaking and Women Artists of Atelier 17, was constructed with evidence and research primarily obtained through the Archives of American Art.

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Jane Sánchez Appointed Chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has announced that Jane Sánchez has been appointed chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. Sánchez has more than 35 years of library and information program management experience—most recently as director of Library Services and Content Management at the Government Printing Office.

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Wendy Bellion receives Charles C. Eldredge Prize

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Congratulations to Wendy Bellion, who has received the 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The Eldredge Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship in the field of American art and is accompanied

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New possibilities dawn for Bethlehem Steel Historic Site

On January 30, a Northampton County grand jury called for the firing or resignation of Stephen G. Donches, once PR executive at Bethlehem Steel Corporation and since the 1990s, president of an effort to create a National Museum of Industrial

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3D Scanning in Museums: A Q&A with the Smithsonian’s “Laser Cowboys”

In the nineteenth century, cast collections—plaster copies of famous statues and architectural monuments primarily from antiquity and the Renaissance—enabled working people to study and enjoy works of art that previously had only been available to the wealthy elite who could

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Building a Museum Collection from the Ground Up

Museum collections are so often the product of serendipity and circumstance— accumulated over a long period of time, shaped by curators’ interests, particular exhibition needs, bequests and a myriad of other factors. But what about a museum starting from scratch?

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