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Adrienne Figus

Project Manager for the Mellon Museum and Library Collaboration Grant

Adrienne Figus

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Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hillyer Library 123

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B.F.A., Printmaking with Art History Minor, MICA

Adrienne Figus is the Project Manager for Stronger Together: Creating a Collections Data Governance and Digital Preservation Ecosystem at Smith. Stronger Together is a four-year project funded in part by the Mellon Foundation. Adrienne works with staff from the Libraries, Smith College Museum of Art, Botanic Garden of Smith College and other campus partners to develop sustainable governance and infrastructure that will support teaching, learning, research and stewardship for collections at the College.

Adrienne is also an artist, working primarily on paper. She captures the scenic landscapes around Western Massachusetts and here on Smith Campus in watercolor, makes botanical inks from local plants, and is a member of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA. Adrienne enjoys knitting and other fiber arts, with a special interest in visible mending techniques.


Five College Digital Stewardship Committee

Publications & Presentations

Figus, A., Bengert, B. "Communication Plans for Projects (and more!)" Nonprofit Technology Conference, Denver, CO, April 14, 2023.

Figus, A., Alexander, M. “Paper Journaling for Digital Nonprofit Professionals: Thinking, Planning, Reflecting Offline.” Nonprofit Technology Conference, online, March 24, 2022.

Figus, A., Chan, J., & Collins, B. “Draw a Map to Clarity: Visual Communication for Group Decision-making in Technology Projects.” Nonprofit Technology Conference, Online, March 24, 2021.

Figus, Adrienne, et al. “Negotiating Collaboration: Four Case Studies From Grand-funded GLAM Projects.” Talk presented at Museum Computer Network, San Diego, California, November 7, 2019.

Figus, Adrienne, and Genie Gratto. “Sketchnotes: Tools and Tips to Improve Visual Communication.” Talk presented at Nonprofit Technology Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 14, 2019.

Professional Affiliations

Project Management Institute (PMI); Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)