Faculty workshop | (Un)learning Through Digital Collections

As museums, libraries and other cultural institutions increasingly offer their digital collections as publicly accessible data, new opportunities emerge for learners and educators to both integrate and interrogate these collections in different ways. In this workshop we will use RISD Museum’s digital collections as a case study to talk about 1) the basics of structuring, describing and using cultural data online; 2) the biases, colonial legacies and patterns of erasure and marginalization baked in the tools and systems through which museum collection data are created; and 3) examples of reusing, reimagining and remixing digital collections in ways that address issues and curatorial practices of provenance, repatriation or classification, and enable new narratives in teaching and research. The workshop aims to offer educators guidelines and examples of designing object-based learning experiences in online environments by embedding museum items and collections in their teaching and by inviting learners to reuse, remix and reimagine collections as data through critical and creative approaches.


Dimitris C. Papadopoulos (Teaching and Learning Lab)
Alexandra Poterack (RISD Museum)
Deb Clemons (RISD Museum)

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Thursday, October 7 at 11:30am

Virtual Event
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Workshop, SEI Event, SEI Workshop


Academic Affairs, SEI - Social Equity Inclusion Initiative

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