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Radio Chipstone: What's in a Jug?

Gloriann Langva is a second year grad student studying Ceramics at UW Madison. Her narrative work reflects her desire to create sculptures that tell a story. This semester she decided to take class​ in Material Culture that focused on Victorian Ceramics. The class project was to curate a show entitled, “What's in a Jug.”

In this edition of Radio Chipstone contributor Gianofer Fields met Langva in the Object Study Room at the Chazen Museum. It's where the jugs live and it's also the place Langva studies works of the past for inspiration:

Curiosity lead Ellen Faletti to take a class in the Material Culture department at UW-Madison. Faletti is a second year master's student in the Library and INformation Program. But she says her interest in stories objects tell lead her to two semesters focusing on 19th Century ceramics.

In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Faletti and contributor Gianofer Fields meet at the "What's in a Jug" student exhibition at the Chazen Museum to discuss the importance of inclusion when it comes to both information technology and museum collections. The challenge for both is to find ways to break down barries, real or imagined, and offer people a chance to discover their own stories reflected the once everyday objects now behind glass:

Material culture contributor Gianofer Fields with Ellen Faletti.

Material culture contributor Gianofer Fields curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is funded by the Chipstone Foundation, a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.