This week some students from my IUPUI Collections Care & Management and I went down to the Indiana Statehouse to exam and document their artworks as part of one of their class projects. With the help of Jennifer Hodge, Statehouse Tour Office Coordinator, we were able to meet a lot of interesting Senators and Representatives.
Many enthusiastically support our project, including Representative Tom Saunders (House District 54). Pictured with him from left to right (me, Stephanie Herrick, class teaching assistant Lori Phillips, Rep. Tom Saunders, Amanda Charles, Chelsea Libby, and Amy Patterson).
We were happy to get the project noticed by the IU School of Liberal Arts News and the Herron Online Newsletter.
Now the fun part, and real work begins as the students research and learn all they can about their artworks before putting their information into Wikipedia, and uploading their images to Flickr.