Photographers and Archives Session 1: Creating the Archive with Alison Nordström and Hilary Roberts

In a VII Insider series of conversations moderated by Paul Lowe, curators Alison Nordström and Hilary Roberts draw upon their vast professional experience to consider how archives are created, what is involved in maintaining them for future generations, and issues associated with their exploitation.

If you missed Session 1: Creating the Archive, Session 2: Preserving the Archive, or Session 3: Accessing The Archive, or you wish to revisit the conversations, recordings of the events are available until March 5 to Freemium VII Insider subscribers. After that, they will be available to Premium subscribers along with all other VII Insider resources.

Session 1. Creating the Archive (January 7)

  • What is an archive (including the difference between a collection and an archive)?
  • Who creates an archive? What is its purpose? What should be included (proactive vs passive collecting)?
  • How should it be organized? What is the cost of creating an archive? What is its value?
  • What are the essential decisions when creating an archive?
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