The WAL App

The WAL App is part of a project called How to Make an Archive Travel? located at the Women’s Art Library (WAL) and the Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP) in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. The App img_0789features materials from the Women’s Art Library, an art archive located in the Special Collections and Archives of Goldsmiths Library, University of London.

To download the WAL App, search for ‘WAL’ on the App Store.

Once you have downloaded and opened the App, tap ‘WAL’ on the Home page to find out more about the Women’s Art Library. Tap ‘Artists’ to learn about the seven featured women artists – read about their work, see their artworks and listen to their ‘in conversation’ audio recordings on featured art. Tap ‘Archive’ to see artworks featured on the App. And tap ‘participate’ to help bring more attention to the work of women artists (within and beyond the archive), as well as to raise awareness of the Women’s Art Library, by making your own ‘WAL artist slide’ and posting it on social media, including Instagram (@womensartlibraryapp), Facebook (@womensartlibraryapp) or Twitter (@womensartlibapp). Remember to also include the hashtag #WALslide so that we can aggregate your contributions together using the Women’s Art Library App social media accounts (listed above).

How to Make an Archive Travel? is led by Dr. Ana-Maria Herman. For more information about this project see the ‘About‘ page. Regular ‘Blog‘ posts provide updates on the progress of the project and you can follow us on Twitter: @archivetravels. Further, do join in this project by making the archive travel through your ‘participation’ – that is, by downloading the WAL App and making your own ‘WAL artist slide’ travel using the App.

Note: the WAL App requires iOS 9 or later and is currently best viewed on iPhone 5 (but can also be downloaded on iPhone 6 and iPad devices). Most icons are from Icons8.

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