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Loss of the University of Texas’s Research Collection in Fine Arts Professor John R. Clarke (Endorsed by the Art History Faculty)

Loss of the University of Texas’s Research Collection in Fine Arts Professor John R. Clarke (Endorsed by the Art History Faculty) Scholars and artists at the University of Texas at Austin are deeply anguished that 75,000 books, periodicals, and music scores have been removed from the Fine Arts Library to make room for offices and classrooms.… Continue reading Loss of the University of Texas’s Research Collection in Fine Arts Professor John R. Clarke (Endorsed by the Art History Faculty)

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Report of the Fine Arts Library Task Force, released April 3, 2018

April 3, 2018 'In (an) effort to address the ongoing concerns about the future of the library, Dean Doug Dempster released a statement to the community, announcing his intention to form two Task Forces: one to explore and evaluate alternatives to having the Fine Arts collection concentrated on the 5th floor of the Doty Fine… Continue reading Report of the Fine Arts Library Task Force, released April 3, 2018

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Recommendations for the Future of the Fine Arts Library from Dean Douglas Dempster and Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Lorraine Haricombe to UT Provost Maurie McInnis

On Wednesday April 5, 2018, the Dean of the College of Fine Arts Doug Dempster and Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Lorraine Haricombe published the following letter, which outlines their recommendations based on the Fine Arts Library Task Force report released on April 3. Dean Dempster and Vice Provost Haricombe's key recommendations are the… Continue reading Recommendations for the Future of the Fine Arts Library from Dean Douglas Dempster and Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Lorraine Haricombe to UT Provost Maurie McInnis

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Art History Faculty Joint Statement

(Downloadable PDF version:Art History Faculty Statement: Ten Reasons FAL is Essential) December 6, 2017 To: Dean Douglas Dempster, Provost Maurie McInnis, Vice-Provost Lorraine Haricombe, Director of UT Libraries Cc: President Greg Fenves From: The Art History Faculty Re: Future of the Fine Arts Library A number of letters have already been sent to you, but… Continue reading Art History Faculty Joint Statement

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Butler School of Music Faculty Statement

(Downloadable PDF version: School of Music Faculty Statement) October 26, 2017 Dear Dean Dempster, We were pleased to receive your letter of October 18, which addressed the serious concerns that have been raised about the future of the Fine Arts Library as an independent branch of the UT library system. We were reassured to hear that… Continue reading Butler School of Music Faculty Statement

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Letter from Curators and Staff at the Blanton Museum of Art

"Dear Dean Dempster and Vice Provost Haricombe, We write as museum professionals deeply engaged in the academic life of The University of Texas at Austin. Having timely access to the collection of the Fine Arts Library is essential to our mission of providing intellectually rigorous and engaging museum content to our audiences at the University… Continue reading Letter from Curators and Staff at the Blanton Museum of Art