From Art on the Wall to Something for All: How an Academic Library Turned Its Art Collection Into a Campus Attraction

Jill Cirasella, Miriam Deutch

Abstract


 

An important feature of the Brooklyn College Library is its art collection, the college‚??s only permanent art collection. In this article,¬†the authors¬†explain how the library came to have an art collection; how the collection is supplemented¬†with museum-style wall labels, an online catalog, and an audio tour; and how¬†the authors¬†promoted the collection and sparked student creativity with an annual art contest.¬†The authors¬†pay particular attention to the decisions and details that might help other libraries working on similar projects.


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ISSN: 1947-525X