Emma Metcalfe Hurst

Metadata Design & Processing Activities

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Metadata Design Activity Metadata Processing Activity PDF A sample of two small projects completed for the Metadata course. Includes: A metadata scheme for a database of crowd-sourced pottery signatures (marks / chops) and a review of OpenRefine (a tool for cleaning up metadata) functionalities.


Metadata Individual Project Proposal & Final Project

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Metadata – Individual Project Proposal A preliminary proposal for the final project of the Metadata course, including learning / course objectives and competencies to work towards. PDF Metadata – Final Project My final project is a digital workbook for cultural heritage organizations that are interested in beginning or learning more about crowdsourced metadata projects. It offers an introduction to the concepts of “Crowdsourcing” and “Metadata,” examples of crowdsourced metadata projects in cultural heritage organizations, relevant web-based and app-based tools to use for crowdsourced metadata projects, and a project template to…read more


Blog Post – Interference Archive: Documentation Strategy & Publishing as a DIY Framework for Community Engagement & Outreach

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Interference Archive is not your traditional archives. Situated on a street corner, lined with historic brownstones in the Park Slope residential neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York City, Interference Archive (IA) is a volunteer-run, community archives that has been in operation since 2011. The archives began from the personal collections of two of the original co-founders, Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, who had amassed twenty-five years worth of books, posters, music, print ephemera, moving images, and objects documenting their involvement in various social movements, DIY and punk music scenes, political art and…read more


Volunteer Work

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Volunteer Work ACA@UBC, Graphic Designer. Designed new ACA@UBC logo and promotional materials (ongoing). SLA@UBC, Association Member. UNIT/PITT Projects/Society for Art and Critical Awareness, Treasurer and Board Member. Participated in the Fundraising Committee, the Institutional Memory Committee, and the Hiring Committee. Managed gallery budget with Director/Curator and identified funding sources. Developed fundraising events and activities. Assisted with Succession Planning, Institutional Memory development, and hiring process for the new Director/Curator; including screening applicants, conducting interviews, and administration tasks. Assisted with on-boarding the new Director/Curator. Moniker Press Studios​, Studio Member. Charcuterie​ (publication) /…read more


Artspeak Radio Digest

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Fall 2018 – Artspeak Radio Digest on Vancouver Co-op Radio, CFRO 100.5FM Artspeak Radio Digest was a three-month long program run in partnership with Vancouver Co-op Radio, a community radio station based in the Downtown Eastside since 1973. Taking the form of an audio journal, Artspeak Radio Digest was an expanded approach to Artspeak’s publishing program that culminated into 11 episodes. Each show was conceived of as an individual audio journal issue. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the digest format featured new commissions, sound works, poetry, radio plays, and music amongst…read more


READ Books & Charles H. Scott Gallery

Posted by in Books, Contemporary art, Curatorial, Gallery, Writing

2016 – Book and Gallery Monitor, READ Books  Shelved and organized books. Assisted customers with finding books. Acted as a docent for the gallery exhibitions. Facilitated book purchases. Created book displays and generated descriptions. Uploaded and managed inventory on internal database system. 2013 – Public Programs Assistant, Charles H. Scott Gallery (now the Libby Leshgold Gallery) at Emily Carr University of Art & Design  Generated, edited, and distributed promotional materials for gallery exhibitions and public programming. Provided assistance for public events. Performed website updates and maintenance.


Nanaimo Art Gallery

Posted by in Collection, Contemporary art, Curatorial, Event, Gallery, Writing

2016-2017 – Curatorial Intern, Nanaimo Art Gallery Assisted with the development and research of 7 gallery exhibitions and public programs alongside Nanaimo Art Gallery Curator, Jesse Birch. Co-curated​ ​Dream Islands/Island Dreams​ ​exhibition and public program with Jesse Birch. Independently organized L​IT LIT LIT LIT: Nanaimo​ at Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ArtLab, featuring readings by 4 established and emerging writers. Copyedited promotional materials and publications. Assisted with design and production. Performed exhibition installation of artworks and archival materials in a public gallery setting. Generated shipping and condition reports. Documented gallery programming (photography…read more


Western Front

Posted by in Archives, Collection, Curatorial, Media, Performing arts, Writing

2017-2018 – Archives and Media Intern, Western Front Developed the web-based archival research project ​Acts of Transfer: Performance Art in the Western Front Archive​; featuring 65 newly digitized performance artworks by women-identifying artists in the Western Front archives from 1975-2006. Curated a selection of works and generated new descriptions for the works on the project website/archives. Digitized audio-visual materials including: 6” Open Reel, Umatic SP, Mini DV. Updated permissions for use and access documentation for digitized performance works of 65 artists. Organized, described, and developed storage for WF poster collection….read more


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