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  • Sunday, September 03, 2023 10:42 PM | Nicole Font (Administrator)

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York is pleased to announce New York Archives Week 2023, which will take place from Wednesday, October 11th through Wednesday, October 18th.

    Archivists and institutions throughout the city are invited to share virtual and in-person events, collection tours, and community conversations on the A.R.T. Archives Week calendar via this submission form. The deadline for event submissions is Friday, October 6th. We look forward to an exciting and engaging week!

    Any questions about New York Archives Week can be directed to ART President Deidre Dinnigan at president@nycarchivists.org. Stay tuned for further details about upcoming ART programs!

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023 10:51 AM | Nicole Font (Administrator)

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) welcomes contributions for the winter 2024 issue of the Metropolitan Archivist, ART’s online digital publication featuring short- and long-form articles, reviews and interviews, and collection spotlights.

    The forthcoming issue of the Metropolitan Archivist is organized around the theme of It’s So Over/We’re So Back - celebrating a return to “normalcy” following the massive disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic, while also assessing the impact the pandemic has had on our work as archivists and asking what a post-Covid world looks like for our profession. 

    We want to hear about the creative ways you’ve managed to keep projects moving forward and collaborated within and across institutions; meditations on the role of archives and archivists in moments of upheaval; things that have decidedly not gone back to normal, for better or worse; and examples from the past, as documented in your institution’s collections, of how individuals and communities have responded to abrupt shifts in daily life and have demonstrated resilience in the face of obstacles.

    Other questions to ponder include:

    • How can archives and archival work serve as a source of joy and excitement for the future?
    • How can we harness technology to make our jobs easier and our collections more accessible, while continuing to critically engage with the ethical conundrums these developments often present?
    • How have you found new ways to connect with researchers and the public, or championed the value of archives within your institution? 

    We also seek reviewers for exhibitions and books, as listed on the submission form. Additional suggestions welcome, particularly those which relate to this issue’s theme.

    Please send a brief pitch (maximum 500 words) or select an exhibition/publication to review via this form by Friday, September 1st for consideration. Selected authors will be notified by Friday, September 8th, and final drafts with cleared images permissions are due by Monday, October 2nd.

  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    On Thursday, July 7th, curator Eddy Portnoy hosted a tour for ART of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research exhibit Am Yisrael High: The Story of Jews and Cannabis. Enjoy these photos from the tour provided by Programming Committee member Hallel Yadin. Am Yisrael High: The Story of Jews and Cannabis is on view at the YIVO Institute, in the Center for Jewish History, through December 2022.

  • Friday, July 01, 2022 8:32 AM | Anonymous

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) is formally accepting nominations for the A.R.T. Board for the 2022 election year. Terms shall commence at the conclusion of the A.R.T. Annual Meeting, to be held on Tuesday, 26 July 2022, with the announcement of the election results. The election will be conducted by electronic ballot, and the Annual Meeting will take place virtually (more details forthcoming).

    The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, 15 July 2022.

    All current A.R.T. members are eligible for nomination. Nominations from colleagues and self-nominations are both welcome and encouraged.

    Serving on the A.R.T. Board is a unique volunteer opportunity. As an A.R.T. Board member, you will gain skills and expertise beyond the scope of your past and present work commitments. Local leadership, project management, and networking are a few of the key benefits. Most importantly, you are serving as a representative for your colleagues and all A.R.T. membership.

    We welcome nominations for the following positions:

    • President - the leader of the organization, helps to organize events and initiatives, sets the agenda for the Board, serves as the public face of the organization, and keeps all actions in accordance with the organization's bylaws.
    • Vice President - support to the President. Also oversees the inaugural "Nominations Committee" to recruit and nominate potential future Board members and ART Awards winners.
    • Director of Membership - maintains all aspects of membership, manages the internal database, and attends ART events to bring in members. Also responsible for building up membership through analysis and recruitment.
    • Director of Advocacy - responsible for serving as a unifying voice for the organization on issues that impact archives and archivists, supporting equality and diversity within the profession, and providing resources.
    • Director of Outreach - provides awareness and develops resources on ART members and archives to the community and those outside of the profession. Organizes the Archives Education Institute for Archives Week. Starting next year, they will be the coordinator of the Mentorship programs!
    • Director of Communications - responsible for sharing and creating content as well as engaging with followers across social media. 
    • Director of Publications - responsible for A.R.T's publication Metropolitan Archivist and programming associated with it.
    • Secretary - responsible for managing the website, meeting notes and supporting A.R.T.'s programming (which can include web design, graphic design, AV editing, copy editing, etc.).

    Positions are two-year terms, with the exception of the President and Director of Advocacy, which are both one-year interim terms.

    Nominations can be submitted via this form.

    After the nomination period closes, each candidate confirming acceptance of the nomination will be required to provide a short biography (100 words or less), a candidate's statement, and a headshot for the electronic ballot.

    Please direct any questions to Nicholas Martin, at president@nycarchivists.org.

    Thank you for your generous participation and good luck to all the nominees!

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 8:26 AM | Anonymous

    Archivists Round Table visited Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks on the evening of January 28th, 2022, who shared and discussed publications from her 25-year-old shop in the East Village. Enjoy these photos from the event, taken by Programming Director Deidre Dinnigan.

  • Monday, December 13, 2021 7:40 AM | Anonymous

    Relive the magic from our annual Holiday Party, which took place last Wednesday, December 8 at Deity in Brooklyn. Congratulations to all who won raffle prizes, and we enjoyed dancing the night away with all of you!

    Photos courtesy of Deidre and William Dinnigan

  • Thursday, December 09, 2021 7:53 AM | Anonymous

    Enjoy the latest issue of ART's Programming Newsletter from November 2021, recapping the events we've hosted so far this year. Be sure to RSVP for our upcoming events in January 2022: Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883 with Jeff Richman at the Green-Wood Cemetery on January 12, and An Evening at Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks on January 28, 2022.

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 8:20 AM | Anonymous

    Enjoy these photos from ART's film screening event with Interference Archive, which took place on November 19, 2021. The films that were screened are also included below. Photos courtesy of ART Programming Director Deidre Dinnigan.

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) invites submissions of events to our 2020 New York Archives Week calendar. This year we are welcoming both in-person and online programming. Sign up via the 2021 New York Archives Week Event Submission Form today!

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    Photos from our recent tour with the Bowery Boys exploring Manhattan's long-lost elevated railroad lines.

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