Creating Technological Access to Public Art Collections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded On: 05/06/2021


About this Webinar 

As the COVID-19 pandemic crashed into society, many local arts agencies and municipalities looked for ways to continue to engage their audiences through public art. This movement towards access has been building over the 21st century, and the quick evolution to more technology to address access issues was pushed by social distancing and public health requirements. Local arts agencies and public art programs across the country quickly turned to their public art collections to develop socially distant activities to both provide engagement opportunities for their communities and promote public health and safety regulations. The use of technology, such as mapping tools, QR codes and web-based exhibitions came online to help give newly quarantined residents access to these collections in ways that were new and needed. This webinar will dive into ways to leverage different technologies to increase access to your public art collection for during the ongoing pandemic and beyond.

During this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand different technology-based methods for connecting audiences with public art
  • Learn how to use mapping tools, QR codes, and online exhibitions to provide broader access to public art collections
  • Gain knowledge of which technology-based access tools will best suit their needs

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Elysian McNiff Koglmeier

Head of Growth

Artwork Archive

Elysian McNiff Koglmeier is Head of Growth for Artwork Archive, an online art inventory management system for artists, collectors and organizations. She leads partnerships, communications and writes content for the company's blog—  

Growing up with a father as an art therapist and a mother who dedicated her career to art education, Elysian has always been passionate about the creative process and the importance of empowering artists and cultural institutions. She has pursued this passion both in the public and private sector. She started her career in museums (Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), ran New England Foundation for the Arts' public art program, served as curator for Brown University and RISD, and contributed to publications such as Art Business News and Public Art Review. A move out west brought her to Craftsy (now Bluprint) in Denver where she produced online art classes and managed partnerships for a startup that created online educational opportunities for enthusiastic makers. 

She received her BA in History from Middlebury College and her MA in Public Humanities from Brown University. 


Creating Technological Access to Public Art Collections During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Live event: 05/06/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.
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