Art History MA student Britt Boler will present her research project “Facsimiles: Expanded Access for Interactive Research” at the 45th Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference in New Orleans this month. Boler’s research is focused on the role of facsimiles in art historical analysis of materiality, codicology, and user reception of medieval manuscripts. In her presentation she demonstrates the importance of quality reproductions of medieval manuscripts for art historical research, showing how these facsimiles allow experiential learning through physical interaction.
Boler received her BA in Art History in 2014 and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science in 2016. She is a graduate research assistant in Art History and a Library Assistant at the FSU College of Law Research Center. She has also worked as an intern and research assistant at the FAMU Architecture Library, FSU Special Collections, the Goldstein Library, and the State Archives of Florida. Britt writes:
I’m honored to present at a national conference where I can continue my professional development as a librarian. It’s a unique opportunity to combine my academic research interests regarding manuscripts and the history of the illustrated book with my professional aspirations to be an arts librarian.