Open Collections, New Connections: Fostering Engagement with Digitally Accessible Archives
The Archives & Access project has made over 52,000 pieces from Tate Archive of British Art digitally accessible, and produced of a range of interactive digital resources to foster online discovery and use of the collections.
Hannah Barton will describe the approaches taken by Tate to offer an array of entry points to collections access will explore emerging questions: what challenges do organisations of varying sizes face when offering digital access to their collections? What mode and scale of participation can be supported? What is the role of inter-institutional collaboration? And how can we best share this learning with the cultural sector?
The Archives & Access project includes the creation of six new dedicated learning and public gallery spaces at Tate Britain, featuring a Digital Learning Studio, and the Open Archive, the first gallery at Tate dedicated to displaying library and archive items, as well as interactive digital versions of artists’ sketchbooks.