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Emory’s Artists’ Archives: Managing Personal Collections: Helpful Links

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.

Collection Care - Library of Congress

Library of Congress Collection Care

Understanding Why and How Paper Degrades Paper Deterioration: Some Essential Facts

Caring for Collections (by type/format)

Museum Management Program - Conserve O Grams

What are Conserve O Grams?
They are short, focused leaflets about caring for museum objects, published in loose-leaf format.New topics are added as needed and out-of-date issues are revised or deleted. Semiannual supplements will be issued for an indeterminate period.

Click here to view the current selection of Conserve O Grams.

Artists' Studio Archives Workbook

This workbook is designed to help artists manage their studio archives, including physical and digital materials. The workbook covers strategies for planning and executing studio archiving projects, providing guides and activities to develop core skills. For more information see Click on the cover image to download a free pdf version or pay for a paperback copy of the workbook here.

Online Database Tools

Spreadsheets can be a handy way to keep an inventory of your works and supplies, but if you need something more in-depth and robust, you may consider a database, which can show information like a spreadsheet but with individual records in which you can upload images, make notes, and include any other metadata that will help you keep track of your work. These database sites offer free plans and templates to help you get started:

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