Photographers and Archives Session 2: Preserving 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 ArchiveSession 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 2. Preserving the Archive (January 21)

  • Preserving images and preserving objects. Stages of archive preservation and management (short, medium, long term)
  • Past versus present practice (format issues, accountability, ethics, due diligence)
  • Roles of the photographer, the photographer’s representatives, museum, libraries and archives
  • The acquisition process
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