Allison J. Cywin

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Allison J. Cywin, Librarian and Director of the Visual & Media Literacy Hub (VML) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Co-Principle (PI) for UMassBrut grant. She received her M.S. in Library and Information Science at Simmons College, Boston, MA and her B.S. at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, in Historic Preservation and American Culture, with a concentration in art and architectural history and preservation. During her tenure at UMass Dartmouth, she has participated in numerous grant and collaborative projects (including exhibitions, symposiums, and public events) related to Paul Rudolph and his Brutalist campus. Prior to her academic career, she worked extensively for art, cultural and house museums and served in several professional capacities including curator of photographs, and works on paper, collections manager, archivist, digital asset manager, and library director at the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Art Museum. She has received conservation grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Historical Publications & Records Commission and served as a grant reviewer for digital projects. She participates on various professional museum and library committees and boards.