CFP: Collaboration and Expertise with/in GLAMs (In Person, UAAC-AAUC Toronto, Oct 2022)

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Call for Papers
June 30, 2022
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Fine Arts, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies

How does expertise play a role in collaborations across disciplines and/or with/in communities? Whose expertise matters? What might shared success look like? This panel invites presentations from a variety of perspectives, drawing on recent collaborative experiences between galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) and diverse individuals and/or communities. We seek examples that demonstrate the types of issues that arise and different ways in which these may be anticipated and navigated. Issues may include, among others: power dynamics, structural inequities, institutional barriers, or types of knowledges (disciplinary, generational, experiential, etc.). Panelists are encouraged to share strategies that have proved useful, as well as examples of failures that informed successes. Presentations that relate to collaborations led by Indigenous individuals and/or communities are especially welcomed.

Each paper is 15-20 minutes in length and is followed by a short discussion period. Proposals may be written in English or French and should be submitted using the “Call for Papers” form ( by June 30, 2022 to the panel chairs:

Madeleine Trudeau (Library and Archives Canada)

Celka Straughn (Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas)

Proposals are invited from permanent and contractual faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate students in terminal degree programs (examples: PhD, MFA, MDes, etc.) who are engaged in the visual arts (studio practice, art history, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.). MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference.

Presenters who are not members of UAAC-AAUC must become members and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference, which will be held in person at the University of Toronto, October 27-29, 2022 (session date to be determined). Membership dues and registration fees must be received by September 23, 2022.


Contact Info: 

Celka Straughn

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas

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