Event: Seminar: Archiving Digital Architectural Collections: Expanding Practices, Uses and Future Potential. Online event, 2 December 2020

An online event hosted by The Library of Congress, Washington DC, and the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (ICAM)

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 10:00 am-11.30am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Facilitator: Aliza Leventhal, Acting Section Head, Technical Services, Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress; Washington, DC

Session overview. This session, co-hosted with the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (ICAM), will explore the strengths and challenges that born-digital design files present for collecting, accessing for research, and exhibiting. Four presentations from the critical perspectives of technologists, curators, academics, and archivists will establish a shared foundation for attendees to participate in theoretical and practical discussions ranging from visual literacy (the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image) involving the complex born-digital design exhibition description practices and appraisal priorities for collecting institutions.

Panelists: 

  • Dr. Teresa Fankhänel, Curator, Architekturmuseum der TUM; Munich, Germany
  • Dr. Klaus Rechert, Academic Researcher, University of Freiburg; Freiburg, Germany
  • Wim Lowet, Consultant: Digital Archives, Flanders Architecture Institute; Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr. Katie Pierce Meyer, Head of Architectural Collections, Architecture & Planning Library, University of Texas, Austin; Austin, Texas, USA

Registration for the session is now open via Eventbrite.

This is a free event. Members and non-members of ICAM are welcome to participate.

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