December Event: Collaborations Between Libraries and Museums

  • 02 Dec 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)



Registration Closed



The event will feature two presentations about local collaborations between libraries and museums:


Ali Pizza, Assistant Director at the Gaston County Museum of Art & History, will speak about a collaboration between the Gaston County Museum and the Gaston County Public Library. 


Kate Baillon, Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at Cape Fear Museum, and Dawn Schmitz, Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives at Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte, will speak about a collaboration between Atkins Library and the Levine Museum of the New South.


Free, but registration is required.


Alexandrea (Ali) Cattanea Pizza holds a B.F.A. in Craft and Sculpture from The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, and a M.A. in Arts Administration from Winthrop University. She started her career in collections care at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and completed her training in book and paper conservation at The University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, England. Overall, her work encompasses nearly 20 years in major national and international museum and university collections. In her adopted home of North Carolina, Ali spent 7 years as Director of Preservation and Curator of Rare Books at Belmont Abbey College. Now Assistant Director at the Gaston County Museum of Art & History, she is dedicated to promoting art and history collections that engage and inspire. Additionally, she enjoys motivating teams of creative professionals to build value in their communities and inspire change through the arts. Ali served on the North Carolina Preservation Consortium Executive Board of Directors and owns James Street Bindery, a rare book conservation and consulting business. She resides in Cornelius, NC with her three wild and wonderful children, her husband Joe who is a professor of Contemporary and African American Literature, and a very noisy beagle.


Kate Baillon is Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at Cape Fear Museum, 2017 - present, and she served as VP of Exhibitions at Levine Museum from 2007-2017. She seeks to create equity and access through thoughtful exhibit design and community engagement. Working in collaboration with communities, institutions and departments, she creates platforms and access to build community at the intersection of history, science and exhibition. 


Dawn Schmitz is the Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives in Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte, where she worked as the Digital Programs Archivist starting in 2012. Previously, she worked at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She seeks to make connections between community engagement, equity and inclusion, preservation, and access in academic archives.



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