• Electrifying Discovery: Bringing a Hidden Collection of Neon Art to Light

    Author(s):
    Laura Darlington (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Archival materials--Digitization, Museum techniques, Cataloging of nonbook materials, Art museums
    Item Type:
    Conference poster
    Conf. Title:
    Past, Present, Future: 50th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
    Conf. Org.:
    ARLIS/NA
    Conf. Loc.:
    Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL
    Conf. Date:
    April 5–9, 2022
    Tag(s):
    2022 ARLIS/NA Conference
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/9hga-e171
    Abstract:
    This poster presentation highlights the creation of an online resource through the process of inventorying, identifying, cataloging, digitizing, and providing access to the holdings of the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, California. With collaborative efforts and grant support, the museum’s collections – including fine art, historic signage, photographs, ephemera, and publications acquired over four decades – have recently been made available online for search and discovery. The poster details ways in which this digital resource can contribute to the preservation and continuation of the endangered art form of neon, illuminating hidden community histories while expanding audience and practitioner diversity. Strategies for improving discoverability, accessibility, and interoperability are discussed through the lens of emerging technologies.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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