Online Workshop 4: AI/ML: Increasing Access, Visibility, and Engagement
This workshop will be held online and hosted on ZOOM by the Frick Art Reference Library (NYC) on Tuesday 19th April from 12 pm to 1:30 pm and Wednesday 20th April from 11 am to 1:30 pm EST.
The workshop is FREE to attend, but advanced registration is required.
The registration link for day 1 (19th April) is: https://frick-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kTyIu972RKuH3WzolKDHOQ
The registration link for day 2 (20th April) is: https://frick-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qkuudFAWT0qQtfJkxmIolg
Conversion of Times:
Tuesday, 19 April:
– 9:00 am to 10:30 pm Pacific Daylight (UTC -7)
– 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Central Daylight (UTC -6)
– 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern Daylight (UTC -5)
– 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm UK (UTC +1)
Wednesday, 20 April:
– 8:00 am to 10:30 pm Pacific Daylight (UTC -7)
– 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Central Daylight (UTC -6)
– 11:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern Daylight (UTC -5)
– 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm UK (UTC +1)
Title: AEOLIAN Online Workshop 4: AI/ML: Increasing Access, Visibility, and Engagement
Hosted by the Frick Art Reference Library, this workshop is the fourth in the series of six held by the AEOLIAN (Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Organisations) network.
Guest speakers from cultural institutions in the U.S. and Europe will examine current and future trends in museums and libraries utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), such as machine learning (ML).
Day 1 (Tuesday 19 April) 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
(9:00 – 10:30 PT; 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. London; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Amsterdam/Paris)
Day one of the two-day workshop, held via Zoom, opens with an interactive session led by Elizabeth Merritt and chaired by Catherine Nicole Coleman. The end of the workshop will be followed by an open session where participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with Elizabeth about current technological trends and the role of AI in art galleries, libraries, archives, and museums.
12:00 p.m. — Welcoming Remarks: Samantha Deutch, Digital Art History Lead, The Frick Art Reference Library
12:05 p.m. — Welcomes from the AEOLIAN Network: US Director Glen Layne-Worthey (HathiTrust Research Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) UK Co-Investigators Prof. Claire Warwick (Durham University) and Dr. Paul Gooding (University of Glasgow)
12:15 p.m. — Interactive Workshop, Elizabeth Merritt, Vice President, Strategic Foresight and Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums, American Alliance of Museums
12:55 p.m. — Workshop Chair, Catharine Nicole Coleman, Digital Research Architect at Stanford Libraries and Research Director for Humanities + Design, a research lab at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis in conversation with Elizabeth Merritt contextualizing the conversation for libraries, followed by an audience Q & A.
1:30 p.m. — Workshop 4 concludes
Elizabeth Merritt is the Vice President for Strategic Foresight at the American Alliance of Museums and Founding Director of the Center for the Future of Museums (CFM), a think tank and research and development lab for the museum field. She studied ecology and evolution as an undergraduate at Yale University and received her master’s in cell and molecular biology from Duke University. Her museum career has included working in a children’s museum as well as natural history and history museums, and she is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute’s Museum Management Program. Prior to starting CFM, Elizabeth literally wrote the book on museum standards and best practices as director of the Alliance’s accreditation and excellence programs. She notes this was perfect preparation for her current role as agent provocateur—challenging museums to question assumptions about traditional practice and to experiment with new ways of doing business. Elizabeth is the author of the Alliance’s annual TrendsWatch report and works with museums around the world to help them build a better tomorrow.
Catherine Nicole Coleman is Digital Research Architect at Stanford Libraries and Research Director for Humanities + Design, a research lab at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis. Nicole works at the intersection of the digital library and digital scholarship as a lead architect in the design and development of practical research services. She is currently leading an initiative within the Libraries to identify and enact applications of artificial intelligence—machine perception, machine learning, machine reasoning, and language recognition—to make the collections of maps, photographs, manuscripts, data sets, and other assets more easily discoverable, accessible, and analyzable.
Day 2 (Wednesday 20 April) 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
(8:00 – 10:30 PT; 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. London; 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Amsterdam/Paris)
Day two of this workshop, held via Zoom, features case studies of projects showcasing how artists, libraries, and archives are using AI and ML to enhance visitor experiences. The guest speakers are, in order of appearance, artist Jeanne Susplugas; Louisa Wood Ruby, Executive Director of PHAROS; Robert Erdmann, Senior Scientist at the Rijksmuseum; and Bohyun Kim, Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology, University of Michigan Library. An audience Q&A session will follow each presentation, as well as an open discussion period at the end of the workshop.
11:00 a.m. — Opening Remarks: Samantha Deutch, Digital Art History Lead, The Frick Art Reference Library
11:05 a.m. — Welcomes from the AEOLIAN Network: US Director Glen Layne-Worthey (HathiTrust Research Center, University of Illinois); UK Principal Investigator Dr. Lise Jaillant & Project Coordinator Dr. Katherine Aske (both Loughborough U.); International Co-Investigator Dr. Annalina Caputo (Dublin City U.)
11:10 p.m. — I Will Sleep When I’m Dead, Jeanne Susplugas, Artist
11:40 a.m. — PHAROS: Making Cross-Institutional Discoveries with Linked Open Data and Computer Vision, Louisa Wood Ruby, Executive Director of PHAROS: The International Consortium of Photo Archives
12:00 p.m. — 10 minute break
12: 10 p.m. — Operation Night Watch and Image Search Tool, Robert G. Erdmann, Senior Scientist, Rijksmuseum, and Professor, University of Amsterdam
12:50 p.m. — Machine Learning: A New Tool for Libraries and Archives, Bohyun Kim, Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology, University of Michigan Library
1:20 p.m. — Audience Q & A
19th to 20th April 2022