Everything you always wanted to know about the INCCA Database

Posted on Thu, 02/25/2010 - 13:13
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Everything you always wanted to know about the INCCA Database
Date, time
Wednesday 9th June, 15:00-17:00
Karen te Brake-Baldock, INCCA Central Coordinator
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage / ICN
Participants will be taken by bus to ICN, leaving the symposium location at 15:00. The workshop starts at 15:30 and ends at 17:30.
The INCCA Database for Artists’ Archives is a unique tool created for and by members of the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art. Through this database members allow access to each others unpublished information such as artist interviews, installation guidelines and treatment reports. The information contained in such documents can be crucial to the preservation of complex works of modern and contemporary art. The database contains metadata records (like library cards) that describe all types and formats of documents. Each record includes keywords and an abstract as well as information on how to obtain the document. Different members may create records concerning the same artist resulting in a virtual artist archive. Participants in this workshop will learn how to find and request documents and most importantly how to enter records into the database. Perhaps you are already an INCCA member but have not yet entered a record. Or you are considering becoming an INCCA member and would like to get a better understanding of how the database works before joining the network.
Karen te Brake-Baldock obtained a BA in Arts & Media Management followed by an MA in European Arts Management in 2002 from the Utrecht School of the Arts. The INCCA founding project was one of four case studies researched for her MA thesis titled; Internet driven: project management revisited via international internet driven visual art projects. ‘Internet driven’ projects are those that without internet would not have existed and her thesis looked at the discrepancy between current project management theory and the organisational realities faced by project managers in the visual arts.
Karen grew up in Perth, Western Australia where, before moving to The Netherlands in 1996, she studied Architecture at the University of Western Australia.  Before her studies in Utrecht, she also completed a year of graphic design at the art academy in Rotterdam (Willem de Kooning Academy).
In 2004 she started working at the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage  / ICN as assistant manager of the EU project Inside Installations. From 2005 Karen gradually took on the task as INCCA Central Coordinator from predecessor and ICN colleague Tatja Scholte. Karen is currently project manager of the EU project PRACTICs (2009-2011).