Wednesday, November 26, 2008

9/11 Artists Registry

This is a departure from the usual content of this blog, but I want to take an opportunity to share a project I've been involved with for the past 2 years. Today marks the official launch of the Artists Registry at the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

In creating this registry, the Memorial Museum tried to find a creative way to embrace the vast outpouring of heartfelt artwork created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath. The Registry supports images, mp3s, written material and short video files. It is browse-able by artist name, media, themes and location. Artists can submit up to 12 digital files with accompanying metadata, an artist's statement and resume.

Artists can also choose among a standard "all rights reserved" image license and the six Creative Commons licenses for their work.

I welcome your feedback!

3 comments:

juliafoote said...

The days after 9/11 I did a series of prints about
this event. How do I put slides of these in the Registry,
please?

Thank you,

Julia Foote

Museophile at Large said...

Hi Julia, thanks for your interest. You can create a profile on the Artists Registry simply by going to http://registry.national911memorial.org and clicking "create an account." The site will send you an email with your username and password and then you can log in and upload up to 12 images, an artist's statement and a resume/biographical information.

anani92 said...

Hi Adena,

I was researching the project and found your blog. I am an NYU journalism student and reporter for the Washington Square News and was hoping to do a story on the project. I'd love to interview you about your involvement and experiences working on the project. Please let me know if you can spare 10 or 15 minutes.

Thanks!
Daniela, dcl305@nyu.edu