It’s that time of year again! Virginia Archives Month is in full swing, and so is REMIX! What is REMIX you may ask?

[REMIX] is a contest to inspire literal and figurative out-of-the-box ideas for cultural heritage collections. Archives aren’t just about serious research, they can be about serious (or not so serious) art! Redaction poetry, GIFs, collages, coloring pages, creative writing, memes, and other creative interventions are all ways to remix. Images for REMIX available on Flickr.

REMIX works in conjunction with each year’s Archives Month theme. This year’s theme is “The Letterpress, the Woodblock, and the Watermark: Book Arts in Archives and Special Collections.” You can view images to REMIX and read more about the contest here.

The sky is really the limit when it comes to REMIX, but if you need any assistance or help submitting your work, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!

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