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Archives Week 2011 - Call for Events

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 7:24 PM | Anonymous member
This fall, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) will be celebrating its 23rd Annual New York Archives Week, October 9th - 15th, 2011. Archives Week events are designed to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of preserving and making accessible our documentary heritage. Activities include a wide range of programming, including lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and tours of repositories, all free and open to the public. 

Archives Week is intended to be a coordinated effort to bring the significance and accomplishments of archives to the public's attention.  Last year, over two dozen institutions in New York City held events or exhibitions relating to archival records. We would like to see similar participation this year and thus urge you and your repositories to plan an Archives Week event. 

Suggested Archives Week activities:

  • Hold an open house, highlighting unique materials held by your repository.
  • Mount an exhibit using materials from your repository.
  • Demonstrate or report on activities/projects supported by grants.
  • Ask a researcher to speak on the value of your collections to his/her research.
  • Present a film festival using films or videos held by your repository.
  • Sponsor lunchtime talks by archivists, historians, and other researchers.
  • Organize a walking tour of your repository's neighborhood.

In addition, as part of an effort to draw public attention to Archives Week and highlight the importance of our repositories and collections, ART will sponsor three events: on Tuesday, October 11th we will hold a one day symposium on artists’ records, on the evening of Thursday, October 13th we will honor our colleagues at our Annual Awards Ceremony, and on Saturday, October 15th, the second K-12 Archives Education Institute will take place.

For all other Archives Week events, please complete this form to be submitted for inclusion in the Archivists Round Table Archives Week event calendar. The deadline for submission of the form is Thursday, September 1st.  The form should be emailed to president@nycarchivists.org.

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York recognizes the generous sponsorship of Archives Week by MetLife and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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