ART360 FOUNDATION MAKES ARCHIVING SKILLS AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO ALL ARTISTS AND ARTISTS’ ESTATES VIA NEW APP
Art360 Foundation is launching a free app designed to make archiving and cultural preservation skills available to all.
The Art360 app is a motivational tool, created for artists of all disciplines and at any career stage. In creating the app, Art360 Foundation drew on research it has undertaken into how UK artists and estates manage archives. Among its key findings were that 81% of artists have never worked with a conservator or archivist and that 71% were not aware of the conservation status of their archive.
The app is simple to use and breaks the process of archiving into manageable stages. It offers a step-by-step guide on the effective management of physical and digital assets, with advice on how these can be maintained and protected, enabling artists to determine a method and pace that suits them. Using checklists and videos with professional archivists, it guides the user through essential practices and encourages progress onto the next stage.
The app will be available from iTunes and Google Play from 15 October 2018.
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