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9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression - BOOK RIOT

9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression - BOOK RIOT | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Starting in 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, the federal government did something that might seem odd: it paid artists to make art.
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Vintage inspiration!

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Library as Incubator Project - libraries & artists working together

Library as Incubator Project - libraries & artists working together | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

@NorfolkLibs @TheForumNorwich Museums & libraries well placed to collaborate, check out this project http://t.co/yDmoB5BB.

 

The Library as Incubator Project was created by Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres, three graduate students at the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies.

 

The Project highlights the ways that libraries and artists can work together and features:

 

Visual artists, performing artists, and writers who use libraries in their communities for inspiration, information, and as gallery spaceCollections, libraries and library staff that incubate the arts, and the ways that artists can use them effectivelyFree-to-share resources for librarians looking to incubate the arts at their librariesIdeas for artists looking to connect with their communities through library programming

At a time in which both libraries and arts organizations are often having to do more with less, it makes sense for these two parts of our culture to support each other. The Library as Incubator Project calls attention to one of the many reasons libraries are important to our communities and our culture, and provides a dynamic online forum for sharing ideas."

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Gurney Journey: Archivist’s Top Ten Tips for art preservation

Gurney Journey: Archivist’s Top Ten Tips for art preservation | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Illustrator James Gurney learns Norman Rockwell Museum Archivist's top 10 tips: http://t.co/ZrjMtYfR...

 

A list of ten things working artists can do to make the life of future archivists and conservators a little happier:

1. Get art and books out of the basement and attic.

2. Store things flat and unfolded.

3. If you must use commercial tape, remove it as soon as you can.

4. Put paper works in acid-free folders.

5. Photocopy thermal faxes.

6. Sign and date each piece, even sketches.

7. Use pencil rather than pen or marker.

8. Keep art out of direct sun.

9. Shoot your art and store the shots elsewhere.

10. Back up your computer work.

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