Art360, your archiving guide

Archives are inspiring. We’re here to help you make the most of yours. Our step-by-step guide empowers you to shape the story of your art, making archiving easy, fun and enlightening. Available for download now!



About the Art360 App

This October, we’re 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.

‘Archives play an essential role in how future generations understand the work of British artists and their contribution to our wider culture. By supporting and encouraging artists to manage their archives effectively, Art360 Foundation is playing an invaluable role in safeguarding Britain’s shared cultural memory.’ - Sonia Boyce

'If you are planning on becoming a famous, successful artist, archive everything because you’ll never know what will come in handy – from the grandest masterwork to the smallest postcard. If you don’t become famous there’s always recycling…!' - Grayson Perry

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Press information

Download our press release

Download our press pack, including images for press use and more here.

For more information, please contact Mark Inglefield at Albany Arts Communications: mark@albanyartscommunications.com