Preservation & Access:  Intro to Archives for Artists and Creative Agencies Date
December 10, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TALAS, 330 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

10am – 1pm:  What’s in your Archives?  Collections Care and Identification

2pm – 5pm:  Digital Archives and Preservation:  Creating and Storing Digital Assets

$75 per Workshop or $125 for both.

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Archives provide access.  A collection of documentation about your artwork or business provides context for reviewers, research material for curators and scholars, and inspiration for future projects.  Your archive may include:

  • Email and other correspondence
  • Sketchbooks and journals
  • Planning drawings and drafts
  • Publications and press
  • Contracts and legal documents
  • Documentation of projects in analog and digital formats (photos, videos, etc)
  • Finished works and portfolios

For Artists:  Preservation of your sketches, photographs, and correspondence creates a record about the time and place in which they were created, and your creative process.

For Creative Agencies:  Early works and prototypes, portfolios, contracts, and drafts represent the development of your brand and products.

Establish ownership:  Documentation of your work will make it easier to maintain ownership and claim copyright in the future.

Digital assets need organization, too.  Identifying, organizing, and storing your digital archives (emails, photos, data) follow the same principles as a paper collection:  good knowledge of your assets, and upkeep over time.  Documenting your creative history through digital images or scanning analog works create important records within your archive, and should involve standards for equipment, image capture, and file naming.

Workshops are open to private and professional artists, design studios, architects, students, and other creative practitioners.

Presented by Eva Grizzard, a Preservation Specialist from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). Eva provides preservation guidance for public and private organizations through assessments, consulting, and outreach. She provides expertise on a variety of formats and subjects, including audiovisual materials, environmental monitoring, and care of archival collections.  Eva’s experience as a fine artist and fabricator supports her interests in collection development, access for special collections, and the history of art and design. She earned an MSLIS, with concentrations in Rare Books and Manuscripts and Special Collections, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management, from the Palmer School at Long Island University.

Founded in 1973, the Northeast Document Conservation Center is the first independent conservation laboratory in the United States to specialize exclusively in the conservation and preservation of paper- and film-based collections. NEDCC provides professional conservation treatment for books, maps, photographs, documents, parchment, papyrus, manuscripts, architectural plans, audio and grooved media formats, and works of art on paper. NEDCC treats many highly significant paper and photographic objects and continues to be the premiere center for the most difficult conservation challenges.