Photographers' Archives Study Day
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 15 October, 2011
This study day at the Victoria and Albert Museum brought together a wide range of contributors from national and regional collecting institutions, universities, galleries and dealers and photographers.
The discussions addressed:
What is the case for photographers' archives? Why is it important?
- A separate case for photography
- The difference between collecting work and collecting an archive
- Splitting up bodies of work
- Defining the period (analogue, post-war, independent photography)
- Other models to look at
Issues for individual photographers
- Guidance on planning and organising work and archives and examples
- What material are we talking about?
- Copyright issues
Issues for institutions
- Lack of space and resources
- Ensuring public access
See below for full notes of the discussions and a list of attendees