Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation launches Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art Web Archive

Artist's display, Guatemalan market


The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, a consortium between 13 leading academic research libraries, is pleased to announce the launch of the Latin American and Caribbean Art Web Archive. Spearheaded by the Art & Architecture Group, the collection aims to preserve, for researchers, the personal and official websites belonging to notable contemporary Latin American and Caribbean artists in order to assure the continuing availability of the important content they contain. The Collection is an extension of an existing effort focused on collecting publications in all formats that document contemporary art and artists of Latin America and the Caribbean, and defines contemporary art as it refers to 'developments in the visual arts from 1975 to the present.'

You can access and browse the collection on Archive-It here

The Confederation is a partnership between Brown University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yale University. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation's Web Collecting Program is an initiative of the Confederation's Collection Development Group, under the direction of the Web Advisory Committee and Samantha Abrams, the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation's Web Resources Collection Librarian. If you have questions about the Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art Web Archive, or the larger Web Collecting Program (or you'd like to get involved by proposing one of your own collections), please reach out to ivyplusweb@library.columbia.edu.

Written by Samantha Abrams, Columbia Libraries

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Library Communications Manager