Recently after taking the bulk of my boxes to the half basement I am lucky to own (to made room in my studio to collect more) I have been pondering on the future. Would they have room in the Old People Home for all that? Would my children appreciate it and cherish it when they inherit it, and not much else. They ignore my art activities now, so ...
This drove me to start creating a collection of eBooks with the mail art received. A mamoth task but not impossible as quite a lot has been digitized already. The eBooks will be for ever circulating online and seen by the general public, not only mail artists. Methinks a neat solution so I will be able to retire happily. The sheltered homes have computers for the use of the residents and I will be able to see them too. I have checked.
But Mail Art should never ever be sold, it is a gift, and one does not sell gifts.
some archives went into museums for sure. But are they accesible?