Object-Centered Learning Symposium


Experiencing the Authentic in a Digital Age

Symposium sponsored by Art Properties, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University Libraries

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Butler Library, Room 523
Columbia University
535 W. 114th St., New York, NY

Please join us for an engaging discussion of how close interactions with art works and cultural artifacts enhance classroom teaching across the disciplines, where digital presentation is often the norm. If you are in town for College Art Association’s annual conference in New York City, be sure to stay a few days longer and attend this free symposium, open to the public at Columbia University.

Speakers include:

Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator
Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
The Object in the Gallery: Teachable Moments in and along the Way

Roberto C. Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties
Avery Library, Columbia University
Buddhas, Bronzes, Ceramics, and a Cradleboard: Columbia’s Art Collections in the Classroom

Senta German, Andrew M. Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford
Teaching and Learning at the First University Museum: The University Engagement Programme of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford

Michele D. Marincola, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Conservation
Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center, New York University
Partnering with Conservators for Object-Based Study and Learning

Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor of the History of the Arts of Islam
Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
What Do Objects Want?


Please RSVP to cul-events@columbia.edu.

One thought on “Object-Centered Learning Symposium

  1. I am so much impressed by the classes I sat in since September at Columbia and I would like to learn a lot about how I can use visual materilals for my teaching in the class. I am very much looking forward to this symposium.

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