Indian Arts Research Center on Facebook


In 2009 the Indian Arts Research Center began promoting a Facebook page to connect with a broader audience. Starting with fewer than 100 “fans,” IARC had grown its base to more than 1,200 people by early 2010. With the rising importance of social networking, particularly among younger people and tech-savvy professionals, the staff at IARC believes it is important to join other nonprofit institutions not only in reaching beyond its usual audience but also in reuniting with people from its past.

Through Facebook, IARC has been able to promote its events and programs, allow for informal discussions, reconnect with SAR alumni, and share glimpses of everyday life and the collections at the IARC. Overseen by program coordinator Elysia Poon, interns work on keeping the Facebook page updated as part of their daily duties. Commenting on a March post featuring some IARC collection items, 1999–2000 Harvey W. Branigar Jr. Intern Miles Miller exclaimed, “I love the IARC collection! I recognize a few of these pieces. I really miss the place.”

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