Illustration by Cathal Duane 2021

State of the Ar(t)chive is the name of a research project developed as part of recent studies on the MA in Digital Cultures course in University College Cork.

The research investigates the role of online visual archives and collections in the artistic research process, and assesses visual archives in Ireland through criteria developed from within the Digital Humanities.

A national survey of artists and third level art students in Ireland helps to offer a starting point for articulating and quantifying some of the ways in which artists use online resources for the purposes of artistic research and knowledge production; and the following web publication serves to visualize and disseminate some of the findings of the research (the web publication will open in full screen mode; for easier navigation click on the thumbnail icon for a full list of pages):

The web publication can be freely downloaded (although the video files will not play in a PDF format) and shared.

The full dissertation can be found above in the main menu under ‘State of the Ar(t)chive Dissertation’, and is freely available for download and sharing.