суббота, 12 ноября 2011 г.
Gyumri as an archive of frozen memory, and archive without archivation.
Gyumri as an archive of post-historical, post colonial, post industrial, post religious
Can artists live and create in an archive?
Are we able to find the answer by research in Gyumri, as in archive?
Can memory exist without being archived?
Are the archives only for the memory?
An archive is a collection of historical records, as well as the place they are located. Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime.
In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural, historical, or evidentiary value. Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist. This means that archives (the places) are quite distinct from libraries with regard to their functions and organization, although archival collections can often be found within library buildings.
A person who works in archives is called an archivist. The study and practice of organizing, preserving, and providing access to information and materials in archives is called archival science.