Reading Room Reopening & Using the Archive Workshop
We’re very excited to announce that the Asia Art Archive in America Reading Room, which has been closed since March 13 in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in NYC, will be reopening to the public starting Tuesday, September 8th, 2020!
The Reading Room collection will be accessible to one researcher at a time by appointment only for either the full day (10am-6pm) or half day, depending on availability. All precautions will be taken to clean and sanitize the room between visitors and all users will be required to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit. Additional safety measures will also be in place. For more details or to make an appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to help new and returning users make the most of the materials available onsite at our reopened Reading Room, the AAA in A team hosted a webinar on September 15 on how to use Asia Art Archive’s digital collection for academic and creative projects.
Developed over the last 20 years in partnership with artists and art professionals, AAA’s Research Collection has become a rich repository of primary source material, photographic documentation, video recordings, ephemera, and more. Much of this collection has now been digitized, making these valuable resources accessible for users worldwide.
This workshop begins with an overview of the collection and the content priorities that inform its development then continue with a discussion of how to access and make use of the digitized resources on site at our Brooklyn Heights location. The scope of the collection of secondary materials available at the AAA in A Reading Room will also be highlighted. The final half hour of the workshop will be dedicated to addressing participants’ questions and helping identify appropriate resources for particular research interests.
Asia Art Archive in America (AAA in A) is an independently established and operated nonprofit and the first overseas mini hub of Asia Art Archive (AAA) in Hong Kong. AAA’s mission is to collect, preserve and make information on contemporary art from and of Asia easily accessible in order to facilitate understanding, research and writing in the field. AAA in A strives to be pro-active in instigating dialogue and critical thinking through a series of regular educational programs, and hopes to raise awareness of and support for the activities of Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong.