Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study - #mcn2012cons

Scheduled:

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Track: D. Digitization Strategy
Room: Spring

Submitter(s):

  1. Name: Anne Collins Goodyear
    Title: Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings
    Organization: Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery
  2. Name: Jeffrey Martin
    Title: Time-Based Art Conservator/Moving Image Archivist
    Organization: Independent
  3. Name: Penelope Umbrico
    Title: Artist/Photographer
    Organization: Independent
  4. Name: Koven J. Smith
    Title: Director of Technology
    Organization: Denver Art Museum
  5. Name: Richard McCoy
    Title: Conservator of Objects & Variable Art
    Organization: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Abstract:

Sponsered by the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art -- North America (INCCA-NA), this panel discussion will bring together an artist with a curator, a conservataor, and a technology expert to discuss various aspects of creating, displaying, storing, and preserving digital artworks within the context of museum data storage systems.

The technical aspects of storing digital artworks are complicated and often daunting for museum professionals. These issues are only now being discussed widely within the context of art conservation.

INCCA-NA’s panel discussion will provide a multi-faceted approach in an effot to explore the complexities of preserving digital art  while also addressesing the larger issues of storing digital media. This panel is part of the INCCA-NA's series of "Voice of the Artist Panel Discussions".  

 

Session Description:

 
Sponsered by the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art -- North America (INCCA-NA), this panel discussion will bring together an artist with a curator, a conservataor, and a technology expert to discuss various aspects of creating, displaying, storing, and preserving digital artworks within the context of museum data storage systems.
The technical aspects of storing digital artworks are complicated and often daunting for museum professionals. These issues are only now being discussed widely within the context of art conservation.
INCCA-NA’s panel discussion will provide a multi-faceted approach in an effot to explore the complexities of preserving digital art  while also addressesing the larger issues of storing digital media. This panel is part of the INCCA-NA's series of "Voice of the Artist Panel Discussions". 
About INCCA-NA:
INCCA-NA is dedicated to developing knowledge through collaborations between artists, art professionals and collectors that will ensure the preservation of modern and contemporary art and provide educational programs for a wide public audience in North America.

Session Info

  • Type: Full Panel
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  • Relevance: This presentation will have relevance for those working in institutions dealing regularly with digital artworks, who might have practical experience with the technology but not with evolving conservation practice around these types of works.