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Washington cultural funding agency, has taken

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 A program for public art that focuses on contemporary initiatives required an updated database.



 4Culture 4Culture, an King County, Washington cultural funding agency, has taken an innovative approach to serving the region. There are grants programs for the arts.



 preservation and heritage, they are known for fostering Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist  real dialogue and engagement with their public art collection and providing access to cultural



 Everyone can benefit from these experience. 4Culture started to conserve and reframe the huge collection. Artwork Archive was an option.



 let them manage their records online, continuing their mission in spite of the pandemic.



 We interviewed Guy Merrill, 4Culture's Public Art Collection Preparator, and Jordan Howland, 4Culture's Curator and Collections Manager, to hear how



 They are using Artwork Archive's cloud-based platform to  Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist  continue--and broaden--their important work.



 King County is America's 10th most populous County. King County Public Art Collection Locations vary in size, type-civic area and geographical location.



 Courthouses. Jails. Public Health Centers. Airports. Solid Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist  waste facilities. Administrative office. Hospitals. This is a lot of places to keep track of.



 This includes artworks that have been installed in these locations.



 Switching from PastPerfect into Artwork Archive


 4Culture was using PastPerfect, Access, and before that Artwork Archive. Guy discusses his displeasure with PastPerfect. The



 Cloud-based solutions were required by agency.



 As an agency's program (a PDA to be exact) that is  Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist  chartered by the county and functions similar to a non-profit, the collection did not have a lot of



 4Culture could not afford to purchase an online database. Guy approached colleagues working in the field and one of them suggested Artwork Archive.



 Guy says that Artwork Archive was a cloud-based solution, which is one of the main reasons why they decided to relocate.



 Guy explains how useful it is to work in the field and to be capable of pulling up an object record, which aids in conservation and preservation.



 artworks. "We have 2500 artworks distributed over 100  Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist  locations in the County. You can look at the state of the record through the Artwork Archive.



 History, look at photos of it-what it's supposed to be like and what it appears to be today. Jordan is available to speak with me right away and talk about what you can do.



 The artwork.



 Artwork Archive: Why it was the best solution


 Guy and Jordan share some of the advantages and features  Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist Seeds Mist that they have learned about the management and care of their impressive public art collection. Artwork



 Archive empowers them to be better stewards of their art by ensuring that artworks, stories, and legacy of the artist are preserved for the future



 generations.



 "Guy and I have inherited a large amount of maintenance that was not completed as we took control of the collection. Our work has been extremely technical. This year, we have accomplished a great deal of technical tasks.



 The other half of it is beneficial to focus on the cleaning up and restoration of artworks that are site-specific or integrated-to preserve all those that are already built



 Keep our regional technical experts employed." We've made it a priority to ensure that all parties are in good shape throughout this time (COVID).