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Exploring archives and artworks: the African-Caribbean, Asian, African Art in Britain Archive and other collections

Written by Gustavo Grandal Montero
Published date 18 July 2018

Event at Chelsea College of Arts Library
Friday 3rd August, 11am – 1pm

This workshop focuses on the connections, similarities and differences between archival documentation and artworks, and will explore selected material related to the artist Yinka Shonibare taken from the Ephemera Collection, the Artist Multiples Collection, and the African-Caribbean, Asian & African Art in Britain Archive. All three are part of the Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts Library

The session aims to develop:

• a greater understanding of the reasons why these collections were established, providing an opportunity to discover and handle their content
• awareness of the significance of primary documentation and artworks in the research process
• insights into the curation of collections and archives in relation to the representation of potentially marginalised groups and decolonisation

This will be a participatory session, with the first half concentrating on reading and critical discussion, while the second half will explore object-based learning and sensory perspectives, led by Gustavo Grandal Montero (Academic Support Librarian), Rahul Patel (CSM/Academic Support Lecturer) and Jhinuk Sarkar (Academic Support Lecturer).

This workshop is open to all UAL student and staff and will be of particular interest to those undertaking the PG Certificate in Academic Practice and Teaching Within. Numbers are limited to 12 participants, to book your place email Jhinuk Sarkar:

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the end of the session.