Philadelphia, PA - The City formally opened the brand-new City Archives and dedicated an interactive new mural provided for the site thru the City’s percentage for Art Program.
New City of Philadelphia Archives in Northern Liberties
The completely remodeled facility situated at 548 Spring Garden St. is going to feature a unique permanent public artwork explicitly made for the Archives. The art encounter is, elevated with a new augmented reality app, Resistance: Philadelphia, Available for free to the general public online at app stores. The Archives was relocated from 3101 Market St., its residence for the last 20 years.
The innovative state-of-the-art $10 million space is 65,000 square feet, with 20 parking spaces, and is close to both public transportation and also Center City. It can hold the expanding demands of modern-day archives and contains a climate-control system to maintain historical documents properly.
Utilizing both a tablet computer provided at the Archives or their very own device, guests can discover more about characters from Philadelphia’s abolitionist movement, in addition to the history and influence of red-lining tactics in Philadelphia. The app is obtainable on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app contents can be accessed anywhere, however, to interact with the mural and explore the Archives; officials will encourage visitors to visit the space.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, an interactive “reflection booth” was briefly installed on-site to permit guests to talk about their thoughts on video regarding the mural and their own experiences with the opposition. Visitors received those videos by e-mail and had been encouraged to discuss them on their individual social media profiles.