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Listen to the Land multimedia project wins state museum award

 

TIFTON—“Listen to the Land,” a student-run and produced multimedia collaboration between the Gallery at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture and the ABAC School of Arts & Sciences, was named the recipient of the 2024 Multimedia Award by the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries.

The Georgia Association of Museums and galleries is comprised of more than 250 members statewide including individuals, businesses, and art, history, natural history, and science museums. The award was announced during this year’s annual museums conference which took place on January 19 in Athens. The GAM Awards committee congratulated the “Listen to the Land” team for all that the project contributed to the Tifton community and to the museum field.

ABAC’s “Listen to the Land” launched in the Fall semester of 2022 with funding from the Gail Dillard Faculty Enrichment Grant and the Georgia Pecan Growers Association. The opening event on April 7, 2023 featured a podcast premiere, visual arts exhibition, written word display, a digital mapping software, a scent library interactive display and a Georgia-grown foods reception at the Gallery. This was the Gallery’s first multimedia event to combine sound, visual, writing, digital, scent, and taste all into one project.

A dedicated group of 11 ABAC students worked with Dr. Thomas Grant, Curator Polly Huff, Dr. Russell Pryor, and Dr. Michael Maw on this project.

Season 2 of “Listen to the Land” will premiere with a screening and an exhibition in September 2024.

 

The “Listen to the Land” team: Anfernee McDonald, Sydney Doss, Colton Creel, Russell Pryor, Abisai Vazquez, Hayden Norman, Polly Huff, Thomas Grant. Not pictured: Michael Maw, Collin Hammock

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