ICAM launches Digital Architectural Archive Collections:Expanding Practices & Future Uses

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The Library of Congress and icam are co-hosting a virtual session: Archiving Digital Architectural Collections: Expanding Practices, Uses and Future Potential on 2 December (US Eastern Standard Time). Information about the event and how to register is pasted below. A recording of the session will be available via the Library's YouTube channel.

This session, co-hosted with the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (ICAM), will explore the strengths and challenges that born-digital design files present for collecting, accessing for research, and exhibiting. Four presentations from the critical perspectives of technologists, curators, academics, and archivists will establish a shared foundation for attendees to participate in theoretical and practical discussions ranging from visual literacy (the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image) involving the complex born-digital design exhibition description practices and appraisal priorities for collecting institutions.


  • Aliza Leventhal, Acting Section Head, Technical Services, Prints & Photographs Division
    Library of Congress; Washington, DC


  • Dr. Teresa Fankhänel, Curator, Architekturmuseum der TUM; Munich, Germany
  • Dr. Klaus Rechert, Academic Researcher, University of Freiburg; Freiburg, Germany
  • Wim Lowet, Archivist, Flanders Architecture Institute; Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr. Katie Pierce Meyer, Head of Architectural Collections, Architecture & Planning Library, University of Texas, Austin; Austin, Texas, USA