Reference materials - books, photographs, files, clippings, sample materials, etc. that are used for inspiring or planning work.
Process records - materials document the process of art production -- making the artwork. This includes information about paints, stones, or other media; sketches; photographs of the artwork in progress or in particular settings; information about installation; etc.
Business records - materials that document the business aspects of art production, exhibition, and sales. Business records include information about galleries or buyers, print or digital catalogs from shows, etc.
Artwork - while "artwork" clearly includes the art object itself (in whatever form it takes), it also includes records of information about the piece, like the year of production, medium, artist statements, etc.
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
White Gloves? Preservation practices from poor to perfect—demystified - Julie Newton
Best Practices For Saving Materials In An Emergency - Ann Frellsen
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Medium(s) Date Created
Image file name Signature location
Image file location Price
Work description Notes