Sharpen your thinking with the webinar series 'To imagine otherwise: future archives'

De digitale transformatie van onze samenleving heeft een enorme impact op de aard en vorm van informatie. Ook kunst neemt hierbij steeds vaker niet-tastbare vormen aan. Anno 2021 vormt de bewaring ervan een grote uitdaging voor kunst- en erfgoedorganisaties. Vier organisaties die werken rond kunstenerfgoed organiseren hierover de webinarreeks To imagine otherwise: future archives.
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De digitale transformatie van onze samenleving heeft een enorme impact op de aard en vorm van informatie. Ook kunst neemt hierbij steeds vaker niet-tastbare vormen aan. Anno 2021 vormt de bewaring ervan een grote uitdaging voor kunst- en erfgoedorganisaties. Vier organisaties die werken rond kunstenerfgoed organiseren hierover de webinarreeks To imagine otherwise: future archives.

Het archief van de toekomst

De titel verwijst naar een artikel over het archief van de toekomst dat Michelle Caswell, Associate Professor of Archival Studies verbonden aan de University of California Los Angeles, schreef samen met Alda Allina Migoni, Noah Geraci & Marika Cifor. Michelle Caswell is dan ook een van de sprekers die ingaat op technologische, praktische en ethische kwesties, zoals:

  • What do we preserve?
  • How do we determine what should be preserved?
  • How do we preserve?
  • How can we decide today what is important for the future?
  • What about our blind spots? Do we construct the past from a specific frame of mind? Do we unconsciously engage in canon formation?
  • Do we have a responsibility to portray gender and diversity?
  • What about participation?
  • How do we relate to governments and the public?
  • And in all this: how do we justify our choices?

In a series of four webinars, spread over the fall of 2021 and the spring of 2022, four international leading experts will talk about the archive of the future. After each lecture there will be plenty of time to ask questions and share experiences. Each lecture stands alone. You choose which and how many lectures to attend. The moderators are Saskia Scheltjens, head of Research Services departement of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and her colleague Maarten Heerlien, he is head of Collection Information & Archives at the Research Services department . The language is English. Participation is free of charge.

This series is intended for anyone in cultural heritage for whom managing and documenting (art) heritage is a challenge and an assignment. In addition, everyone who is interested in this theme is also welcome.

Program

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 3:00 - 4:30 pm CET | “Participatory Archives: Within and Beyond the Archival Institution” by Alexandra Eveleigh, Collections Information Manager at Wellcome Collection in London.

You can find the registration form here.

  • Friday, February 11, 2022, 3:00 - 4:30 pm CET | “The Urgency of Feminist Standpoint Appraisal” by Michelle Caswell, Associate Professor of Archival Studies, Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

You can find the registration form deze here.

The webinars in the spring of 2022 will address the topics of "representativeness" and "digital preservation”. More information follows soon.

To imagine otherwise: future archives is an initiative of CEMPER, Letterenhuis, M HKA/CKV, VAi i.s.m. FARO en meemoo.

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