A Few More External Collaborators!

Earlier in June, we visited the City of Boston Archives, where we met with City of Boston Chief Archivist John McColgan and Assistant Archivist Marta Crilly (both of whom have also worked with Northeastern University and Jim McGrath) on the Our Marathon project).   The City of Boston Archive has lots of Curley-related materials, including Curley’s top hat!

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And just this week, Wentworth Interior Design professor Peter Greenberg visited our classroom and presented a very timely and engaging lecture titled “The Architecture of the House Museum and Historic Preservation.”

Greenberg guest lecture

Our most recent external collaborators

On Tuesday, June 17, Jim McGrath from Northeastern University visited our classroom to talk about Digital Curation using Omeka/Neatline and offering examples from NULab’s Our Marathon project: http://marathon.neu.edu/

IMG_4124On Thursday, June 19, Jeff Howry from Harvard University visited our classroom to talk about WorldMap, an exciting and incredibly versatile, open-source digital mapping tool: https://worldmap.harvard.edu/


Back to the Jamaicaway

On Thursday, May 29, two more sections of MCCS Studio visited the Curley house at 350 The Jamaicaway.   These student groups, enrolled in the Summer 2014 sections of Digital Approaches to Boston Culture,  will be picking up where the Spring 2014 groups left off: editing, revising, and expanding upon unique curatorial concepts for each room in the house, and migrating that content from our private workspace to this public website.

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