Lectures

Feminist Art Archives: Accessing and Preserving

Judy Chicago Research Portal Launch
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This event is to celebrate the launch of a collaborative project, the Judy Chicago Research Portal, and to discuss the role of portals in providing access to feminist art archives.

The Judy Chicago Portal will be presented, challenges in the technology of portal development will be discussed, and Christina Schlesinger and Judy Chicago will discuss the importance of preserving feminist art archives.


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  • Panel:
        • Andra Darlington, head of special collections management, Getty Research Institute
        • Karen M. Estlund, associate dean for technology and digital strategies, PennState University Libraries
        • Margery N. Sly, director of Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, and steering committee member and principal investigator, In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820–1920
        • Moderated by Christina Schlesinger, artist and activist

  • Judy Chicago Art Education Award, presented by Judy Chicago
  • Conversation between Christina Schlesinger and Judy Chicago

The Judy Chicago Portal bridges collections housed in three institutions: Penn State University, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Schlesinger Library. The collaboration among a public university library, a private institutional library, and a museum gives each repository the opportunity to consider and embrace new audiences and to highlight their collective interest in Judy Chicago’s oeuvre and overall impact.