The Canisius College Digital Humanities Speaker Series concludes it’s 2017-2018 series by welcoming Kelly Carpenter, Digital Assets Manager at Albright-Knox Art Gallery to campus. Carpenter’s presentation is entitled Digital Technologies are Transforming the Museum Experience.
Traditionally, museums are seen, to a certain respect, as inherently constraining — where visitors are invited into the space, but kept at a physical distance from cultural objects and artworks. Over the last decade, museums, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, have been incorporating innovative digital approaches, both onsite and online, in order to remove the barrier between the public and their collections. Museums are in a unique position in becoming a leader in the realm of digital culture.
Kelly Carpenter joined the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in 2009 and since 2012 has been the museum’s Digital Assets Manager. Carpenter manages the Albright-Knox’s Digital Assets Collection, estimated at over 375,000 born-digital and analog materials. Carpenter also provides content for the museum’s social media and educational outreach online platforms. She received a Bachelor’s Degree at Canisius College, a Master’s Degree in Art History and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies.
Please join Kelly Carpenter of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery as she discusses several examples of how various digital technologies are transforming the physical and online museum experience.