Public Art at the University of Manitoba
UM Public Art is a selection of the art at the University of Manitoba curated by Art Librarian Liv Valmestad, who was part of a pilot project at the University of Manitoba in 2010 where reference librarians were given a smartphone and told to make interesting projects. Through a convergence of media including Google Earth, Flickr, blogging, and QR (quick response) codes, the project focused primarily on the university's outdoor sculpture. Based on information available on the artists, other works were added from St. John’s College, St. Paul’s College, the Faculty of Law, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, the Faculty of Architecture and even the murals in the tunnels! Assistance has been provided by the Libraries, the Faculty of Architecture and a Teaching and Learning with Technology Grant.