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Washington has developed a unique method to serve its community.

 The Best Practices in Public Art




 

 A public art program focused on modern initiatives needed an updated database.



 

 4Culture in King County, Washington has developed a Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink  unique method to serve its community. Alongside grant programs for arts,



 

 Heritage preservation. They are known for encouraging dialogue and interaction with their public collection of art, and providing access to culturally relevant information.



 

 Experiences for everyone. 4Culture started to  Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink  conserve and reframe the vast collection. Artwork Archive was an option.



 

 They can access their information online and continue their mission in spite the pandemic.



 

 We talked to Guy Merrill, 4Culture’s Public Art Collection Preparer, and Jordan Howland to learn how 4Culture’s Curator/Collections Manager.



 

 They have now embraced Artwork Archive's cloud-based platform to continue and expand their work.



 

 King County is America's 10th most populous County. Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink  King County Public Art Collection has a variety of sizes and types-civic spaces.



 

 Courthouses. Jails. Public Health Centers. Airports. Solid waste facilities. Administrative offices. Hospitals. There are a lot of places to keep the track of...not



 

 This includes artworks that are installed in these places.



 

 Transition from PastPerfect Archive into Artwork Archive


 4Culture used PastPerfect prior to Artwork Archive Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink  (and before that Access). Guy shares that PastPerfect did not come without its limitations. The



 

 A company needed a solution that was cloud-based.



 

 The collection was a program of an agency in the county, it was a PDA. It functions similar to an organization that is non-profit.



 

 4Culture couldn't afford to purchase an online database. Guy talked to Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink Label Blink  colleagues and discovered that one of his contacts posted the Artwork Archive.



 

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



 

 Guy explains how useful it is to be in a field and be capable of pulling up an object record that helps in preservation and conservation.



 

 artworks. "We have 2500 artworks distributed over 100 locations in the County. You can check the condition of the records through the Artwork Archive.



 

 History, look at pictures of what it was supposed to look like versus what it appears to be today. Jordan is in touch to address your concerns and I'm willing to talk with him immediately.



 

 The artwork.



 

 Why Artwork Archive was the solution.


 Guy and Jordan are sharing many of the benefits and features that they have discovered in the care and maintenance of their impressive public art collection. Artwork



 

 Archive assists artists in being better stewards their artworks by ensuring that their artworks as well as their stories and legacy are preserved for future generations.



 

 generations.



 

 "Guy (and I) received a great deal of deferred maintenance after we took over management. Our work was very technical. Over the past year



 

 It's been half the effort to restore and clean up the site-specific and integrated artworks in order to preserve all that have been built.



 

 The projects should be in good condition and keep out local technical experts employed." It's been a top priority to ensure that everyone is on the same page (COVID).