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Emory’s Artists’ Archives: Managing Personal Collections: Home

Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library and Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library are hosting a workshop to introduce artists to practical strategies for the long-term management of their archives.

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Archiving for Artists will cover strategies for organization, preservation, and documentation that will help make your archives an integral and useful part of your artistic practice. Having good documentation of your artwork and career will make it easier for you to apply for grant funding, prepare to sell your artwork, and manage the legal aspects of your artistic practice. In the workshop, you will get hands-on experience with a variety of tools and strategies in both large and small group sessions, including best practices for both digital and physical media.

2017 AA workshop

Tentative:  Saturday, August 5th from 11am - 4pm

Workshop Schedule, August 13, 2016

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Why is this important?

  • "I Saw I Had a History" - Randy Gue
  • Artist Archive Show & Tell
  • Discussion

11:00 - 11:10 AM


11:10 - 12:00

What is important?

  • Mapping studio exercise – Julie Newton
  • Discussion
  • Types of Materials  – Katie Rawson

What Do I Have? What Do I Keep?

  • Documentation - Carrie Hintz
  • Artist inventory exercise
  • Discussion

12:30 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 2:30 PM

Moving from Passive to Active Storage

  • Strategies for Organization: Process and Business Records - Carrie Hintz
  • Good, better, best practices for Digital Materials - Dorry Waugh
  • Keeping Track of Your Stuff - Chris Pollette
  • Preservation - Julie Newton
  • Emergency / Disaster planning  - Anne Frellsen

2:30 - 3:00 PM

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Archivists & Librarians

Erica Bruchko -  I help people find, use, and interpret American archives and other library collections. Would you like to know where an artist's collection is held, how to plan an archives visit, or how other students and scholars have used artists' papers? Ask me!

Kim Collins -  I help students and faculty discover, research, contextualize, and teach the history of art.

Carrie Hintz - I manage archives and rare book collections, including organizing and describing the papers of artists, writers, activists, political leaders, and other assorted famous, infamous, and incidental people 

Clinton Fluker, Outreach Coordinator for ECDS

Randy Gue - acquire collections that document the history, culture, and politics of Atlanta, Georgia, and the South and I create exhibitions based on the collections.

Julie Newton - I help art last longer, and I rescue art from  disaster.

Katie Rawson - I help people organize and use digital materials. I also work with researchers (especially in English) to find and make use of materials in their scholarship and writing.

Chris Pollette - I evaluate new technologies to find new ways to help people manage their research.

Dorry Waugh - Digital Archivist  I rescue all kinds of born-digital archival content from aging and obsolete media and applications (think floppy disks, WordPerfect, and AOL) and help born-digital archival content last longer.

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