Convened by Michelle Wong (Asia Art Archive), with Christiane Berndes (Van Abbemuseum) and Steven then Thije (Van Abbemuseum)
Archives are often considered a quintessentially institutional form. Within the field of the arts however, archives often arise from the personal collections of individuals, and with the personal interdependencies of artist estates. How may the work and voices of freelance curators, who often find themselves navigating institutional and personal archives, be legible and visible not only in their own projects, but also within the collections/archives they work on? How may such work be inscribed and shared, and how may the specific context of each case be accounted for? What can happen if the unique value of individual archives are shared amongst both individual and institutional mediators?