Dry Ass Dust

Dry Ass Dust 23.08.12 archival documents and graphite 1hr duration Nelimarkka museo

[photos by K. Popiel]

A museum is responsible for keeping and preserving its archive (arkisto). But what is worth keeping? When is it okay to delete an item from the archive? At my request the Nelimarkka museo has removed 3 paper documents from their collection, these I have destroyed by covering with graphite. I asked that these items then be retuned to their archive. Now, are they worth more or less?


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