Photographing the Carlos Museum Greek and Roman Gems Collection

In 2022, Making an Impression: The Art and Craft of Ancient Engraved Gemstones was the first exhibition of ancient gems in the southeastern United States. Organized by curator of Greek and Roman Art Ruth Allen of the Carlos Museum, this exhibition drew from the museum’s collection of Greek and Roman gems, many of which had Read More …

Lisa Fenn appointed as senior director of belonging, diversity, and equity for Emory Libraries and Carlos Museum

Lisa Fenn joined Emory University on Dec. 1 as the inaugural senior director of belonging, diversity, and equity for Emory Libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Among other responsibilities, Fenn will guide the work of the current library and museum DEI committees and assist their human resources departments on DEI matters relating to hiring Read More …

Two speakers to share how academic libraries and museums can value community over collections

What would it look like for archives, libraries, and museums to value their communities over their collections? How can these institutions more fully embrace practices of listening and relationship building, while interrupting traditional practices rooted in colonialism? The Emory and Atlanta communities are invited to “Centering Community in Museums, Libraries, and Archives” on Wednesday, June Read More …

Rosalyn Metz appointed to new position for Emory Libraries and Carlos Museum

Rosalyn Metz, associate university librarian, Library Technology and Digital Strategies for Emory Libraries, will assume the inaugural role of chief technology officer, libraries and museum and associate university librarian for digital strategies effective June 1, 2023. In this new role, Metz will lead the creation of a unified vision and implementation for current and future Read More …

Clinton Fluker appointed Emory University Libraries and Museum’s inaugural senior director of culture, community, and partner engagement

Clinton Fluker, curator of African American collections in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, has been appointed Emory University Libraries and Museum’s inaugural senior director of culture, community, and partner engagement for the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Emory Libraries effective June 1, 2023. Valeda F. Dent, Emory’s vice provost of libraries Read More …

Event with Atlanta Black photographers Jim Alexander and Tom Dorsey is March 23

Members of the Emory, Atlanta, and surrounding communities are invited to a conversation on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. with celebrated Atlanta Black photographers Jim Alexander and Tom Dorsey. The conversation, to be held in the Jones Room in Emory University’s Woodruff Library, will be moderated by Carlton Mackey, assistant director, community dialogue and Read More …

Organizational changes position Emory Libraries and Carlos Museum for even greater innovation

With new leadership on board, Emory Libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum have announced organizational changes, effective Oct. 1. “As I considered our organizational structure, a guiding principle for me has been consistency and stability, as well as positioning Emory Libraries and the Carlos Museum to build on our successes and engage with campus Read More …

Connections exhibition highlights objects from collaborators

An exhibition celebration will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, from 6-8 p.m., with a program, introduction of partner institutions, and reception; click here to register.     A Matisse, a microscope, a Civil War sword, a political cartoon, a plant specimen, and an anthropomorphic vessel. What brings these and other vastly different things Read More …

Welcome letter from Valeda F. Dent, vice provost of libraries and museum

Dear Emory students, faculty, staff, and visitors, As we settle into a new academic season, I am reminded of how much our world has changed over the past few years. Many of these changes were unanticipated, sweeping in nature, and transformative. In almost every major sector of our collective experiences, whether in healthcare, global relations, Read More …

Valeda Dent named as Emory University’s first vice provost of libraries and museum

Valeda F. Dent, PhD, will serve as Emory University’s inaugural vice provost of libraries and museum, the Office of the Provost announced. Dent comes to Emory from Hunter College of the City University of New York in New York City, where she serves as acting provost and vice president for academic affairs as well as Read More …

Emory events celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Art, music, lectures, and nature walks for students are on tap through this weekend for Native American Heritage Month at Emory University, many of those through the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Two events take place today (Nov. 11), and many call for advance registration, so sign up as soon as you can. Emory Climate Talk Read More …

Murals of Tibet

Emory Libraries welcomed the Murals of Tibet into its special collections this year. The Murals of Tibet is the first publication of its kind, presenting some of the oldest surviving murals and spanning 1000 years of Tibetan Buddhist culture. In addition to its breathtaking content, the volume itself is a work of art. This extra-large Read More …