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New York Archives Week is almost here!!
This fall, ART will be celebrating its 23rd annual New York Archives Week, October 9th - 15th, 2011. Please visit our Archives Week web page for a complete listing of all ART-coordinated Archives Week events. We are thrilled to announce that approximately twenty-five Archives Week events will be held in New York City this year. On behalf of the ART Board and all participating institutions, we hope you can attend!
*The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York recognizes the generous sponsorship of Archives Week by MetLife and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.
New York Archives Week’s premier event is the ART Awards Ceremony, the only awards program in the metropolitan New York area dedicated to honoring the work of archivists and those who support archival programs. This official celebration is vital to our professional community as these awards help strengthen relationships between New York City archivists and their supporters, and provide an opportunity for archivists to be honored by their colleagues. In this spirit, ART is pleased to announce its 2011 honorees:
The ceremony will be held at Columbia University’s Faculty House on Thursday, October 13th. We are expecting more than 100 guests and are poised for a great evening! We will be issuing Commemorative Journals containing wishes to our honorees and advertisements. Including a message in the commemorative journal is a great way to publish a statement to an honoree or to promote your business. Attached is an easy form, which you can fill out and email or mail to the Awards Committee. But please, act quickly as we need all journal ads by Wednesday, September 14, 2011.
Journal Advertisement Form
Thank you in advance for your support!
Bonnie Marie Sauer
Awards Committee Chair
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:
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 email@example.com.
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York recognizes the generous sponsorship of Archives Week by MetLife and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.
The archives of many institutions contain artists’ records -- documents created by artists that often bear witness to the creative process, as evinced by sketches, doodles, and other notations. Artists’ records differ from other types of records due to their inherent connection to the art object and the art market. In recent years there has been a plethora of symposia and conferences dedicated to artist archives, art history and “the archive,” as well as to the use of archival materials by contemporary artists. While crucial, these investigations have been driven almost entirely by art historians and have not included the perspectives of archivists and special collections librarians. As part of an effort to broaden the discussion surrounding artists’ records, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York has organized a two day symposium, “Artists’ Records in the Archives,” to be held on October 11th and 12th 2011. Focusing on the perspective of the information professional, this symposium will address how contemporary artists use artists’ records in their work, the significance of artists’ records in archives for scholars and curators, and how archivists and special collections librarians manage artists’ records in their repositories.
Possible topics or areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Date: October 11 - 12, 2011
All individual presentations will be 20 minutes long (10 page paper).
Submissions must include a title, name of author and institutional affiliation, abstract (250 words max), and indication of technological requirements.
Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted.
A small travel stipend is available. If interested please indicate in the submission.
Deadline for Proposals: Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2011.