Personal Archiving Mini-Workshops in the Visual Resources Library
The Visual Resources Library of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be conducting a series of short Personal Archiving workshops on focused topics for the Fall 2022 semester. If you are a member of the UNC community who is an artist, art historian, archivist, librarian, or just art-interested, these one-and-a-half-hour sessions will introduce you to concepts and tools for managing the many materials, records, documents, images, and files–physical and digital–that you acquire and keep as part of working with art or making art. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by large quantities of “stuff,” you can begin to use these materials as resources for your professional advancement: for artists, you can increase your productivity, make your work more accessible to others, retain your rights to your work and its reproductions, and increase your visibility in your community of practice; for archivists and scholars, you can research, write, and publish more efficiently, increase critical access to these materials that support and inspire new work, and create sustainable relationships with the makers in your community. Each mini-workshop is intended to model a practice of establishing ongoing goals for managing your archives that are SMART: Specific, Manageable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-based.
All workshops will be held on a Thursday from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Visual Resources Library, Hanes Art Center, Room 214, UNC-Chapel Hill, 115 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599. Light refreshments will be served at each workshop.