Tiny Subversions: How to be a library archive tourist

Tiny Subversions: How to be a library archive tourist. “When I’m traveling and am at a loss for how to spend my time, I look up as many libraries I can in the area I’ll be traveling to, and I check to see if they have special collections. Then I make an appointment with the library to visit those special collections, and usually it means I get to spend a day in a quiet, climate-controlled room with cool old documents. It’s like a museum but with no people, and where you have to do all the work, which is honestly my idea of a perfect vacation.”

ArtForum: Turkish Filmmaker Arrested For Protesting Government Confiscation Of Archive

ArtForum: Turkish Filmmaker Arrested For Protesting Government Confiscation Of Archive. “Turkish filmmaker and activist Oktay Ince was detained in Ankara on Thursday, May 30, after he shackled himself to a pole outside the offices of the Ministry of Culture’s General Film Directorate. The arrest was the latest in the Turkish government’s crackdown on dissident activities.”

Canberra Times: National Archives and ASIO defend long waits for access to documents

Canberra Times: National Archives and ASIO defend long waits for access to documents. “The National Archives of Australia and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation have defended the long delays faced by people requesting access to historical documents.”

Europol: 3 arrested in France for looting the archives of libraries throughout Europe

Europol: 3 arrested in France for looting the archives of libraries throughout Europe. “With the support of Europol, the French National Police (OCBC – National Unit in charge of Cultural goods trafficking) and the Spanish Guardia Civil (UCO) have dismantled an organised crime group suspected of stealing maps in the archival collections of libraries throughout Europe.”

Dezeen: Architype builds eco-friendly archive for Imperial War Museum’s collection

Dezeen: Architype builds eco-friendly archive for Imperial War Museum’s collection. “The Imperial War Museum has a new archive in Cambridgeshire, England, called the IWM Paper Store, which is the most airtight building in the world. The IWM Paper Store in Duxford was designed by sustainability specialist Architype to hold the museum’s most sensitive collections and records.”

WRAL: Many items in Rhode Island’s archives are at risk of damage

WRAL: Many items in Rhode Island’s archives are at risk of damage. “Many items in the Rhode Island archives, including the state’s copy of the Bill of Rights, are at risk of damage because they’re kept in a building that’s not meant for preserving rare, historic documents, according to an assessment released Tuesday.”

Business News Wales: £1 Million for Museums, Archives and Libraries in Wales

Business News Wales: £1 Million for Museums, Archives and Libraries in Wales. “In addressing the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Wales Annual Conference last week, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord-Elis-Thomas, announced that museums, archives and libraries in Wales will benefit from nearly £1 million Welsh Government capital funding to develop and enhance their facilities and services.”