The UCA Public Art Committee commissioned the Collections Management Policy to facilitate responsible care, storage and exhibition of art works in the UCA Art Collection. The policy was recently evaluated through the national Museum Assessment Program (MAP) and administrated through the American Association of Museums in Washington, D.C. The MAP grant was secured by the Friends of the Baum Gallery, UCA Foundation, Inc. It provided resources for a peer reviewer to evaluate UCA's policy and the university art collection, meet with stakeholders, and make recommendations for next steps for implementation of the UCA Collections Management Policy.
The UCA Public Art Committee thanks the initial MAP Task Force: UCA faculty Dr. Gayle Seymour, Barbara Satterfield and Dr. Deborah Kuster; UCA Foundation, Inc., director Shelley Mehl; and community representatives Kay Hinkle, Pat Proctor, Dianna Winters, and Neil Vannoy. Their dedicated time and attention to the required self-study, the authorship of the policy, and the peer review process, was essential to defining goals and objectives for stewardship of UCA art works.
The committee affirms the ongoing work of MAP Implementation Task Force: UCA faculty Seymour and Satterfield, UCA staff members Joyce Taylor, Project Coordinator for the university CAD/CAFN/LAN and Intranet capabilities and Russ Hancock, Director of Publications and Creative Media, UCA Foundation, Inc.: and Kay HInkle, past-president of the UCA Board of Trustees. The Task Force has defined the required three-year plan and identified action steps for stewardship of The UCA Art Collection and visual enhancement of art in public spaces.
Click here to download a pdf of the Collections Management Policy (Last Revision: September 2010).