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Elizabeth Carr

Pronouns:

she/her/hers

Availability:

Available

Full or Part-time

Position Type:

Madison

Wisconsin

United States of America

Years in the field:

1 – 5 Years

Areas of Expertise

Curatorial/Collections, Exhibits development, Information/Technology/Digital, Marketing & Communications

Hi! My name is Lizzy, and I'm a recent graduate looking to break into the world of museums, archives, and other cultural institutions.

 

I graduated in December 2019 from Rochester Institute of Technology, where I earned two Bachelors degrees in Museum Studies and Digital Humanities & Social Sciences. I was planning on continuing my education in the History Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester in Fall 2020, but chose to defer my enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Because of my background in both museums and digital humanities, I'm really interested in how museums and other cultural institutions can take advantage of emerging technologies to advance and support their missions and goals. I feel that there's a lot of potential in these opportunities, but the field currently lacks people who have the skills to effectively blend them. I'm passionate about finding new ways to incorporate digital technology and tools into museum spaces in a way that feels natural, and benefits the institution in ways that more traditional museum practices simply cannot.

 

I'm especially interested in content management systems, digital exhibitions, and open-access tools. For my senior thesis, The Role of 3D Printed Facsimiles in Fulfilling Museum Visitors' Desire to Touch, I examined the ways 3D scanning and printing technologies could be utilized to allow museum visitors more hands-on interaction, and to see whether the authenticity of the real object versus the replica affected this desire (thesis available at https://scholarworks.rit.edu/theses/10139/).

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