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Tutor profile: Sarah H.

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Sarah H.
Librarian, Archivist, and Fashion Historian
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Subject: Library and Information Science

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What is the difference between libraries, archives, and museums?

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Libraries collect and provide access to published materials such as books, magazines, academic journals, and newspapers. These usually are not rare or valuable. Patrons can often take items home with them and usually do not need an appointment. Many items are available through online databases to borrow as well. Archives collect and provide access to unpublished documents, usually related to important people or entities. These can include correspondence, manuscripts, and business documents. The materials contained in archives are usually unique and can not be found in another institution. Patrons can view items in person, usually by appointment. Some items may be veiwable through online databases. Museums collect three-dimensional objects including artwork, historical artifacts, and specimens of the natural world. The public can view some of these items when they are on display in the public parts of the museum. Items not on display may sometimes be requested and viewed by appointment. Some objects may be viewable through online databases. There is often overlap between these three types of institutions. For example, a special collections library may collect rare and valuable books or a museum may have an archival department that houses documents related to objects it has collected.

Subject: Fashion

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What are the four different types of fibers:

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-Cellulosic: natural plant fibers such as cotton or flax. -Protein: natural animal fibers such as wool or silk. -Manufactured: man-made fibers created by altering natural materials like cellulose (from wood pulp) to create fibers such as rayon. -Synthetic: man-made fibers created from chemicals (like petroleum derivatives) to create fibers such as polyester.

Subject: Art History

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What is Impressionism and why is it important?

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Impressionism is an artistic movement in France in the late 19th century. The term is primarily used to talk about a small group of painters which include such well-known names as Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, and Claude Monet. Impressionist paintings often focus on capturing the changing qualities of light. Painters would sometimes paint the same subject multiple times at different times of day to capture this change. Visible brushstrokes were another key componant of this style. Impressionism is improtant because it represents a move away from strict compositional rules and towards a more experimental idea of painting.

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