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Carolyn Lucarelli

Penn State University
Visual Resources Curator
University Park, PA, United States
Carolyn Lucarelli has worked as a visual resources curator in the Department of Art History Visual Resources Centre (VRC) at Penn State University since 1998. Before coming to Penn State, she was assistant museum librarian in the Photograph and Slide Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and assistant curator of visual resources in the Department of Art History at Dartmouth College. She has moved through a variety of changes in the visual resources field in her 30+ years in the profession. Under her leadership, the VRC manages the Art History Department digital image collection and the Palmer Museum of Art public online collection as well as several digital exhibitions that reach across disciplines and units at Penn State. Carolyn is co-creator and administrator of a digital asset management system for the College of Arts and Architecture’s marketing and communications images. Recently, she has been involved in new initiatives in Digital Art History, fostering the use of technologies and resources relevant to digital scholarship, teaching, and publishing. She also teaches a copyright workshop for art history graduate students. She has served the Visual Resources Association in a variety of roles over the years, including VRA Bylaws Review Committee member, chair of the VRA Nominating Committee, VRA Education Committee member, VRAF (Visual Resources Association Foundation) Board of Directors, VRAF Internship Award Selection Committee member, curriculum specialist for the ARLIS/NA-VRA Summer Educational Institute (SEI), and most recently, co-chair of the VRA Identity Task Force. Carolyn holds a B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and an M.A. in Art History from Dartmouth College.
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