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Show-and-Tell Tours Archives Revealed Cataloguing Project

Activating iniva’s Archive: Catalogue Launch event Celebrating iniva's archive catalogue launch

25 Oct 2023
  • Venue

    Stuart Hall Library

  • Date

    Wednesday 25 October 2023

  • Time


  • RSVP

    Free but booking is required.

Join us on 25th October 2023 from 5.30-7.30pm to celebrate the launch of iniva’s first online archive catalogue. For the past year Kaitlene Koranteng, iniva’s Archive and Engagement Producer, and Niamh Glanville-Frayne, iniva’s Cataloguing Archivist, have been developing the archive catalogue to activate the archive and make it widely accessible.

Housed in the Stuart Hall Library, iniva’s archive is an ever-growing collection which documents the history of iniva since its inception in 1994. It is an archive of iniva’s history that spans across exhibitions, publication, education, research and event making, and maps the organisation’s contributions to diversifying the visual arts sector.

The archive holds a vast collection of artist files, global ephemera, and various donated collections from David A. Bailey, Isaac Julien and Sunil Gupta amongst many others. For the first time in iniva’s history the archive is becoming activated.

This launch event was made possible through the Archives Revealed programme funded by The National Archives, The Pilgrim Trust and The Wolfson Foundation, alongside Cockayne Grants for the Arts, who funded the refurbishment of Stuart Hall Library and iniva’s archive in August 2023.

Image credit: Archive material from Shifting the Centre: Anticolonial Was of Seeing Exhibition, 2023. Image courtesy of iniva and ICF, photographed by Jemima Yong.