How images are the making of the Women's Art Library/Make

Greenan, Althea. 2007. How images are the making of the Women's Art Library/Make. Art Libraries Journal, 32(1), pp. 4-9. ISSN 0307 4722 [Article]

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When a group of women artists decided to organise their slides to inspire others to document themselves and raise the visibility of women’s art, they could not have known that several decades later those slides would still be together, forming the core of an internationally significant research resource. How did this idea of gathering together images transform a women’s art group – in the 1980s these were almost as common as book groups are today – into the Women’s Art Library/Make collection? Historically rooted in gender politics and the subsequent emergence of a radicalised women’s art practice and feminist art criticism, WAL/Make is an exciting ‘work in progress’. Now based in Goldsmiths, University of London it is being developed as a key special collection by the Library.

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women art archives libraries images slides

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Library > The Women's Art Library


January 2007Published

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07 Sep 2007

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