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Lawmakers Honor Museum Studies Students For Documentation of State House Art

State House Resolution Ceremony
State House Resolution Ceremony

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February 14, 2011

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In fall 2010, students in the Museum Studies Collections Care and Management Course, offered through the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, continued the Wikipedia Saves Public Art project by documenting historic artworks inside and around the Indiana State House.

On Feb. 3, 2011, state lawmakers recognized the students and the course instructor Richard McCoy for their work through a concurrent Resolution (HRC-18) sponsored by Senator Jim Merritt and Representative Tom Saunders.

The State House art project continued the work of students and faculty of the School of Liberal Arts and Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI who developed and launched the nation’s first organized effort to document public art information in Wikipedia. The earlier Wikipedia Saves Public Art project included documenting public art on the IUPUI campus.

Read IUPUI student Rosemary Arnold's guest Indianapolis Museum of Art blog post discussing the State House art project and the state resolution at http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/2011/02/08/resolving-to-care-and-document/ .

For the Wikipedia articles, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Statehouse_Public_Art_Collection .

Read instructor Richard McCoy’s summary of the project form Witty’s Blog: http://www.wittylama.com/2010/12/documenting-public-art-with-wikipedia/ .

For additional information on the State House art project go to: http://newscenter.iupui.edu/4945/Museum-Studies-Students-Document-Indiana-State-House-Artwork .

For additional information on the Wikipedia Saves Public Art project, go to http://newscenter.iupui.edu/4501/IUPUI-Launches-Unique-Global-Project-to-Save-Worlds-Public-Art  .