Board Member Testimonials
This May, ART will hold elections for 6 different positions:
Director of Outreach
Director of Membership
Director of Communications
Director of Publications (new and vacant)
The term of each position is two years, a length of time which allows each member to contribute their unique expertise to the archival community within these collaborative roles. The only exception is Vice President/President-Elect; there is a third year of service as Past-President and as a non-voting member of the Board. As a way to share a more personal review of being on the board, each transitioning director has written a brief summary of their experience.
ART is thrilled to announce that archival material documenting the history of the organization will be processed this spring by our first intern, Leah Constantine. Our collection has been generously stored at the New York Philharmonic Archives for many years where it will be reviewed and documented by Leah over the course of three months. We look forward to her discoveries which will be shared through several posts on our site during the course of her work.
Leah Constantine is currently pursuing her M.S. in Museums and Digital Culture at Pratt Institute with a certificate in Conservation and Digital Curation and is expected to complete her degree by May 2018. She also has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies from the University of North Texas that she completed in 2014. She is currently an Oral History Fellow at the New Museum and has experience with cataloging and preserving film collections, editing digital media and assets, and maintaining and creating web content and editorials. She also enjoys traveling with her dog, reading horror novels, and cooking.
New York Archives Week Symposium 2018: The Uncomfortable Archive
Questionable subject matters. Overly restrictive deeds of gift. Hard-to-justify budgets. We all know any archive worth its salt will (perhaps should) make its stewards occasionally uneasy. And there are also archives that make people outside their administration uneasy–those holding systematic records of government abuses, say, or unintended documentation of objectionable behaviors–and those archives may face everything from purposeful neglect to physical attacks.
During the 2018 New York Archives Week Symposium, we want to make our colleagues shift in their seats. Bring your stories of quandaries, confrontations and sleepless nights, and make us all think about the ultimate question on personal and professional responsibility: “What would I do?”
Read more about how to submit your proposal