“Giving up the Archive?” study day, London, 1st July 2013

Reflections on the creation, examination and dissemination of arts organisations’ archives.

1 July 2013, White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey SE1 3TQ

Many arts organisations are interested in locating and exploring their archival heritage. What are the driving forces behind this interest? How much archive material survives, where and in what condition? What can archives tell us about the history of these organisations and how important are they to their contemporary activities? This study day aims to explore these questions, providing reflections and case studies from academics, curators, artists and archivists.

Organised by ARLISUK & Ireland in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Art.  Supported by funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Contributors will include Dr Dominic Paterson (University of Glasgow); Ross Sinclair; Marysia Lewandowska; Dr Julie Bacon (University of Kent);  Dr Francis McKee (CCA Director and GSA Research Fellow); Prof Beryl Graham (CRUMB at University of Sunderland); and Donna Romano (NIVAL).

Who should attend: Curators, Academics, Artists, Archivists

When: 1 July 2013, 10am-4pm approx.


ARLIS members £75

ARLIS students £43

Non-ARLIS £90

Non-ARLIS student £53

Email the giving_up_the_archive_booking_form to bookings.art@gmail.com or post to Lorraine Blackman, ARLIS Administrator, GSA Event, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL.

Refreshments will be provided during the day: a drinks reception will be provided after the event, please indicate in your booking email if you do not wish to attend.

Third Eye Centre Bookshop, 1980s
Third Eye Centre Bookshop, 1980s