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Wednesday, August 26 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Q&A Session for S15 - Digital Access and Preservation in Artists' Archives: Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions

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This is a live Q&A discussion with the speakers of this pre-recorded, on-demand session.


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Session Description
Join us for a panel discussion of case studies drawn from diverse contexts in artists' archives. Panelists will briefly discuss challenges encountered while preserving artistic legacies digitally with broader access in mind and their solutions for implementation, followed by a moderated Q&A. We'll explore navigating the blurry line between art and archival materials, digital strategies for collections seeking to become more open, and integrating new technologies with future scholarship in mind.

Barsan: Digital Access and Preservation in Artists' Archives: Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions
Dunne: Starting from scratch, solo: Introduction and establishment of archival concepts and digital workflow in small institutions. Lessons and experience from a lone-archivist.
Korns: Preservation of Born-Digital Materials in the Jason Rhoades Archive
Lyon: Semantic technologies for artists' archives: The Robert Rauschenberg Project
Wahbeh: Art documentation in a museum setting: preserving artistic practice through collaboration and digital preservation

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Erin Barsan

Archives & Collections Information, Small Data Industries
Erin is an archivist passionate about art stewardship. As a consultant at Small Data Industries, she helps her clients (museums, art collectors, artists, and foundations) solve problems preventing them from meeting their missions of preservation.

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Farris Wahbeh

Benjamin and Irma Weiss Director of Research Resources, Whitney Museum of American Art
Farris Wahbeh works within the field of cultural informatics to enhance access to art and archival collections. Mr. Wahbeh has worked with collections that house archival materials ranging from the 18th century to art collections of the 21st.

Jenny Korns

Digital Archivist, Hauser & Wirth Institute
Jenny Korns is the Digital Archivist at Hauser & Wirth Institute, a nonprofit private operating foundation dedicated to art historical scholarship and to the preservation and accessibility of artists' archives.Ms. Korns received her MSLIS from Pratt Institute School of Information... Read More →

Emily Dunne

Archivist and Librarian, International Center of Photography
Emily Dunne is head Archivist and Librarian at the International Center of Photography, and the first professionally trained archivist at the institution. Previously, she was also the first professional archivist for artist Martha Rosler?s studio.
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Meghan Lyon

Librarian-in-Residence, Library of Congress
Meghan Lyon is currently the Librarian-in-Residence at the Digital Content Management Section of the Library of Congress. During graduate school, she was Project Manager for the Robert Rauschenberg Project, a linked open data project by the Semantic Lab at Pratt. She was also a NYARC... Read More →

Wednesday August 26, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)