Great Basin Native Artists Archive and Directory are physical and digital records related to individual Great Basin Indigenous artists and art related activities from past, present and future artists. The archive will be permanently housed at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada and materials will be accessible at the Museum and will eventually be available online. Any living Great Basin Indigenous artist can contribute materials, and files are also maintained for deceased artists. The archive is also open to the public for research purposes.
“The Great Basin Native Artists sense of place is very important. Like with any place, the art reflects all aspects of that place. The mission of the GBNA archive is to create better knowledge of the Indigenous art and peoples of the Great Basin and to create opportunities for this underrepresented region in all forms of the arts.”
The archive currently includes materials from more than three hundred artists. Materials include artist biographies, documents, digital images, articles, exhibition ephemera, posters, prints, and press materials.