Kara Walker

“... Calling to me from the angry surface of some grey and threatening sea. I was transported.” Very impressive, maybe exactly my age or close. Would love to meet her someday. – SMW.

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  • Catalog No.
  • 01477-2020-DN-WhyIAmArchiving
  • Title
  • Why am I archiving
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  • Technical Notes

Written by SMW on the occasion of the Rijks 150-year anniversary publication.

  • Reflection Notes

Inventorying session + invited archivist (IA) meeting – 15.09.20. “Did anybody ever ask you why you are archiving? Why bother? [… ] Why an archive? Why a painting, a sculpture? Why get up in the morning? Why breathe?” – SMW.