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Event in the Library

Thursday, February 6, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
McKillop Library

The Birth of Camouflage

Claudia Covert

Claudia Covert

Claudia Covert, readers' services librarian at the Rhode Island School of Design will present a brief history of science, world events, technology and art that led to the birth of camouflage during World War I. Covert was instrumental in identifying and digitalizing RISD’s collection of dazzle ship plans.

In 2007, Covert's article "Art at War: Dazzle Camouflage" was published in Art Documentation (v.26 #2). Covert was a keynote speaker at the University of Northern Iowa's Envisioning Design Symposium and a panelist at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum for the "New Light on World War I Topics" Symposium. An interview with Claudia Covert was just published in Art New England Jan/Feb 2014 issue.

Claudia Covert currently chairs the Publication and Research committee of the Art Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Dazzle Camouflage