The preservation of artwork and historical objects has always been a key facet of curation as a means to remember, understand, and learn from humankind’s history. Unfortunately, the same care has not been taken with many of our designed objects in modern times, as they are abundant and difficult to comprehensively archive. Nonetheless, the importance of custodial work within this space is paramount in understanding the history of mankind's innovations in order to inform design of the future.
Recent years have seen the proliferation of those who wish to change that, with archivists using the power of the internet to shed light on niche subjects relating to design or other interests. A particular sector of design that has exploded with public interest is the realm of outdoor gear. The combined interest of the fashion community in gorpcore and vintage has resulted in the curation of content surrounding the intersection of these fields.