Arsipelago! Archival Work and Archiving Art and Culture in Indonesia

This book concerns documentation and documenting arts and culture with government officials regarding the politics of claim and the politics of access. The politics of claim refers to the motive for documentation based on an understanding that archives are necessary for strengthening claims to ownership, whereas the politics of access concerns the accessibility and openness of the data, especially on online platforms. The two are the basis of the processes of the documentation of arts and culture in the context of the discourse around sovereignty in nation states, especially in particular countries with the position of former colonies.