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Bringing Eileen Online: Reimagining Bard Graduate Center’s Eileen Gray Exhibition during the Pandemic
February 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST| Free
When Covid-19 hit New York City in March, Bard Graduate Center was forced to close the Eileen Gray exhibition that had opened to the public just two weeks earlier. With no timeline for reopening and limited access to the gallery space, the curatorial staff coordinated with the Director of DH/DX (Digital Humanities and Exhibitions) to devise a plan to bring the exhibition to life online. These efforts resulted in an interactive exhibition featured in the New York Times that reimagined the objects and research on display in the gallery and aimed at reaching a global audience during the pandemic.
This demo will explore the challenges involved in transferring the objects and spirit of a physical exhibition online. It will also reveal some of the tools BGC used to create interactive experiences for the project and outline the ways in which this endeavor provided a new path forward for future exhibitions at the institution.
This demo is hosted by:
Emma Cormack: Associate Curator at Bard Graduate Center
Jesse Merandy: Director of Digital Humanities and Digital Exhibitions at Bard Graduate Center