Posts tagged "Collection"
MAKE–METALIBRARY by Christina Mitrense

MAKE–METALIBRARY by Christina Mitrense

Today it is our pleasure to feature a new exhibition by one of our first featured artists, multidisciplinary artist Christina Mitrense. Christina explores many themes related to libraries, documentation, and information. As part of her ongoing, international exploration called Add To My Library, Christina is doing a new series of “metalibraries” – interactive and participatory...
The Art, Music & Recreation Center at San Francisco Public Library

The Art, Music & Recreation Center at San Francisco Public Library

On the fourth floor of the Main San Francisco Public Library you can find the Art, Music & Recreation Center, which houses  special collections in many areas of art.There is a Bay Area Musicians and Performing Artists File, which contains a variety of information on performing artists from the late 1960s to present: newspaper clippings,...
Featuring: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Featuring: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Today, we’re delighted to welcome Dominique Dunstan to the site to share not only her beautiful re-interpretations of natural history, but also the extraordinary library-based artist fellowship that supported their creation. Read on to learn more about the Staff Fellowships at the State Library of Victoria in Australia, which Dominique calls “visionary,” and her deeply...
Curate What You Know: The Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series

Curate What You Know: The Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series

One of our most steadfast Twitter friends, Jessica Smith, shares her remarkable Visiting Writers Series, which she launched as a library-incubated part of the curriculum at Indian Springs School in Alabama. We’re always excited to find great school libraries to feature, and this one is exceptional! Enjoy. ~Erinn Curate What You Know: The Indian Springs...
The Past and Future of Paper: A Multi-Library Exhibit

The Past and Future of Paper: A Multi-Library Exhibit

Caelin Ross returns to the site today with a look at a unique multi-library exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which celebrates Wisconsin’s unique role in the history of papermaking and the wonderful tradition of book art in the area.  Enjoy. ~Erinn by Caelin Ross We handle paper every day and hoped that the exhibit...
The Donald Angus Collection at the University of Hawaii-Manoa

The Donald Angus Collection at the University of Hawaii-Manoa

by Laura Damon-Moore Last week I took advantage of my day off to walk through the Olbrich Botanical Gardens here in Madison. I brought my little travel paint set with me and spent some time sketching the daffodils and tulips found in this “living library.” I’m really drawn to botanical charts and illustrations, especially as...
Featuring: Parachute Poetry Library

Featuring: Parachute Poetry Library

I was so excited to find this press release from poet and writing instructor Amanda Deutch in the inbox a few weeks ago, I simply had to share.  The story of an innovative artist creating a library because there was a need for one would be an inspiration on its own, but the setting– post-Hurricane...
Discover the Poetry Foundation Library

Discover the Poetry Foundation Library

Devoted readers of the Library as Incubator Project know about how important poetry is to me– both as a poet and as a librarian–so it will be no surprise that I nearly swooned when The Poetry Foundation got in touch to share their library.  Read on to learn more about this exciting special library from...
The Peoples' Library: By the People, For the People

The Peoples’ Library: By the People, For the People

by Ryan Claringbole What if you not only could write the books that are checked out in a library by members of your community, but also participate in the construction of that book? The People’s Library, a collaborative project started by Mark Strandquist with Courtney Bowles and Riley Duncan, is allowing the city of Richmond, Virginia...
National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

Thanks for joining us this year for National Poetry Month!  All April, we shared wonderful stories from poets, libraries, and arts organizations about the power and meaning of the written word, and the ways in which it can connect communities and enrich our lives. You don’t have to be a poet or even a literature...
Checking in with: The Creative Class at DCPL

Checking in with: The Creative Class at DCPL

Last winter we featured a post about The Creative Class, a series of hands-on craft and art making workshops at the Washington, D.C. Public Library. This spring we checked in with Jamila Felton, coordinator of the series, to learn about the progress of the program, lessons learned, challenges addressed, etc. For those of you thinking...
Featuring: Kate Morrell

Featuring: Kate Morrell

Today we’re very pleased to welcome Kate Morrell to the site. Kate is a London-based book artist whose work frequently makes use of withdrawn or “overlooked” materials in libraries and archives. The work she shares with us today is a commissioned piece titled Alpine Spoilers, a project that engages with and highlights items from the collection...