Deaccessioning Documentary

Level of Education of Students Involved


Faculty Sponsor

Sarah Jantzi


Arts and Sciences


Digital Media

ORCID Identifier(s)


Presentation Type

Artistic Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 4-27-2023


Valparaiso University is currently in a unique time of debate and unrest due to the decision to sell Brauer Museum art pieces, also known as "deaccessioning", to fund freshman dormitory renovations. As a digital media student who is interested in the art of storytelling and video production, I took it upon myself to create a documentary that shows the story from various perspectives of impacted individuals. The documentary will also include news articles, audio from other interviews, and footage of the museum and various forms of activism in response to the deaccessioning. Currently, there is no form of media that displays multiple aspects of the story besides the "artisacoreresource" website. I believe it is important for people inside and outside of the Valpo community to understand the importance and effects of this unprecedented situation on our community and other universities.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Nick Davis is a digital media student that works in various mediums such as photography, videography, and graphic design to make in an impact in ways that other mediums can not. His primary goal for the future is to continue striving to change lives by providing creative services to clients. His inspiration for producing the "Deaccessioning Documentary" lies in the complexity and emotional impact of this situation.

For Artistic Presentations

The documentary will require A/V preferably in the VUCA.

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