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The Art Institute of Chicago takes steps to preserve its history and records

The Art Institute of Chicago takes steps to preserve its history and records

To preserve its corporate records and institutional knowledge, The Art Institute of Chicago has implemented a cloud-hosted active digital preservation platform. The museum chose a solution from Preservica, which helps organizations protect critical, long-term digital information.

The Art Institute, which has nearly 300,000 works in its permanent collection and 1.5 million visitors each year, has a large volume of records that are increasingly digital in origin. They include the minutes and decision-making of the board of trustees; information on the museum’s exhibitions, donations, gifts and artwork acquisitions; and annual reports and financial statements.

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