Webinars ‘To imagine otherwise. Future Archives’

The digital transformation of our society has an enormous impact on the nature and form of information. Art, too, is increasingly taking on non-tangible forms. The preservation of art is a major challenge for art and heritage organizations today.

In a series of four webinars, spread over the fall of 2021 and the spring of 2022, four international new-lighters will talk about the archive of the future. After each lecture there will be plenty of time to ask questions and share experiences.

PROGRAM – To imagine otherwise: future archives

  • Participatory Archives: Within and Beyond the Archival Institution. With: Alexandra Eveleigh, Collections Information Manager of Wellcome Collection in London.Tuesday 7 December 2021, 3 – 4:30 pm
    The report of the first webinar can be read here, and you can watch the presentation at this link.
  • The Urgency of Feminist Standpoint Appraisal. With: Michelle Caswell, Associate Professor of Archival Studies, Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).Friday, February 11, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | The report of this webinar can be read here . You can watch the presentation via this link.
  • Representation: Hearing Voices in the (Counter-)Archive? With: Andrew Flinn, Reader in Archival Studies and Oral History in the Department of Information Studies, University College London. Thursday, April 28, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | The report of the Q&A of this webinar can be read here. You can watch the presentation via this link.
  • Future Prospects for Digitization. With Andrew Prescott, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow. Friday, Juni 3, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | You can register here.


  • Target group: anyone from the (international) cultural heritage field for whom managing and documenting (art) heritage is a challenge and assignment, or who is interested in this theme.
  • Language: English
  • Participation is free, but registration is mandatory

‘To imagine otherwise: future archives’ is an initiative of CKV, CEMPER, Letterenhuis, VAi, FARO and Meemoo.