Why Archiving Artwork Matters

It is a fact that, without the preservation of artwork, we would not have art history to speak of today. For casual museum or gallery visitors, being able to see a work of art to enjoy a weekend afternoon might be enough. But what if we could do more than simply keep and preserve a […]

Why Should I Catalogue My Art?

You’re an artist, a gallerist, a curator, an art collector. You love art—and you want others to love your art, too. How can you share your collection with your friends, family, other enthusiasts, and the world? An art catalogue (digital or print) is a great place to start. What Is An Art Catalogue? Remember the […]

My Journey: In Search For The Ultimate Digital Art World

Morgan Library II - Limited Edition 1 of 10, photography by Reinhard Görner | Image source: saatchiart.com

Oh Rembrandt and More Rembrandt.. My Inspiration In the second year of my Masters program at Christie’s, I interned at the Morgan Library and Museum’s Drawings and Prints Department as a curatorial researcher. After graduation, I was hired for the museum’s very first online art cataloguing project, “Corsair,” for the museum’s extraordinary Rembrandt prints (etchings) […]

How To Archive Conceptual Art

Conceptual Art Archive ARTDEX

It’s relatively easy to archive a painting, a drawing, a photograph, or even a sculpture—you can just take a picture (or several pictures) and add it to your files. Maybe they’re old-fashioned paper records or maybe it’s a digital archive, but the image is the central component. When we’re talking about conceptual art, however, it […]

How To Archive Performance Art

Marina Abramovic Artist is Present MoMA 2010

For 750 hours, Marina Abramović sat in a chair and stared at strangers. It was 2010 and this feat of endurance was part of her retrospective, The Artist Is Present, at MoMA. Thousands of people eagerly queued up for the privilege of staring back at her. A retrospective is a particularly interesting venue for a […]

Why Should I Archive My Art?

Seriously—you’re an artist, not a gallerist or a museum curator. You’re here to create pieces that have meaning to you and that can communicate what you want to say to the world. You’re in it for the tubes of oil paints and watercolors, the charcoals, the pencils, the inks, the canvases, the collage, the clay, […]