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Cultural Heritage And The Campus Community: Academic Libraries And Museums In Collaboration


Swarthmore College Libraries and Swarthmore College’s List Gallery engaged in an innovative collaboration in 2018 that celebrated the quilts and quiltmakers of the remote and historically Black community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Their close collaboration, along with strong support from academic departments and faculty, enabled the gallery and the libraries to extend their capabilities to present an ambitious program that promoted artwork, student scholarship, and community engagement. The successful completion of the project established a protocol for the libraries and gallery to maintain their transformed relationship as they consider and plan future projects.

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A. Hudson-Ward, J. Rodrigues Widholm, and S. Walter


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