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!