In the second part of this video blog, I show you how we break down the vast amounts of material we find in a Time Capsule into categories for further processing. In TC 338, I found some interesting items, including a coconut monkey bank, a letter and rendering from Diane Von Furstenberg and an 80's mix tape!
Step inside the Archives with us as we open up TC 339 and make some interesting discoveries! We'll follow this up with a second video discussing how we organize items we find in Andy's Time Capsules.
TC318: Altoids Tinsposted by: Erin Byrne on Jan.3.11
Each item removed from the Time Capsules tells two stories. What the object was originally designed for (the creator’s intention) and what the object came to be, through the eyes of Andy Warhol. As TC Project Cataloguers, it is our job to organize the disorganized. So when we open a Time Capsules box and see stacks of paper, objects, and clothing, we immediately want to categorize and organize these items. We create categories for everything. That is why we label drink umbrellas as “barware” or blank stationery as “ephemera.” However, this only tells half the story--how those items relate to us and not how they relate to Warhol. Slowly, bits of new information come to light that color our perception of the seemingly mundane.