Jock Reynolds Joins Artstor Board of Trustees
The most recent in a series of collaborations with Yale University Art Gallery
(New York, NY) July 6, 2012 - Artstor announced today that Jock Reynolds, the Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, has joined its Board of Trustees.
Neil L. Rudenstine, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Atstor, said, “I am extremely pleased that Jock Reynolds is joining the Artstor board. He is an absolutely outstanding museum director. He is dedicated to education at all levels, and has been an innovator in collection-sharing to help strengthen the programs of many museums, lending riches from Yale’s own collections. Finally, his deep engagement with modern and contemporary art will be an enormous benefit as Artstor continues to grow in these areas.”
Prior to his position at the Yale University Art Gallery, Reynolds spent nine years as Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy. Before that, he was the Executive Director of the Washington Project for the Arts, a multi-disciplinary visual artists association in Washington, D.C. During the ten years prior to that position, he was an Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at the Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art at California State University at San Francisco. He was also co-founder of 80 Langton Street, one of San Francisco's premier contemporary artists' organizations.
Reynolds is a visual artist who received his B.A. degree in 1969 from the University of California, Santa Cruz and his M.F.A. degree in 1972 from the University of California at Davis. He has won numerous grants and awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowships, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Washington State Arts Commission grant for public art.
The Yale University Art Gallery has been collaborating with Artstor since 2007, sharing nearly 2,000 images of highlights from its permanent collection in the Artstor Digital Library, one of many contributions from Yale University that also include the Dura-Europos and Gerasa Archives and the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Yale University has also been one of nine lead partners in the development of Shared Shelf, Artstor’s Web-based cataloging and image management software service.
About Artstor: Artstor is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to further education and scholarship through digital technologies. The Artstor Digital Library provides 1.4+ million images in the arts and sciences and a Workspace to search, browse, present, and save images both online and offline for teaching and research purposes. For more information, visit artstor.org.
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