We are in the process of capturing the oral histories and stories of the artists taking part in the Travelling Heirtage Bureau.
This is inspired by the "Artists' Lives" project first initiated in 1990 by National Life Stories, the charitable trust based in the oral history section of the British Library, in partnership with Tate Archive and is run in close collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute.
Its aim is to enable British artists to create a record of their experiences in their own words to complement, enlarge and sometimes challenge accounts by other commentators.
Whilst the recordings in the British Library collection concentrate in depth on each individual's working practice, it is important that they are life stories, rooting the speakers in the society which formed them rather than isolating them solely within the art world.
We hope to continue in the vein of the NLS programme and capture the voices of international women artists.
Links to sound files and related information will appear here in 2019.