Material Literacy: Reading Records as Material Culture

  title={Material Literacy: Reading Records as Material Culture},
  author={ALA REKRUT},
  • Published 2006
This paper links certain ideas from archival literature with modern conservation and museological theory and practice, and illustrates some of these ideas with an example from the holdings of the Archives of Manitoba. Material literacy is the ability to decode and interpret the significance of the material composition and construction, and of the physical state, of a tangible record. A creator’s material, technology, and design choices will be informed by the need to communicate within the… CONTINUE READING