Archives: Best Practice

Archives: Best Practice

Archives: Best Practice
Saturday 21 September, 11am-12.30pm
Deadline to sign up: 9 September
This Toolkit is now full. Places for the symposium are still available.

 
At Eastside Projects we have been working on the gallery’s archive of design, correspondence and ephemera and in September we will present an exhibition of curator Lynda Morris’ personal archive. In relation to this ESP has invited artist and archivist Karen Di Franco to lead a practical toolkit session on working with archives. Archives can take many forms and scales: some are formed of digital files, some of physical objects; some hold internationally significant information while some house nonsensical fragments. They can speak of personal relationships and institutional processes, of historic moments and current trends. 

In this informal event Karen will give tips for best practice when working with physical and digital archives and will share some of her experiences of developing exhibitions and publications from various collections and archives. Karen is happy to offer feedback on particular archival projects under development so please bring questions and information on your own work.

Karen will also be presenting at the Archive This ESP symposium in the afternoon of September 21.
 
This toolkit is free for ESP members but places are limited. If you have any questions please email elinor@eastsideprojects,org
 
Karen Di Franco has worked with collections of materials and ephemera relating to artistic practice and book production; with the archives of both individuals and institutions. Recent projects include the development of Book Works online archive and the touring exhibition and publication, Again, A Time Machine (2010-2012). She has been an independent researcher in the UK Web Archive at the British Library and currently works with the Contemporary Art Society and CHELSEA Space.