Center for Material Culture Studies contributes to OSU Inventory of Cultural Property
The February 13th meeting of the working group for the Center for Material Culture Studies will be a working meeting at which attendees can participate in shaping the database of cultural property which is currently in development at the university. Su Au-Arnold, Team leader, Reducing the Risk program, will provide a short presentation on the university's inventory initiative, followed by discussion and contributions of ideas from the CMCS members."Reducing the Risk" is a program started John Kleberg and Patrick Maughan in the Department of Public Safety to protect and document the University's cultural properties (paintings, memorabilia, items regarding university history, or an academic discipline, items of cultural significance, ethnographic objects, books, sports historic materials and other collections). By gathering this information, storing it in an accessible database, we hope to provide the University Community and others with the ability to see the items, study the items, and use them to further study and promote learning.