Key points

Key points from the case study

  • Meadows established a relationship with a collecting institution with specialist expertise and resources
  • He took advice on the most appropriate way to store and organise the material
  • He created a catalogue listing all the work, negatives, contact sheets and contextual material and using a simple reference system for locating everything
  • He has a strong sense of the value of his work – cultural and historical, rather than financial value – which has informed his decisions
  • Meadows wanted to ensure his archive was ‘sorted out’ and not left for his family to deal with.