University of Dayton Libraries
Dayton, Ohio

Art for Citizens and Celebrants: The Sculpture of Robert C. Koepnickuniversity of dayton libraries 3

In this project, our team conducted research in the Robert C. Koepnick papers recently donated to the University of Dayton Archives. During this work we forged an interpretive plan and narrative and selected photos and documents for graphic presentation. We also worked with the sculptor’s family and the archives to select three-dimensional models, maquettes and finished artworks to place in the exhibit in the lobby gallery of the Roesch Library at UD. In the process we worked to take advantage of, but also occasionally subdue, ambient and fluorescent lighting, eliminate security blind spots and move and mount some cumbersome and heavy pieces.

Associate: Amy Reichert, Architecture + Design

Pamela Houk, Art Curator and Museum Education Consultant



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“This was the first time we hired a professional museum consultant to mount an exhibit within our gallery space and we are glad we worked with Germann & Associates. Using images, personal documents and sculpture Germann & Associates curated, designed and installed an informative and attractive exhibit that tells the story of a beloved artist and teacher. Curating this exhibit called for extensive research using archival records to write the history and stories, then select the items to be used, in addition to the actual design and layouts.”

Katy Kelly
Communications and Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor
University of Dayton