TRACKS: Online toolbox for the preservation of archives and collections in the arts

The website “TRACKS, toolbox and guidelines for the preservation of archives and collections in the arts”, developed by several arts and cultural heritage organisations in Belgium, is finally available in English. It is the result of a project that began in the summer of 2013, supported by inter alia SIBMAS member Het Firmament, center of expertise for the heritage of performing arts in Flanders (Belgium). TRACKS aims to develop an awareness for the sustainable care of archives and collections in the arts field. The toolbox does not only focus on papers or records, but also on other objects and materials (physical and digital). It covers a broad range of art forms and aims to reach professional as well as amateur artists, and art organisations. TRACKS concentrates on architecture and design, music, theatre and performance, visual and media arts and literature. You will find guidelines and practical cases translated in English. In the future, the translation of other parts of the website will be continued.

For more information or feedback on the website, please contact Veerle Wallebroek (


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