Three people sitting at a table on the side of a road, one person holding a 'Free Advice' sign

Free Advice courtesy of the artist Hope Sandrow. open air studio Shinnecock Hills spacetime

We produce public programs that enliven and expand conversations around artistic legacies. Through a combination of panel discussions, workshops, and by-invitation roundtables, we endeavor to profile the labor that goes into preserving archives, share resources and help establish artists’ archives as a critical field of study.

Past Programs

Roundtables on Artists’ Archives


In 2021 we organized two roundtable conversations bringing together a small group of innovators in the field of artists’ archives to share our work and discuss the most pressing needs for artists and adjacent communities.

Fall Conversations: Artists on Archives

October 2019

Presented in partnership with the Grey Art Gallery NYU and The Brooklyn Rail, this series of panel discussions explored the relationship between archives and the creative process in contemporary art. The panelists discussed how archival research inspires artistic practice and the ways artists explore their own archives for inspiration.

The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Archive Stewardship in Contemporary Art

March 22, 2019

The symposium The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Archive Stewardship in Contemporary Art, held in March 2019, brought together artists, scholars, archivists, collectors, estate and foundations managers, and the public to address current issues and best practices in the management of artists’ archives.