Cataloging Andy Warhol

Does cataloging issues of magazines, t-shirts and leaky old Coke cans sound like fun? The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh houses an archive part of which are the Time Capsules in which Andy Warhol collected all kinds of material (such as the ones above). The contents of these sealed cardboard boxes are being cataloged on an item-level basis. I enjoyed this series of videos that give an insight into the catalogers’ work and the excitement of never knowing what a particular box contains. Interesting stuff! This is certainly not your ordinary cataloging project, so I’ll be curious to check out the database of cataloged items when it becomes available.

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