This was organised by Archives for Creativity and invited artists from around the South East to look at new ways to contextualise and explore archives. It was a wonderful opportunity to see a working archive, as well as accessing a venue which is not usually open to the public. We had a grand tour and saw a variety of processes relating to archival, restoration and digitisation.
The artist Chris Dorley-Brown spoke about a previous project he’d worked on in collaboration with the BBC Archive which was fascinating and informative, and it was also a good chance to see what other artists are working on, relating to archives in the area.
The BBC is exploring the idea of a creative archive plan further to allow greater usage of its images, photos, radio and TV.
Further examples of archives can be found here: http://www.archive.org/