How do I physically contain the research carried out in my part-time Curatorial Practice Masters? Two years of hunter-gathering on a specific topic, in order to write reports, curate live projects, interview legends and reflect on contemporary curatorial practice.
Where do I start?
To organise my data into areas perhaps? With categories such as: Interviews; Live projects; Reports; Reviews; Reflections; Curatorial practice histories; Field visits…?
But then what? What do I do when the material is physical, not digital? Photograph it? What if I have photocopies from books? Would I just cite the book reference, or put in the physical photocopy as an image? How to include audio and video?
Would I compile it all here, on my wordpress site?
The article linked below is interesting, and reports on the findings of a research study carried out by Marie-Therese Gramstadt et al. between 2007-2011 and looks at encouraging UK institutions to engage with repositories for their arts research.
Kultivating Kultur: Increasing Arts Research Deposit
I wonder if I can use some of the data here to build a system which recognises my area of study, and which will stand as a representation of the research carried out during this period… Any thoughts – ping them my way: click to email