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Archiving the Digital: Current Efforts to Preserve Design Records

17 October, Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, 10:00 – 16:30
18 October, John McAslan + Partners Offices, 7-9 William Road, NW1 3ER, 10:00 – 16:00

This conference co-organised by the British Architectural Library and the Victoria & Albert Museum brings together noted UK and international experts including the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), and Cité de l’architecture (Paris) who are tackling the shared problem of managing long-term access to digital design records including CAD, BIM, and 3D modelling.

Day one, speakers will assess the current challenges facing offices and collecting institutions and outline current best practices to preserve and share these records as well as suggesting continued collaborations to manage the lack of open-source software and non-proprietary formats.

Day two features site visits to the office of John McAslan + Partners and Central Saint Martins King’s Cross to discover how practitioners and students create and maintain their designs in the virtual environment.

17 October: Students £20 (Proof of ID may be needed upon entry), RIBA Members £40, Non Members £60

18 October: Students £20 (Proof of ID may be needed upon entry), RIBA Members £40, Non Members £60

Advanced booking is essential.