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Urban Archive: Making archives more accessible through data, design, and collaboration

  • Thursday, December 14, 2023
  • 6:30 PM
  • Zoom (See Event for Details)

Two city street scenes side by side. One is modern, showing an empty street with cars. The other is old, bustling with people and horse-drawn carriages.

Photo courtesy of Ben Smyth, Urban Archive

Event Title: Urban Archive: Making archives more accessible through data, design, and collaboration

Date/Time: Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 6:30 PM (ET)

Format: Zoom

Urban Archive along with its library and museum partners, are pioneering technology to amplify the accessibility of digital collections. Let's explore the transformative impact of shared technology and discuss how it can expand the reach of cultural institutions.

This is a free, virtual webinar hosted via Zoom

Advance registration is required. Upon registering for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation via email with a link to join the webinar. The webinar will be video-recorded.


In 2016, Urban Archive was launched as an experiment with the Museum of the City of New York, Brooklyn Historical Society, and New York Public Library. Our founding team set out to develop a digital experience for organizations that would breathe new life into their archives and engage users in the history of their surroundings.

Photo of Ben Smyth

Ben Smyth is the co-founder of the technology nonprofit Urban Archive and owner of the design studio Little Mega. He lives and works in New York City. For the last 7 years, Ben and the team at Urban Archive have been creating technology that enhances collection engagement and digital storytelling.


Please note that by registering and attending this event/webinar, you automatically grant your consent to be photographed and/ or video-recorded and to the release, publication, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news, newsletters, Metropolitan Archivist, and advertising.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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