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2011-02-11Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8683
20:20 Hindsight. Retrofitting research relevance to the University Art Collections at Trinity College, Dublin
dc.contributor.authorGiltrap, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T21:48:23Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T21:48:23Z
dc.date.created2011-02-11
dc.date.issued2011-02-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/9335
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers the role of university art collections as meaningful contributors to the achievement of institutional goals relating to excellence in research, teaching and outreach. The discussion takes as its focus The University of Dublin, Trinity College, established in 1592, providing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of disciplines. As practical fine art courses are not part of the teaching agenda, the university’s art collections have evolved mainly as a historical narrative of the significant figures and achievements of its parent institution, parallel to the core business of research and teaching. While the other academic collections at the university, from anatomy to zoology, were generated by object based learning, it was only from 1959 onwards that the art collections were actively developed and exploited as a catalyst for informal learning and interdisciplinary engagement, driven by the actions of one man in particular, the late George W. P. Dawson, genetics professor. 20:20 hindsight – or the clearer perception of the significance of events after they have occurred – has been used as a guiding principle for the present renaissance of the utility of the art collections. The author, as curator of the Art Collections, has taken inspiration from the actions of George Dawson to prepare to retrofit formal systems of meaningful associations between the art collections and research and teaching. In an era that requires clear correlations between demands on funding and fulfilling campus-wide strategic objectives, university art collections such as at Trinity College Dublin are becoming more formally integrated into academic programmes as the useful educational and interpretive tools that many have been on standby to be for centuries.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInternational Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectUniversityeng
dc.subjectArteng
dc.subjectCollectionseng
dc.subject.ddc060 Allgemeine Organisationen und Museumswissenschaft
dc.title20:20 Hindsight. Retrofitting research relevance to the University Art Collections at Trinity College, Dublin
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100181200
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100184103
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8683
local.edoc.container-titleProceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Committee of ICOM for University Museums and Collections (UMAC), Berkeley, USA, 10th–13th September 2009
local.edoc.pages8
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-volume2010
local.edoc.container-issue3
local.edoc.container-year2010
local.edoc.container-firstpage73
local.edoc.container-lastpage80
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2590340-8

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