Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The National Media Museum in Bradford is hosting a two-day conference on the challenges and opportunities around the acquisition and management of archives by cultural institutions. Such archives may be still, moving or mixed-format; analogue or digital or both; they may be from a company, private, practitioner, virtual, community-based or regional; complete or partial; contained or continually developing.
This is a Call for Papers asking for perspectives on the strategic issues, opportunities and challenges presented by organisations which actively acquire and curate bodies of work. The conference seeks to examine emergent digital technologies and their impact on archival practice and acquisition.
Contributions which evidence new approaches and/or creative and innovative ways of thinking which challenge conventional understanding are particularly welcome.
Four sessions will consider different types of archives encompassing perspectives from:
Suggested themes and questions include:
1. The Archive
2. Mixed Curatorship
3. Ownership, Role and the Value of Attendant Data
4. The Challenges of Copyright
5. The Future of the Archive: The Role of New Technologies
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
UPDATE: The conference web pages can be found here: http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/ArchivesConference
Deadline for abstracts [c.250 words for a 20 minute paper]
9 May 2014
Acceptance of abstracts
30 June 2014
Deadline for texts submission (web)
30 September 2014
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