LYRASIS Second Fridays - Transforming the Ivory Tower into a Theater in the Round: Preservation in the 21st Century


Date & Time Name Delivery Method Price (Member / Non-Member)  
12/8/2017 12:30 PM
- 2:00 PM EST
LYRASIS Second Fridays - Transforming the Ivory Tower into a Theater in the Round: Preservation in the 21st Century
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Transforming the Ivory Tower into a Theater in the Round: Preservation in the 21st Century


Date: December 8, 2017 - 12:30PM EST

Presenter: Kara McClurken, University of Virginia

“Preservation best practice is often difficult if not impossible to achieve.  We don’t live in ivory towers—even those of us who work in academic settings.  Instead we live in the real world, with all its glorious complications and challenges.  Rather than thinking of preservation as something that can or should be achieved in an ivory tower, a better analogy is to think of preservation as a practice better achieved in a theater in the round.

Although ivory towers are strong and secure, they are also isolating, opaque and accessible to only a few.  Theaters in the round, on the other hand, are accessible, transparent, and allow for many types of interactions between audience and stage.  This talk will examine how we might use theaters in the round for inspiration as we all work towards sustainable solutions to the preservation challenges that come our way.”













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