“Etched in Memory: Legacy Planning for Artists” is a web resource designed to assist artists in preparing for and protecting their professional legacy through sound planning and archival practices. All artists face the issue of building and maintaining their artistic reputations and creative output. Artists can assist their surviving partners, family and friends with decisions on financial issues and estates, as well as the disposition of their personal papers, business records and artwork.

Some of the resources found here are the result of a one-day symposium held in the Scholarly Communication Center (SCC) at Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers in New Brunswick, on Friday, March 20, 2009.

Richard Greenberg, Esq.
New Jersey Trusts and Estates Attorney, Greenberg & Schulman, Woodbridge, NJ

He is a Partner in Greenberg & Schulman in Woodbridge, New Jersey, where he focuses in tax, corporate, estate planning and estate administration. A Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Mr. Greenberg is the incoming President of the Tax Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Consultors of the Real Property, Probate, Trusts and Estates Committee, former Chair of the Corporate Tax Committee, and a member of the Estate and Inheritance Tax and Partnership Tax Committees of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Former President of the Tri-County Estate Planning Council and the Essex County Bar Association Tax Committee, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Tax, Trusts and Probate Committees, and the Tax Committees of the Essex and Middlesex County Bar Associations. Named as one of New Jersey’s Top 100 Lawyers, he is a frequent lecturer and author on numerous estate planning and estate administration topics. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Mr. Greenberg received his J.D. from St. John’s University and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Etched in Memory logo features Miriam Schapiro's "In the Land of Oo-bla-dee: Homage to Mary Lou Williams," 1993. Courtesy of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions.

The original symposium was sponsored by the Institute for Women and Art (IWA) at Rutgers in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries. The IWA operates under the auspices of the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities. These events are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Etched in Memory Project Team included: Dr. Ferris Olin, Principal Investigator; Nicole Plett, Project Manager; Joe Namashe, Videographer; Ricki Sablove, Symposium Organizer; Katherine Scott, Symposium Organizer and Web Site Developer.