Denison Art Gallery Inaugurates 'Year Of The Museum' Lecture Series
Posted: February 15, 2006
The Denison University Gallery will celebrate the "Year of the Museum" with a series of lectures during the spring 2006 semester. Four lectures have been scheduled during the coming months, each featuring speakers addressing an aspect of a museum's collections. Leading off is Terry Zeller, professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University, who will present "Objects in Context: Documenting and Interpreting Collections" at 5 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 22) in the Denison University Art Gallery in Burke Hall (241 W. College). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Zeller, who specializes in cultural and intellectual history, retired from NIU in 1999. Since then, he has taught humanities and art history as an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania School of Art & Design and at Pennsylvania State College. During his career he spent eight years as a museum professional at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, The Museum at Texas Tech University and The Minneapolis Institute of Art.
A graduate of Millersville State College, Zeller earned a master of arts in history at the University of Arkansas. He also earned a master of education and a master of arts in museology and art history and a doctorate in history at the University of Minnesota. He has curated exhibitions at the Elmhurst Historical Museum and the Neville Public Museum, published articles on museum history, collections and museum education in such journals as Curator, Museum News and Art Education. In 1987, Zeller was named Museum Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association.
The three other lectures scheduled for the series, all at 5 p.m. in Burke Hall, are: "Directors and Their Collections" by Nannette Maciejunes, director of the Columbus Museum of Art, on March 8; "Caring for Paper and Textile Collections: Fiber Degradation and Related Preservation Solutions" by Teena Jennings, professor of textile science and design at the University of Akron, and Melinda McPeek, collections manager at Denison, on March 29; and "Piecing Together the Past: The Art and Science of Conservation" by Jill Sterrett, head of collections and conservation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, on April 12.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Gallery Lecture Series presents Terry Zeller speaking on "Objects in Context: Documenting and Interpreting Collections"; 5 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 22), Art Gallery, Burke Hall. Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6596.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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