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About Emily Lemieux

I was the Digital Imaging Assistant here at the Williams College Museum of Art from January 2010 until November 2012. I first arrived to work on the ancient art digitization project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which I worked on from January 2010 until July 2011. In the summer of 2011, we were again awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize the fine art and archives relating to the brothers Maurice and Charles Prendergast, of which the Williams College Museum of Art has the world's largest repository. I enjoy getting to work with the actual art objects and also with technology. In my time here, I have especially enjoyed working with the ancient Egyptian collection.

The Concept of a Teaching Museum

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Here at WCMA, we take our role as a teaching museum seriously. Check out some interesting links about the concept of a teaching museum.

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WCMA at Night Postcard Drawings, Part II

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As part of WCMA at Night the third Thursday in October, students made up their own LeWitt inspired drawing directions and had the option of following the directions created by others. This is the second post displaying these drawings.

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WCMA at Night Postcard Drawings

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As part of WCMA at Night this past Thursday, students made up their own LeWitt inspired drawing directions, and had the option of following the directions created by others.

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WCMA at Night Banner Voting Results

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The results of the banner voting from the first ever WCMA at Night are in.

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Tony Orrico and WCMA at Night

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In anticipation of Tony Orrico’s performance drawing at the first ever WCMA at Night tonight, check out this video of his work!

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LeWitt Video and Gallery Talk

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Sol LeWitt used a grid as the underlying structural principle when he made his first wall drawings in 1968. Thereafter, the grid became a pervasive matrix in all of the media in which LeWitt worked. Check out a Gallery Talk tomorrow and curatorial video here!

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What I love about WCMA

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Photographer Stephen Petegorsky, Digital Imaging Assistant Emily Lemieux, and Photographer Jim Gipe (Photo by Jim Gipe – Pivot Media and Stephen Petegorsky)

I have worked at the Williams College Museum of Art for almost three years, and when I reflect on my favorite moments working here it makes me realize what a unique place WCMA is.

When I came for my interview in 2009 the Niagara show was on. I was very impressed by the work of Katie…

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How were ancient Egyptian amulets used?

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The use of amulets played a very large part in ancient Egyptian religion. They were generally made of various materials including stones and were believed to transfer magical properties to the wearer. The Williams College Museum of Art possesses 160 amulets.

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How did Matta’s Rain get here?

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Thanks to James Thrall Soby’s (author, critic, connoisseur, collector and patron of the arts) enthusiasm for Surrealism and passion for Williams College, Matta’s “Rain” has published, exhibited, and been very much enjoyed by museum staff and visitors alike since 1950.

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How are gold leaf frames made?

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Charles Prendergast (1863–1948) was a successful framemaker and produced highly prized, hand-carved frames for many artists of his time, including John Singer Sargent and his brother Maurice Brazil Prendergast. Check out how gold leaf frames are made and view them all in a new online collection.

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