Episode 5

1-54 Forum London 2019 | The Value Of Developing and Maintaining Cultural Archives

1-54 Forum London

3 - 6 October 2019

The Value Of Developing and Maintaining Cultural Archives

Private collections of printed and digital matter can provide crucial insights into histories, particularly in places where official records are inadequately compiled or maintained, deliberately skewed, or inaccessible. Although the importance of archives is easy to argue for, establishing and developing them is challenging even in the most favourable environments. Iheanyi Onwuegbucha (Curator, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos) and Bea Gassmann de Sousa (Independent Researcher and Founder of the Agency Gallery) share their experiences of working with and in archives in the context of Lagos, Nigeria.

1-54 Forum London 2019 was generously supported by Arts Council England and Christie’s Education

Image: © Katrina Sorrentino 


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