We regret to inform you that ARLIS/NA will not be holding its 48th Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO because of the serious health risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Friday, April 24 • 8:00am - 1:00pm
National Building Arts Center Archives Service Project

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This workshop requires pre-registration.

The National Building Arts Center (NBAC) promotes public awareness of the crucial roles of architecture, manufacturing, construction, and urban design in the built environment. Founder Larry Giles began collecting architectural artifacts while working in the demolition/salvage business, hoping to establish a national museum dedicated to the building trades. Since NBAC acquired the 15-acre site formerly occupied by the Sterling Steel Casting Company – across the river from Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch -- its holdings have expanded to include building machinery, hardware, signage, print journals, an extensive library, and corporate archives. NBAC recently accepted the Brooklyn Museum’s architectural artifacts that gallerist Ivan Karp collected at demolition sites in New York City. You can read more about the NBAC in this article.

The NBAC has numerous hidden collections that are in need of processing. This workshop will focus on basic foldering and rehousing of archival collections. The service project will be led by two archives staff from Washington University in St. Louis. No archival experience is necessary to attend.

Maximum participants: 10

Free to attend

Accessibility: Long periods of standing, some walking.

Transportation: Coach bus from conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteers by the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

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Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
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Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator


Friday April 24, 2020 8:00am - 1:00pm CDT
TBA St. Louis, MO

Attendees (6)