Inspiration comes from everywhere and anywhere but the act of archiving has continuously been a a point of interest and inspiration for many international artists, curators and designers.
The role and meaning of archives in the contemporary culture has continually developed and along the way creative practitioners have interacted with the format and contents of collections leaving an expansive legacy of visual arts and design.
In this section you will find accessible overviews of established, international artists, designers and curators who have produced work utilising or responding to archival material and the concepts of the archive and memory.
The creative practitioners and projects sampled here don't always clearly fit into our categories, so please do look at the other categories if an overview is not where you think it should be. Also some of these projects fit into more than one category so don't be surprised to see a link more than once.