18 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 300 2020 C-R-E-A-T-E: Building an Institutional Cultural Resources Platform Jill Deupi, Beaux Arts Director and Chief Curator of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami Charles Eckman, Dean and University Librarian, University of Miami Christina Larson, Andrew W. Mellon Academic Engagement Fellow, University of Miami Libraries and Lowe Art Museum The authors wish to acknowledge and thank the following individuals who contributed to this article: Mark Osterman, John S. and James L. Knight Digital Experience Manager, Lowe Art Museum Martha Horan, Head of Preservation Strategies, UM Libraries and Elliot Williams, Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, UM Libraries. Background In late 2015, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation invited the University of Miami (UM) to pilot an Academic Art Museum and Library Summit an invitation that UM— through the offices of its Libraries (UML) and Lowe Art Museum (LAM)—gratefully accepted. Several months later, 14 pairs of museum and library directors from colleges and universities spanning the nation gathered in Coral Gables, Florida, for three days of shared learning. In advance thereof, the organizers asked participating teams to submit brief narratives highlighting obstacles to their collaborative efforts as well as visions for a shared future. This pre-work shaped the summit’s agenda, which featured keynote addresses by Daniel Weiss, president, Metropolitan Museum of Art Winston Tabb, dean of University Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University Clifford Lynch, executive director, Coalition for Networked Information and Jeremy Upton, director of Library and University Collections, University of Edinburgh. These distinguished guests further framed the meeting’s overarching theme: identifying and addressing opportunities for deep
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