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Preserving the Future: Innovative Strategies for Saving New Media

Preserving the Future: Innovative Strategies for Saving New Media

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22 Street (10th and 11th Avenues)
5th floor
New York, NY

IMAP is pleased to offer an overview of the current state of the media preservation field. This panel follows the launch of the comprehensive web resource, the EAI Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art ( http://www.eai.org/resourceguide), for which IMAP created the Preservation section ( http://www.eai.org/resourceguide /preservation).

Four panelists with expertise in archives, museums, art conservation and technology, will share recent developments and best practices in care and conservation of single-channel, video installation and new media art.

Drawing from the extensive research that was compiled for the Preservation section of the Online Resource Guide, this panel is geared to media arts professionals, archivists, conservators, artists and other caretakers of media collections, who will learn pragmatic information and strategies for tackling media preservation challenges.


Panelists:
Jeff Martin, Independent Media Archivist (moderator)
Ann Butler, Senior Archivist, Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU
Glenn Wharton, Special Projects Conservator, MOMA; and Research Scholar, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts and Museum Studies, NYU
Francis Hwang, Artist and Software Engineer

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