Organized by ICP and co-sponsored by NYU's Department of Photography and Imaging, What Is an Archive? will examine what expectations scholars, curators, and visitors bring to physical versus online archives and how their use differs. Participants will also discuss how archives are made public through museum exhibitions, catalogues, and web presentations. Other topics include integration strategies for virtual collections in the service of scholars and curators; innovative examples of adapting existing archives to presentations in the gallery and online; and the role of metadata, cataloguing, and tagging in increasing accessibility and community involvement.
• Zeina Arida, Director, Arab Image Foundation, Beirut
• Ariel Efron, Designer/filmmaker, Local Projects, New York
• Jorge Ribalta, independent curator, Barcelona
• Jeff Rosenheim, Chief Curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
• Marvin Taylor, archivist, Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University
• Ben Vershbow, Manager, NYPL Labs, New York Public Library, New York
• Laura Wexler, Founder and Director, Photographic Memory Workshop, Yale University, New Haven
This event is made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Presented in collaboration with the Department of Photography and Imaging, New York University/Tisch.