This webinar will offer an exploration into the world of public art collections management with Emily Wilkinson, the Director for Public Art at Texas Tech University (TTU), and Lori Goldstein, the Manager of WESTAF’s Public Art Archive (PAA). Since the program’s inception in 1998, TTU has installed over one hundred works of art across campuses throughout Texas. Wilkinson will discuss how her PAA Collections Management System, built specifically for the public art field through a partnership between CollectionSpace and the Public Art Archive, has helped to guide her daily and long term workflows and support the dynamic processes that encompass the practice of public art.
Emily Wilkinson, Public Art Director, Texas Tech University System
Working with a committee, Wilkinson oversees the Public Art Collection and Program at the Texas Tech University System, which solicits, evaluates and commissions original public artworks to complement construction projects undertaken by the Office of Facilities Planning & Construction. She also handles the upkeep, maintenance and public education of the artworks in the collection. Prior to her role as Public Art Manager, Wilkinson was the Helen DeVitt Jones Endowed Manager of Education for the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas. Wilkinson holds two master's degrees from Texas Tech University—one in museum science and another in education. https://www.texastech.edu/fpc/emily-wilkinson.php
Lori Goldstein, Manager, WESTAF’s Public Art Archive
Goldstein is responsible for long-term planning, product development, and overseeing the addition of public art collections to the Archive. Prior to joining WESTAF, she served as public art and program manager for the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Prior to working at the Arts Council, she served as a contractor for the Archive during its formative years. Goldstein has also served as the public art assistant at Braaksma Design, a public art studio with projects that have been commissioned across the country. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College in history and received a master’s degree in art history with an emphasis on public art from the University of Colorado Boulder.
CollectionSpace Community Collections Spotlight webinar series.
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