Documenting Your Legacy

Shelley Diamond, MSLIS

Documenting Your Legacy:
A How-to Guide to Preparing your Art and Records for the Future

Friday, January 29th at 4 PM via ZOOM


Preparing works of art and personal papers for future use is a challenge many artists face when planning their legacy. Guided by professional archivist Shelley Diamond, this workshop will provide artists with a better understanding of the requirements for organizing, preserving, inventorying and managing works of art and archival records; recommendations for best practices and a simple step-by-step workflow; practical advice and useful tips to plan the documentation of their work in keeping with their personal objectives. Following the slide presentation, Shelley will address individual questions from participants.


Biography for Shelley Diamond, MSLIS

Shelley Diamond is a principal of Shelley Diamond Archival Solutions LLC, which provides archival and collection management services to collectors, artists, artist estates, homeowners, and estate executors and beneficiaries in New York City. The firm helps individuals manage, document, preserve, and protect works of art and tangible personal property.

Shelley holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) and a Certificate in the Advanced Study in Archives from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University. She received a bachelor’s degree (BA) in Art History from Vassar College.

For two decades, Shelley was senior archivist at JPMorgan Chase & Co., supervising all aspects of managing the bank’s vast and varied historical collections, including the organization, cataloging, housing, and preservation of analog and digital archival records, artifacts and works of art. She also oversaw a wide range of research and education projects and curated multiple exhibitions devoted to the bank’s history. She was editor and co-author of The history of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2012). Before directing her passion to the preservation and care of collections, Shelley was a television news producer at ABC News in New York.


This Class will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent after payment for the class. The fee to attend is $20.

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