Arlis/ANZ awards grants to enable members to engage in activities which benefit Arlis/ANZ and align with the Society’s vision and goals.
Reports of Past Grant Awards
Recipient: Caroline McBride.
Librarian/ Archivist, E H McCormick Research Library.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.
Award: Travel grant. AUD$2000.
On March 22nd 2019, Caroline attended a symposium on art archives in New York with the support of ARLIS/ANZ and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (AAG). In the days leading up to the Symposium she met with art archivists at a number of art archive repositories, with a focus on learning more about their reading rooms, internships, exhibitions, whether they hold special collections as well as institutional archives, the art as archives/ archives as art question, access (online and physical), finding aids and digitisation.
Following the site visits, Caroline attended the Hauser and Wirth symposium, which helped her understand the landscape for art archives in New York. The Symposium featured panels of art archivists including Kate Haw, Director, Smithsonian Archives of American Art; Francine Snyder, Director of Archives and Scholarship, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; Marvin Taylor, Head, Special Collections and Fales Library, New York University and Timothy Young, Curator, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
The symposium was organised into four sections: Defining the Field: What is at Stake in the Care of Artist Archives?; How Archive Management Preserves and Expands Artist Legacy, Produces Knowledge, and Creates History; The Fine Line: Process Document or Art? and Approaches to Accessibility: Assessing Capacities.