Location of Art and Books

K Roe made this Official Information request to University of Auckland

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From: K Roe

Dear University of Auckland,

I have two requests.

GRAY'S ANATOMY (textbook not tv drama related)

I once heard a University of Auckland librarian say that the University was donated an entire collection of the editions of Gray's anatomy. Up until the founding of the Medical School, I would suppose. I wondered what sense to make of this and I realised it has a function in accountability / psychopathy signalling.

I am now wanting to know the location of those books for purposes of public accountabilty of a public resource. There should be a list of all the Editions from the 1st up until the present day.

1a) Which editions are currently available to students because they are located on the shelves? (I am not interested in online only access)

1b) Which editions are held behind the front desk such that a librarian needs to choose to fetch them?

1c) Which editions are held in 'off site storage' such that a librarian needs to put in a request for someone else to fetch them?

1d) Which have been sold?

1e) Which have simply vanished (no record of them in the system anymore and not able to be located on request).

Perhaps this request could be put to John Morrow in his capacity as head of library? Or maybe he isn't head of library after all?

2) ART

I am interested in the whereabouts of the photographs that have been removed from the wall at the top of the first flight of stairs from the lower level of Grafton to the first floor where the library is located.

There was a series of photographs depicting a woman in standing posture poses. She was being observed by a man. The entire situation was being observed by a photographer who was taking the photos. There may have been a shaddow of him visable in the picture too -- I don't remember. The picture was blurry so the identity of the individuals was obscured.

In some of the pictures the woman had been beheaded.

2a) I am interested to know the origin of the photographs. The name of the artist and the name of who donated the work to the Univerity and the name of the individual (acting in what capacity) when the pictures were ordered to be hung on the wall of the Medical School.

2b) I am interested to know the whereabouts of the photographs now. They vanished around the same time McCutcheon was transitioning out. I am wondering who instructed for the pictures to be taken down and the present location of the pictures (whether it be storage, someone's private dungeon / collection, or whether they were destroyed).

Kelly Roe.

Yours faithfully,

K Roe

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Dear Ms Roe,

 

The response to your request for information is attached.

 

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Ewert

University of Auckland

 

 

From: K Roe <[FOI #14680 email]>
Sent: Sunday, 14 February 2021 12:40 PM
To: legal <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Location of Art and Books

 

Dear University of Auckland,

I have two requests.

GRAY'S ANATOMY (textbook not tv drama related)

I once heard a University of Auckland librarian say that the University
was donated an entire collection of the editions of Gray's anatomy. Up
until the founding of the Medical School, I would suppose. I wondered what
sense to make of this and I realised it has a function in accountability /
psychopathy signalling.

I am now wanting to know the location of those books for purposes of
public accountabilty of a public resource. There should be a list of all
the Editions from the 1st up until the present day.

1a) Which editions are currently available to students because they are
located on the shelves? (I am not interested in online only access)

1b) Which editions are held behind the front desk such that a librarian
needs to choose to fetch them?

1c) Which editions are held in 'off site storage' such that a librarian
needs to put in a request for someone else to fetch them?

1d) Which have been sold?

1e) Which have simply vanished (no record of them in the system anymore
and not able to be located on request).

Perhaps this request could be put to John Morrow in his capacity as head
of library? Or maybe he isn't head of library after all?

2) ART

I am interested in the whereabouts of the photographs that have been
removed from the wall at the top of the first flight of stairs from the
lower level of Grafton to the first floor where the library is located.

There was a series of photographs depicting a woman in standing posture
poses. She was being observed by a man. The entire situation was being
observed by a photographer who was taking the photos. There may have been
a shaddow of him visable in the picture too -- I don't remember. The
picture was blurry so the identity of the individuals was obscured.

In some of the pictures the woman had been beheaded.

2a) I am interested to know the origin of the photographs. The name of the
artist and the name of who donated the work to the Univerity and the name
of the individual (acting in what capacity) when the pictures were ordered
to be hung on the wall of the Medical School.

2b) I am interested to know the whereabouts of the photographs now. They
vanished around the same time McCutcheon was transitioning out. I am
wondering who instructed for the pictures to be taken down and the present
location of the pictures (whether it be storage, someone's private dungeon
/ collection, or whether they were destroyed).

Kelly Roe.

Yours faithfully,

K Roe

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