• Visual Materials in the Archive: Determining and Maintaining Value in a Postmodern Climate

    Author(s):
    Jasmine Burns (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Archives, Library & Information Science
    Subject(s):
    Archives, Material culture, Visual culture
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    documentary art, materiality, visual materials
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6Q100
    Abstract:
    This paper engages with the existing body of archival literature that addresses what has been termed “documentary art” in order to address questions regarding the treatment of visual materials in archival practice and theory. It will also borrow and apply theories from the disciplines of material culture studies and art history in order to form a comprehensive understanding of the overall treatment of visual materials in a variety of collections. Through the lens of such theories, a discourse emerges that addresses the larger implications of the bibliographical treatment of visual materials within the archive, leading to the proposal of a solution to the problem of maintaining archival value in both physical and digital form.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    VRA Bulletin
    Volume:
    4
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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