Using the Archive is a workshop for both new and returning researchers on how to navigate AAAinA’s physical and digital resources. This program offers a guide to AAA’s acquisitions processes, as well as a walkthrough of some of the features of and search tools for our Collections.
Since 2000, AAA has been collecting primary and secondary materials surrounding recent art in Asia and our growing Research and Library Collections now contain over 110,000 records, ranging from publications and ephemera to correspondence, photographic documentation, and video recordings. To facilitate access and improve the user experience, AAA is constantly updating features on our digital platform, making sure these valuable resources remain available to users worldwide.
This workshop began with an overview of AAA’s Collections and their development, followed by a session on how to access and make use of the digital platform on site at our Brooklyn Heights location. The scope of the collection of secondary materials available at AAA in A’s Reading Room was also highlighted. The last half hour of the workshop was dedicated to addressing participants’ questions and helping identify appropriate resources for particular research interests.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.