NEA 2013 Fall Symposium to feature Jeffrey Schnapp, Pioneer Valley repository open houses.

16 Sep 2013 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Professor Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard University) to bring his talk FROM ARCHIVE TO ARCH[L]IVE to the NEA 2013 Fall Symposium.

Professor Schnapp's talk will be broadly concerned with the past, present and future of archives, centering on the challenges of designing new kinds of user-centered archival repositories. He will focus in particular on some experiments underway at metaLAB in the area of crisis archiving (the Digital Archive of Japan 2011 Disasters), working with object-based collections (Teaching with Things), and participatory curation and processing (

Five Pioneer Valley institutions have agreed to open their doors or give tours to symposium attendees on the morning of October 26th (9-11).  Institutions include:

  • Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
  • Smith College Special Collections
  • UMass Amherst, Special Collections and University Archives
  • Wistariahurst Museum
  • Five College Library Depository ("The Bunker")

For further information on these open houses and tours, visit:

Please come early on October 26th to visit these institutions!

Registration for the NEA 2013 Fall Symposium to begin next Monday, September 16th.  Space is limited!

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