As an expert on digital culture, I was consulted by Het Nieuwe Instituut to contribute my advise on an inventory of important and threatened archives in the fields of design and digital culture.
The report outlines a policy perspective on the government’s task in relation to the preservation of archives in these fields. I was part of the digital culture working group (lead by Eric Kluitenberg & Klaas Kuitenbrouwer).
In their analysis, the design and digital culture work groups confirm the necessity of identifying relevant archives in both professional fields and making them accessible to the public. They also stress the essential importance of research and public access to legitimise the formation of the archives.Excerpt from the report announcement on the Het Nieuwe Instituut website.
The results were presented to Barbera Wolfensberger, the ministry’s Director-General of Culture and Media in May 2019.