Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture
The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture is a learning space in the Department of Art History and Archaeology made possible by the generosity of the Robert H. Smith family.
About The Collaboratory
The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture is a learning space in the Department of Art History and Archaeology made possible by the generosity of the Robert H. Smith family.Learn More
DirectoryLearn more about Collaboratory faculty, staff and students
Current projects include regular events like the annual Freedman's Bureau Transcribe-a-Thon and "Talking About Art," a series of short videos explaining terms and concepts in art history. Watch this space for information about current research, or browse the "Talking About Art" video collection on our Vimeo channel, linked below.
Talking About Art
Learn more about our past projects, from virtual models of art galleries to virtual tours and interactive maps. You can also download materials from past workshops that explore a variety of software and digital research methods or dig into the "Digital Dimensions" conference archive.Past Projects
Student Research and Learning
A group of undergraduate and graduate students called the Digital Innovation Group (DIG) works collaboratively to propose and carry out ongoing projects.Learn more about DIG
Welcome to The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture
The Collaboratory fosters an environment of curious and resourceful inquiry into the digital humanities, specifically digital art history, to support student and faculty research and teaching, both within the department and throughout the university community.
As fellows and interns, graduate and undergraduate students form the core of our Collaboratory community and thrive in a space of expression and iterative, hands-on learning. Our ethos of outreach, support and co-creation of innovative projects and processes is forged with partners both at the University of Maryland and in communities beyond campus borders, including area museums such as The Phillips Collection and the Riversdale House Museum.
The staff of the Collaboratory, whose research and expertise extends into many aspects of both art history and archaeology, is committed to creating a welcoming, supportive, and equitable space for all, a place where we embrace the process of discovery and experimentation.
Digital Innovation Group (DIG)
DIG is the primary engine of creative action at the Collaboratory. The DIG is a team of Graduate Assistants who develop projects that enhance the teaching and research carried out in the Department of Art History and Archaeology (and beyond) at the University of Maryland.Learn more about DIG
To learn more about collaborative projects, technical strategies or to schedule the visualization space, please get in touch with our director or assistant director. And follow us on social media!