Breifing

Following the educational presentations, CAW representatives provide a short briefing that introduces the attendees to the different workstations and their workflows. Attendees are encouraged to pick a workstation in which they are most interested or comfortable working. They are also encouraged to move around and try different workstations throughout the day.

Below are brief descriptions of sample briefing presentations from past workshops:

  • Workflow (Attachment 3. p.72): created by Yvonne Ng, core CAW Member, for the Portland CAW in 2015, this presentation describes the different workstations and workflows for processing collection materials from  Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) and Vanessa Renwick, a local artist.
  • To the Workstations (Attachment 4, p.85): created by Yvonne Ng for the Pittsburgh CAW in 2016, this presentation introduces the different workstations and workflows for processing collection materials from City of Asylum, Attack Theater, and David Newell, a local filmmaker and collector.

Dividing into workstations is usually very fluid with people gravitating to stations that they’re interested in. However, some stations will be more popular than others. It’s important to emphasize the freedom to move around and explore each station.

Tips for manning less popular stations

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Tips for rotating people in and out of popular stations

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