April 14, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMUptown Campus
"Changing Styles of Newcomb Pottery: What the Data Shows Us"
Sierra Polisar, Collections Manager and Registrar at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, will discuss the museum’s collection of Newcomb Pottery, a commercial art pottery operating at Newcomb College from 1896-1939. By examining the objects themselves as primary source material, Polisar will discuss what the ceramics reveal about the Pottery’s ever-changing explorations of the modern, while also detailing the strategies the museum’s inventory team used to catalog and digitize the collection.
Sierra Polisar is the Collections Manager and Registrar at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans. She recently spearheaded the museum’s complete collections inventory, digitizing over 7,000 artworks in the museum’s collection. Prior to her work at Newcomb, Polisar worked as an Assistant Loans Registrar at the British Library in London, and as a Collections Technician at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Polisar received a B.A. in American Studies from Goucher College and an M.A. in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester.