our services

Archive surveys

Tailored support to help plan, structure and digitise your archive as you develop it for a database or other online platforms.

Data support

Helping to prepare your inventory in readiness for its next destination. This might involve data analysis, data cleaning, background research, and general formatting.

Database Implementation

Overseeing complete journeys with tailored categorisation, metadata and key-wording, to more simple imports. We also offer bespoke training, copyright advice, guidelines and review sessions, to make sure you are getting the most out of your new systems.

For Artlogic database training, see the Artlogic Specialists pages

From the start I felt Mel respected my practice in ways that enabled and strengthened my understanding of the archival process as we got to know each other. Early on she introduced me to a database that worked in parallel with my own records. This was immensely helpful and as we proceeded I learnt how better to prioritise and link both systems. She subtly enabled me to value certain aspects of my archive materials that I had not considered to be of value in an appropriate way, thinking ahead to legacy. She also brought her rich art historical intellect to think through my quite experimental practice. I’ve nothing but praise and gratitude for her.  

– Anne Tallentire, Art360 awardee

Mel has been working with us undertaking research and helping to ensure we have a robust strategy for managing and building this information. Mel really listens and is able to offer advice and strategies that support and develop our needs and approaches.

– Dr Matthew Tyas, Curator, Leach Pottery

It has been a pleasure to work with Mel as an archivist and consultant through the Art360 Programme since 2016. Her approach to the preservation and management of artists’ archives is thoughtful, creative, and always highly professional. Mel’s expertise in the archiving of multimedia and conceptual art practice has been of huge value to the development of our programme with artists and estates. We look forward to working with Mel on future projects and continue to draw upon the work she has delivered as an example of best practice.

– Ellie Porter, Head of Programme, Art360 Foundation